Jessica Hische

Daily Drop Cap

Jessica Hische

San Francisco, USA

Jessica Hische is a letterer and illustrator best known for her personal projects ‘Daily Drop Cap’ and the ‘Should I Work for Free?’ flowchart as well as her work for clients like Wes Anderson, Penguin Books and Google. She’s been named one of Print Magazine’s ‘New Visual Artists’, an ADC Young Gun, and one of Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’ in art and design two years in a row. She is currently serving on the Type Directors Club Board of Directors, has travelled the world speaking about lettering and illustration, and has probably consumed enough coffee to power a small nation.


Grounded in history but with a fun modern edge, this filter is perfect for all forms of writing, from non-fictional accounts of personal tragedies and triumphs to whimsical tales of magic and mystery. It’s stylish and beautiful but not too proud or stuffy. It will ground your writing in a bit of typographical history without keeping you stuck in the past.

Recommended for: everything from silly asides to powerful personal mission statements to long-form contemplative writing.