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This book will change your life! Well...it will certainly change how you approach lettering and type design projects. Through step-by-step instruction, you'll learn how to sketch distinctive letterforms and turn those sketches into finalized vector artwork that would please even the judgiest of type nerds.
“Jessica has done so much great work she could have simply published a monograph. Instead, she shows you how to do great work too. That says everything about who Jessica is—and what kind of book this is.”—Stephen Coles
“Is there any greater thrill than a peek behind the curtain to see how a great magician's tricks are really done? Jessica Hische provides that peek, and anyone who cares about drawing, lettering, or—dare I say—the power of written word will be absolutely enthralled with what she reveals.” —Michael Bierut
“Jessica took the world by storm and her first book, In Progress, shows you how and why. Whether it is her whimsical and witty personal projects, her riveting magazine and book covers, her entertaining editorial work, her magical movie titles, or even her first draft pencil sketches, In Progress brilliantly reveals exactly what it takes to make meaningful work that moves people and that matters.” —Debbie Millman
“Unlike most focused type and lettering books, Jessica’s covers a very broad range of topics in very approachable terms. From formal models of letter construction and serif structure all the way through software suggestions, vector drafting, and decorative shading. It functions as a perfect gateway drug to the world of lettering and type, building a solid foundation by addressing the biggest real-world issues. Plus, it's just damn nice to look at.”—Nick Sherman