Category Archives: Typography

VIDEO: Jessica Hische – From Berlin With Love

Jessica Hische – From Berlin With Love from Gestalten on Vimeo.

In a recent two-day Gestalten workshop, participants worked closely with Jessica Hische (a letterer, illustrator, and crazy cat lady known for her silly side projects and occasional foul mouth, as she jokingly describes herself) to develop a full vector alphabet and learn about drawing type in a short amount of time. Hische has been named a Forbes Magazine “30 under 30” in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print Magazine’s “New Visual Artists”. took the chance of a very brief break during the workshop to let Jessica talk us through some of the pros and cons of the letters B/E/R/L/I/N.

EXAMPLE: Typography Whore

Like most of us here, I follow a lot of design blogs. I love typography and have hundreds of typography quotes saved on my phone for inspiration. This was actually just a personal project that I did for fun. I wanted to take a crack at creating my own version of the typographical quotes I see so often.

I’d love to hear some feedback on the layout, typeface choices and just overall aesthetic appeal. I crave honesty. I feel that I’ve reached a bit of a plateau in my design skills and I can’t improve unless I’m…humbled, haha So..feel free to speak your mind.