Lettering and Font Design Basics from Jessica Hische

By on May 24, 2016 in Tutorials
Lettering and Font Design Basics from Jessica Hische

We're teaming up with Skillshare to bring you some fantastic design tutorials. Today, we've got a lesson from the extremely talented type designer, Jessica Hische. In the video below, she discusses letterform basics and walks you through some unexpected surprises regarding how letters are constructed. Whether you're an experienced font designer or a complete novice, it's definitely worth a watch.

This is just a small sample of Jessica's awesome full course on lettering. Head over to Skillshare to view the full course.

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  1. Beth_R
    • Staff

    This is great - I learned something (as I always do from Jessica) about ink traps! I've noticed them, but I didn't know what they were called or what they were for. Yay! I'll have to take the class for more type fun.

    (By the way, this worked for me in Safari.)

  2. hellobrio

    GAH Yes! Hische is my favorite. Let me have a brag-tastic moment and say that I ran into her in Paris (and geeked out and asked for a picture with her) and her and her husband are super sweet. She is so talented and kickass.

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