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Jessica Hische on Jessica Hische

In honor of her delectable dropcap for Marcel Proust's Swann's Way, Print invited Jessica Hische to take the Proust Questionnaire.

Jessica Hische Does Drop Caps for the Classics

Is it too early to start shopping for Christmas? Probably, yes. Nevertheless, we couldn’t resist sharing these images of the forthcoming Penguin Drop Cap series, which will offer some excellent holiday gift options for the bookish typography-and-illustration buffs in your lives. Each of the eventual 26 hardcover books in the series is a design...

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— Scroll to see more images   Many a young designer’s self-promotional holiday card has gone ignored by its recipients. But when Jessica Hische sent her hand-lettered “12 Days of Christmas” card to designer Louise Fili in December 2006, she got herself a job. Hische describes her playful, lively drawings and letterforms as “whimsical...

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Designer of the Week: Richard LaRue

Designer of the Week Richard LaRue, an art director with some great logo design under his belt, talks benefits of living "a well-designed life" & more.

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Trip the Type Fantastic

Even in Italy, birthplace of Western type, it's hard to find a great type course … but not impossible. Steven Heller talks with James Clough about his work.

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Paul Bacon, Bestseller

Paul Bacon, master of the "Big Book Look" in cover design, died Monday. Find out who Bacon was, and the massive impact he had on the field of book covers.

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The Fascist World’s Expo

The World's Fair that never happened began in 1936 when the Fascist Italian government was selected to host the Exhibition in Rome in 1941.

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Racism Italiana

Steven Heller looks at the visual racial stereotyping in two Italian books.