Jessica Hische

Monday Inspiration, “Type Nerd”.

Any graphic designer that is worth their weight is a type nerd. You might not admit it in public, but deep down you know you are. Jessica Hische is a type nerd and isn’t afraid to tell the world. Why? Because she is one of the best type designers going today.

About a month ago, Gestalten held a two day workshop with Hische and recorded the session as well as an interview with her. The video below is a little Monday inspiration from an ADC Young Gun and one of Print Magazine’s “New Visual Artists”. Enjoy.

Love Letters for Hamilton Type.

When the good people at Mama’s Sauce in Orlando Florida found out that the Hamilton Type Museum were being forced to relocate, they did something extraordinary. They culled the talents of some extremely skilled designers to help raise money for the Hamilton move. The video below tells the story of who what and why. The video is worth watching in its own right. The cause makes it even better.

Hamilton Type:


Fuzzco (
Justin Mezzell (
Aaron Draplin (
Dana Tanamachi (
Jon Contino (
Jessica Hische (
Ross Moody 55HI’s (

Music by: Keegan Dewitt

Design Friday Addendum. Drop Caps by Jessica Hische

I love typography. I have since the beginning of my career ages ago, when I used to read Upper &Lower Case front to back, pouring over the amazing type designs and stories that were featured in each issue. Earlier today, I came across the blog of Jessica Hische. An Illustrator and typographer that creates a new illustrated drop cap everyday and posts it to her blog. The best part is she has set these up with the HTML you need if you want to insert and use them in your own blog as a start cap for your posts.

Each letter is well though out and executed with a complete mastery of her craft. Be sure and go through the archives and check out each letter form she has posted, because they really are quite amazing. The fact that she is able to create and post a new one every day is, as far as I am concerned outstanding. Especially when you look at the amount of detail that goes into these.