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Daily Drop Cap

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I don’t think I originally posted about this project when it first started since it was on every single blog it seemed – but I was reminded about Jessica Hische’s Daily Drop Cap project and spent some of last night browsing through the beautiful drop caps she’s designed – she tries to design one per work day.  What’s a drop cap you ask?

It’s a fancy letter that is placed at the beginning of a paragraph, usually seen at the beginning of chapters in novels.  The capital letter ‘drops’ down 2 or 3 lines below the initial sentence of the paragraph.  And now the rest is just filler text to make a ‘full paragraph’ so you can see the drop cap cutting into the text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper.

Want to learn more about Jessica Hische?
View an interview about the show Jessica recently had in Philadelphia via Roger Allen and an interview from Design*Sponge font day about Jessica’s work in the lettering field.

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One thought on “Daily Drop Cap

  1. Want to translate that sentence in the middle of this post? Is it latin?

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