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Lettering and Font Design Basics from Jessica Hische

Creative Market March 31, 2021 · 1 min read

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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  • Im not seeing a video? 7 years ago
  • @Rob Brink It's an exercise in imagination! =D 7 years ago
  • 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.) 7 years ago
  • @Matt Borchert, @Rob Brink should be working in all browsers now :) 7 years ago
  • J Hische is my hero. If you are unfamiliar with her work (which would be a shock, she's everywhere!) you should definitely check out her work. She also has a few articles where she offers advice on the industry and discusses her process and such. http://jessicahische.is/thinkingthoughts 7 years ago
  • Really good, learn something new everyday! 7 years ago
  • Love it 7 years ago
  • 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. 7 years ago
  • No way, that's fantastic! 7 years ago
  • Great video, definitely makes me want to know more about creating typefaces. 7 years ago
  • Very cool explanation of type design. Makes me want to expore more. Thanks! 7 years ago
  • Ink traps. #themoreyouknow Great video! 7 years ago
  • Great Post, Wonderful Video!! 7 years ago