August 9th, 2012

Jessica Hische is a Talented Type

With our newly acquired, tongue-in-cheek Should I Work for Free? flowchart letterpress print now framed and ready for hanging, I thought it the perfect opportunity to blog about it’s creator, illustrator and type extraordinaire, Jessica Hische.

Many of you would already be familiar with Jessica’s lettering loveliness or at least recognise the beautiful work repeated across cutting edge design and typography websites. Working out of her and Erik Marinovich’s Title Case studio in San Francisco on a myriad of ‘side projects’ Jessica is in demand for both her typographic prowess as well as for speaking engagements at universities and the like, where she teaches others to do what they love, just as she has done.

I was introduced to Jessica’s work at my brother in law’s type exhibition GO FONT UR SELF*
a while back. What draws me to her illustrative style is it’s nostalgic aesthetic, being a lover of vintage typography and all.

Above are just a snippet of portfolio pieces selected from Jessica’s diverse body of work.
Her latest project (which I cannot wait to check out) are titles created for Wes Anderson’s new film, Moonrise Kingdom to be aired in Sydney’s cinemas soon. Check out the trailer here…