The Typographic Work of Jessica Hische

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Thanks for sparing the time to check out this little space! This marks my first official blog entry to my website. This place will be where I share my thoughts on the work of established Typographers and Illustrators in the creative industries. I'm currently based at New College Nottingham (NCN) doing my Foundation degree in Graphic Design (Illustration) which i'm currently enjoying - the challenges, learning curves and the importance of social networking!

 

Over the course of my summer holidays this year, I compiled research into a multitude of designers & illustrators, and one of whom who grabbed my attention was Jessica Hische.

 

Jessica's contributions within the graphic design realm is extensive, she has a book out titled In Progress which is a sneak-peak into her creative working process. Which is currently on my Amazon wish list this year.

To see her folio of work, you can visit her website here at : http://jessicahische.is/working

 

Since discovering her work, I was inspired to try my hand at typography and calligraphy which came with varying results. These exercises are a great way of creative problem solving, figuring out how to approach a certain type or font - which takes a steady hand and patience.

 

 There must be a few of you out there who like me, do tend to  procrastinate  and put things off like you do. .You know that feeling,  oh I'll do it later at x time , its something we all have to take responsibility of, and learning to forgive yourself more importantly. All those awesome personal projects, sketches and doodles that we LOVE to do because they make us feel good, but at the same time we still have that assignment by Ted we need to be working on!

There must be a few of you out there who like me, do tend to procrastinate and put things off like you do. .You know that feeling, oh I'll do it later at x time, its something we all have to take responsibility of, and learning to forgive yourself more importantly. All those awesome personal projects, sketches and doodles that we LOVE to do because they make us feel good, but at the same time we still have that assignment by Ted we need to be working on!

 Here is an example of some practice calligraphy I came up with last week. I did use a guide reference in illustrating this font, specifically the Gothic style. I've always admired Ye Olde Medieval texts and illuminations, the artistry present in them and the symbolism. My affinity and appreciation of all things Medieval definitely came from my Mother who is quite the history buff. Just imagine those hundreds of years ago in Medieval Europe. . .monks and scribes having to HAND illustrate several hundred page plus tomes, and bibles for the monarchs and ruling bodies. Sometimes it could take between 6 months to a few years to illustrate a tome or illuminated manuscript.

Here is an example of some practice calligraphy I came up with last week. I did use a guide reference in illustrating this font, specifically the Gothic style. I've always admired Ye Olde Medieval texts and illuminations, the artistry present in them and the symbolism. My affinity and appreciation of all things Medieval definitely came from my Mother who is quite the history buff. Just imagine those hundreds of years ago in Medieval Europe. . .monks and scribes having to HAND illustrate several hundred page plus tomes, and bibles for the monarchs and ruling bodies. Sometimes it could take between 6 months to a few years to illustrate a tome or illuminated manuscript.