Jessica Hische Illustrated Drop Caps

If you are a blogger and you want to beautify your blog, but don’t really have the art skills to make things yourself, you can borrow elements from other sources, like these wonderful drop caps made by graphic designer and illustrator Jessica Hische. Jessica started a project called The Daily Drop Cap. Every day (working day that is) she adds a new decoritavely designed letter of the alphabet. The embed code is provided on The Daily Dropcap site for you to use. Each of them look completely different and will help to jazz your blog up a bit.

Of course she doesn’t only make the letters, she makes other great stuff too. It’s one thing to make beautiful letters, it’s whole other thing to apply text as an illustration. Basically, one needs to think about what font goes well with the feeling of what is being portrayed. She does that so well and so…here’s some extra Jessica Hisch eyecandy.A series for the Boston Globe – “Why we love Boston in winter”



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Powerful Portraits Capture the History and Masculinity of Mongolian Wrestling

“Like going to war.” This is how one of the wrestlers in photographer Ken Hermann and art director Gem Fletcher‘s project Bökh, describes Mongolian wrestling. Shot in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, the resulting portraits and short film pay respect to this ancient tradition. It’s a tradition that is still very much alive in the nomadic communities that account for 30% of the country’s population.

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Life-Saving Poster Uses Lemons to Illustrate Different Signs of Breast Cancer

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