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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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8 Captivating Design History Books

Theodore Roosevelt once famously said, “The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” This concept certainly applies to graphic design, a field in which innovators have shaped the appearance of our world. Design history traces the lines of our culture, from the media we consume to the...

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Should Designers Plunder the Past?

In the Spring 2015 issue of Print, Rick Poynor tackles the timeless question of whether the past is better left alone in graphic design.

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African American Media

Steven Heller speaks with Bobby C. Martin Jr. about OCD's design for a new exhibition documenting the art and influence of Ebony magazine and Jet magazine.