AMA: Jessica Hische, Lettering Artist & Type Designer

over 8 years ago from Jessica Hische, Letterer / Procrastiworker

  • Ella Lama, over 8 years ago

    Hello Jessica!

    As with every other person here, I am a big fan of your work!

    I just want to get your thoughts on design trends. Lettering has been popular for a few years now and many poeple and getting into hand-drawn type. Do you see emerging trends that have the potential to overtake lettering in terms of popularity? What do you see yourself doing or working on if the world suddenly decides it's had enough of lettering?

    Thanks for taking time to do this! :)

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    • Jessica HischeJessica Hische, over 8 years ago

      I think certain kinds of lettering will definitely go out of style because of over-saturation (motivational-poster-style lettering, chalk-lettering, etc), but lettering and type design are REALLY diverse fields. It spans everything from really subtle logo work (which will always have a place) to the more illustrative stuff you see all over Pinterest. Good designers have to be agile and adaptable, so I think that people that find themselves caught in the middle of a trend just have to make sure that they're taking on diverse work, and working on diverse projects so that they're not only associated with something that could fall out of favor.

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