I went to Jessica Hische’s AIGA talk when she was in Omaha. Watching her go through the process makes lettering seem so damn easy. Upon going home and trying for myself, it became quite clear lettering, however the process, is far from easy. Lettering, to the level to which Hische does it, takes years of practice and experimentation. The process however, is a great place to start.
This show-all romp through design-world darling Jessica Hische’s sketchbook reveals the creative and technical process behind making award-winning hand lettering. See everything, from Hische’s rough sketches to her polished finals for major clients such as Wes Anderson, NPR, and Starbucks. The result is a well of inspiration and brass tacks information for designers who want to sketch distinctive letterforms and hone their skills. With more than 250 images and metallic silver ink printed throughout to represent her penciled sketches, this highly visual book is an essential—and entirely enjoyable—resource for those who practice or simply appreciate the art of hand lettering.