With tips on form, style, and craft, this artist’s manual gives you skills and wisdom that are hard to find elsewhere. After using many different books as references for my own lettering work, I found this guide to be incredible with info for the beginner as well as great advice for those wanting to pursue lettering more seriously in the professional world. Check this one out!
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.
About the Author
Jessica Hische is a letterer and illustrator based in San Francisco. Forbes has twice recognized her in its annual 30 Under 30 list in the art and design category.
"Jessica Hische has condensed her remarkable story into a great resource covering every aspect of her trade as a lettering artist. The artist from Pennsylvania was hired straight out of school by her design idol, Louise Fili, based on a self-promotional project she sent to Fili. Hische then moved to New York City, where she worked day and night until she discovered her passion for lettering. The story is told in a confessional manner that perfectly echoes how Hische is when you encounter her at conferences: a whirlwind of talent, energy, and creativity. This inspiring and informative book is relevant to anyone interested in hand lettering." - Communication Arts