Once in a while we run across art, design or typography that simply blow us away. It's not often that all three come in a single package -- but in this case, the stunning works of typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische proves she's a master of all three!
I didn't know what graphic design was until I went to college. I took some classes in it and loved it, but wasn't really sure if I loved it more than every other class (Glass-blowing is fun! Sculpture is fun! Painting is fun!).
We find that hard to believe. The sheer diversity of styles -- all masterfully executed -- would suggest that she's been at this a lot longer than she has; or that she is uniquely gifted in the visual arts as few others are!
A true testiment to that statement is to: side-scroll this
WOW, is that cool, or what?
I ran across Jessica's work, by chance, in a Twitter tweet that goes to one of those blogs that doesn't give credit to the actual artist. (You know the ones -- there are thousands of them!) It merely referenced The Daily Drop Cap, an ongoing project by Jessica Hische. So, I bore down until I found her site. This is a series of hand-crafted decorative initial caps, "for the beautification of blog posts everywhere."
I went to school thinking I would be a painter. In the end, I was procrastinating from my painting/sculpture/everything-else work by doing graphic design. I think a good way to figure out your passions are to look at what you do when you're procrastinating from everything else.
Truly sage advice -- and a beautiful way to end this brief review, so you can go and enjoy the awsome works of
Jessica Hische a designer/illustrator currently living in Brooklyn. She spends her days drawing type and designing pretty things and her late nights working on everything from editorial illustration to hand-lettering for romance novel covers.
Jessica Hische Typography
Jessica Hische Graphic Identity Design
Check out her Drop Caps Limited Editions
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