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October 22, 2009

Beautiful initial caps

Typographer and illustrator Jessica Hische has created the The Daily Drop Cap project. Each day she posts "a new hand-crafted decorative initial cap for your enjoyment and for the beautification of blog posts everywhere." Or the loveliest ransom notes ever assembled. A great resource for design-savvy kidnappers.

28 comments:

Andrea said...

wow...very creative!

shannon said...

These are super awesome. I wish I was this creative with a computer. I have a friend who kinda does something similar.
http://logoaweek.wordpress.com/

Dorkys Ramos said...

Oh these are wonderful! I work at a mag so I can appreciate a good drop cap. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Grandma G said...

Lovely! I shall expect to see them incorporated into your future blog posts. I may even try them on mine!

Whitney @ Whisker Graphics said...

How cool is that?! Very. What a great find. Thanks!

Bonnie said...

"A great resource for design-savvy kidnappers."

This cracked me up!

Grandma G said...

I wish they'd all somehow be on one page, or a sample of what's available so a person didn't have to page through to find what they want to use. Later on it's gonna make for a lot of paging! Just a thought.

michie said...

I would love to use those, but what happens if three years from now she moves the pictures? Then all of your posts would have a broken picture and the first letter of your posts missing? I do have to say though, it is great work and also great inspiration.

marie said...

I love these too- I have such a design crush on her!

Cherish @ My Cup of Tea said...

YAY! I love them!

Traci said...

Love it!

brion-pampell said...

Those are beautiful! :) Thanks for the resource! :)

yardage girl said...

Love it - thanks for the tip!

julie green said...

what a great find. thanks so much for sharing this one!

xiaoheather said...

Mmmm. Want to write a blog post that starts with that pink M! Reminds me of your fabric. :)

Carrie said...

oooh, thanks for the tip!

jenjen said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much!

XOXO
Jen

Petit Elefant said...

Bwaa haa haa. Ransom notes, indeed.

Celestial said...

What a beautiful idea!

Anna said...

these are great. Thanks for sharing.

Muffin said...

Isn't she talented! I wish I was as good a typographer as her!

jessieg said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm now following Jessica. I love love love typography. Feel free to blog more great resources.

~S~ said...

I love this! All her letters are so beautiful! Thanks Jessica for finding such creative treasures via the internet and for free! I tried to put the letter "P" on my post but I get a box around the letter, like a frame. Any idea how to get rid of that?

Jess said...

The border is something your blog's template is probably adding. (Do all the other pictures on your blog have borders?) You can either change that throughout your blog by editing the html code of your template (I think wherever you see "border" change the value to 0, or add

border="0"

to the code from Jessica that you paste into your new post:

img src="blah blah blah" border="0" title="Daily Drop Cap...

I don't know anything about coding, so I don't know if that will override your blog's settings. But you can try. Maybe somebody else can advise if that doesn't work.

~S~ said...

Thanks so much for the detailed advice! Unfortunately it wasn't overwriting, but I found a solution (after a LONG time of trying!) at http://tinyurl.com/ygsv3lw. Just in case anyone needed blog advice, I really liked that site, it was helpful and so were you! thanks!

Jody said...

I'm totally loving these!!! Thanks!

mfas said...

Awesome! Thanks for the link... I tested it out today with great success!
http://www.zucchiniandco.com/blog/fun-fonts-fridays-and-felting

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