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I Lurve Letterpress

No longer associated with ze olden times, this amazing form of printing is still used today and while the designs are much more daring and modern, the method is pretty much the same. Artists who excel at Letterpress tend to be brilliant with typography as can be seen by the examples below:

Designer: Jason Gomez Printed by Swash Press

Letterpress designs range from the elegant detail as seen below...


to clean, simple prints which are accentuated by the indents and embossing created by the pressure of the plate.

Letterpress Delicacies

This one made me smile... :)


Alee and Press

Maginating Design,

In her usual impeccable style we have *drum rooolll* Jessica Hische:

This amazing poster by Cameron Moll took him over 100 hours!

All this beauty comes from beautiful craftsmanship :

I'm dying to learn how to do it! Watch this space! Thanks to

I <3 Jessica Hische!!

Now readers, I am about to share something rather special with you all... Her name is Jessica Hische and she is a faaaabulous Graphic Designer/Illustrator extraordinaire!! She works in New York/Brooklyn, and creates exceptionally beautiful Typography. This German/American gal is talented to the max and I could look at all her creations for hours! She has a blog: and website:

She originally studied fine art and when asked what inspired her to get into design she says:

I liked how in design you were solving problems, that there were rules to follow, that the point was for people to GET what you were trying to communicate (unlike in fine art, where if people get it right away, you’re probably doing something wrong). I would procrastinate from all of my other work by working on design projects (I think a good way to figure out your passions are to look at what you do when you’re procrastinating from everything else).

She has a great sense of humour and sense of self. When asked why she started drawing type she explains how none of the free fonts available online gave her the effects she wanted in her designs so she started drawing her own. And aren't we glad she did :) LOOK at this....

Oooooh so pretty!! She has such an incredible style: vintage yet chic, funky yet neatly finished... very art nouveau! A..MA...ZING !

"I love vintage packaging. I like silly roll-your-eyes-ish jokes. I love talking to strangers. I love interior design and vintage/retro furniture design. I’m inspired by other designers and illustrators all the time, by their motivation and by their great work."

What do you feel is the most challenging part of being a designer/illustrator?

"I think pushing yourself to experiment can be really challenging. Once you are good at doing a certain thing, you fall back on it, instead of moving forward and trying new things. You should be always challenging yourself to do new things or at least to push the envelope a little bit."

Jessica follows her own advice in a big way. At the end of 2009 she drew a new drop cap everyday and they are now available online for non-commercial use:

Her work is stunning when translated into Letterpress as can be seen on her beautiful business cards.

Thanku Miss. Hische for being such an inspiration to us all*

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