She’ll be appearing this Friday at Semi-Permanent but in the meantime, here's a Jessica Hische video taster for you. The typographer and illustrator gives us an insight into her Daily Drop Cap project, whereby each day a new hand-crafted decorative initial cap is posted for viewers enjoyment and for the beautification of blog posts. In the video, she tells us more about her motivation to start the project, why its popularity has surprised her and why its appeal has expanded to move beyond designers, illustrators and artists, to also include mid-western housewives.
More about Jessica
After graduating from Tyler School of Art with a degree in Graphic Design, Hische worked for Headcase Design in Philadelphia before taking a position as Senior Designer at Louise Fili Ltd. While working for Louise, Hische continued developing her freelance career, working for clients such as Tiffany & Co., Chronicle Books, and The New York Times.
In September of 2009, after two-and-a-half years of little sleep and a lot of hand lettering, she left Louise Fili to pursue her freelance career further.
Jessica has been featured in most major design and illustration publications including Communication Arts, Print Magazine, How Magazine, The Graphis Design Annual, American Illustration and the Society of Illustrators.
Jessica Hische was featured as one of Step Magazine’s 25 Emerging Artists, Communication Arts ‘Fresh’, Print Magazine’s New Visual Artists 2009 (commonly referred to as Print’s 20 under 30), and The Art Directors Club Young Guns. In 2009 she was named Lettercult's Person of the Year.
She’ll be making her Semi-Permanent appearance this Friday.