The Weekend Guide
Philadelphia Events and Diversions
What: Jessica Hische displays her innovative typography from the Daily Drop Cap project.
Why: Free Root liquor.
When: Thru Aug. 29. Reception, Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 116 N. Third St. (215-922-2600). Admission is free.
Jessica Hische at Art in the Age in Philadelphia
Jessica Hische is currently hanging her show “Illustrative Initials” at Art in the Age in Philadelphia. The show will feature Jessica’s typographic work and her stunning illustrated drop caps. Details of the opening reception are listed below.
Jessica is no stranger to Philadelphia having received her BFA from Tyler School of Art and remaining for a few years to work in our fair city. She currently runs her own studio, Jessica Hische Design and Illustration, as well as the amazingly popular blog, Daily Drop Cap.
Illustrative Initials @ Art in the Age
Friday July 30, 2010
Reception 6-8 PM
116 North 3rd Street (just north of 3rd & Arch)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Partaaaaaay (and buy Letterpressed Drop Caps)
If you missed my tweets about this in early July, there is currently a show of my letterpressed drop caps at Art in the Age in Philadelphia. If you are in or around Philly this Friday (July 30th), come and help celebrate the show with me. I’m hoping it will turn into a massive Philadelphia nostalgiafest in which I carry on my own private game of Edward Cocktail-Hands and promise everyone I am moving back “becausephiladelphiaissototallyawesome!!!1!”. See the video below for further details about the show, and if you can’t make it, no worries, drop caps will be for sale on my site very soon and you and I can have a virtual toast when you purchase one.
Imbibification: Art In The Age’s SNAP
Already making the souped-up root beer hooch ROOT, AITA’s launching SNAP, using a colonial American recipe to make an 80-proof liquor capturing the full essence of ginger — presumably, no matter how long the booze’s in the sun, it’ll never get a tan(queray).
Clicking this link’ll tell you which PLCB shops carry the bottles.
Hitting up www.artintheage.com will get you cocktails and recipes that’ll let you use it.
Reverend Michael Alan, mixologist and the illustrator behind the Art in the Age SNAP artwork, makes Haymakers Punch.
root beer cake topped with “root” cream
When I went to San Francisco recently I had a small mission to accomplish: buy Root liquor. Root is a traditional spirit produced by a group of Philly artists known as Art in the Age and they’ve created this root beer wallop from a recipe not seen since the early 20th century. It’s readily available in Philadelphia and in a few North Carolina locations, but not at all available in Canada. Luckily, I found it at Cask, a great San Francisco shop filled with hard-to-find small-batch spirits. $40 later and it was carefully swathed into my luggage bound for Vancouver.