AMA: Jessica Hische, Lettering Artist & Type Designer

over 8 years ago from Jessica Hische, Letterer / Procrastiworker

  • Yohul CYohul C, over 8 years ago

    Hey Jessica! Big admirer of your work, and I for one am glad of your oversharing, as its really intersteing to see what goes on in the life/mind of designers that I really do admire.

    I wanted to ask, are you planning on doing something like a the Letter Together workshop online (perhaps on Skillshare? I participated in your Drop Cap course there, was fun!) for some of us who live in a galaxy far, far away?

    Also, as a letterer, have you ever considered ever travelling the world exploring/chronicling all the street signs and painted letters to get inspiration?(something I've really wanted to do myself, plus living in India gives me access to some of the most intense hand-painted signs i've ever come across)

    PS: Just acquired A-D of the Penguin Drop Caps series, they are truly lovely covers!

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    • Jessica HischeJessica Hische, over 8 years ago

      The skillshare I have up has a lot of the content from our Letter Together workshops. I'd love to do more online workshops, but the letter together format might be difficult to carry out online (the limited class format really helps make sure I can fine tune critique everyone's work). I tried to put as much of the letter together content into the existing skillshare as I could, and much of what we teach in those workshops is also in my new book!

      I would love to take a letter tour of the world, but I do feel like local designers are probably the best chroniclers of their hometowns. Erik, my studiomate, takes tons of pictures of sign painting around San Francisco—you should do the same for where you live in India and post online so we can all take a virtual tour! I think there were a few sites / instagram accounts documenting local lettering (there are definitely a few for NYC).

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