Thursday, August 7, 2008

Illustration and Design | Jessica Hische

During the day Jessica Hische works at Louise Fili's studio - designing beautiful books like these. Jessica is also a freelance illustrator and designer who specializes in hand lettering. Please check out her web site and prepare to be humbled by her talents.







If you are interested in Illustration you may have noticed a trend towards naive, loose, unstructured illustration and hand lettering recently. Sometimes it looks cool and edgy but, more often than not, it just looks like a six year old drew it. Maybe it's my more conservative side that finds it reassuring to find someone like Jessica who obviously loves to apply elegance and real craftsmanship to her work - it's a beautiful thing! Jessica lives in Brooklyn and illustrates for clients such as Penguin, Scholastic and Chronicle. I know you will enjoy her work.

8 comments:

poppy said...

um yeah, beautiful!

Cathe said...

Oh, I love the look of beautiful hand-lettering! Her work is amazing!

Brittany Noel said...

I, too, am sick of the illustration trend to make things look like a child drew them. I love children's drawings, but when a kid made them, not an adult who spent 4 years at art school. So, I appreciate the artist you showcased today :)

Brittany

Miss B. said...

So very inspiring! Thank you for sharing!

Julie said...

Thanks so much for sharing this ...her website is absolutely gorgeous. All that type - a visual treat for sure!

cartolina said...

I am glad you like Jessicas work - I am so in awe of her skills - working at Louise Fili's studio must be an amazing opportunity and the talent level so high.

I would like to talk some more about the trend towards very childlike, naive illustration - I think it would be interesting to have some design dialogue on the subject.
Maybe next week.

Thanks for your comments.

lisa {milkshake} said...

Love, love, love Jessica's work - especially the typography! I don't like a lot of what I'm seeing as far as illustration goes these days.

Janine said...

This is gorgeous. I've admired a lot of this work before and it is nice to know who created it.

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