What To Do This Weekend
Good morning everyone!
Tonight, Art in the Age is hosting the opening reception for Jessica Hische’s Illustrative Initials from 5-7pm. The exhibit also includes letters from her popular project, Daily Drop Cap. Check out a video here explaining why Jessica loves lettering, and then go out and immediately rent Helvetica.
Jessica Hische letterpress drop caps
Typographer extraordinaire Jessica Hische has selected her favourite letters from her Daily Drop Caps series and had them beautifully letterpressed in bold red and black. I love the idea of buying a few and spelling out a word with them for a big impact - they're just $40 each from her store.
Here's a nice video of Jessica talking about her caps and the letterpress printing process, which was shot at her solo show at Art in the Age in Philadelphia.
2 oz Root Liqueur
1/2 oz Rich Demerara Syrup
1 Whole Egg
Shake once without ice and once with, strain into a fizz glass, and top with pale ale (Sierra Nevada).
Normally, I do not like to post recipes that require specialized ingredients that I have not seen on the market, but this drink was damn tasty. And it also used a beer float to a great effect which is always a bonus in my book. Root is a liqueur based on Colonial recipes for root tea that was brewed from sassafras, sarsaparilla, and wintergreen birch bark amongst other roots and herbs. With the temperance movement at the end of the 19th century, this spiritous brew morphed into root beer soda. While Art in the Age's version does not use sassafras (banned by the U.S. government in the 1960s), they have tried to replicate the flavor as best as possible. So far it seems that their current day product has not moved too far from Pennsylvania yet.
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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.
Art in the Age Ginger Rye
Most of us have been drinking since middle school – but, who among us has ever had Rye? This old whiskey variant is something fur trappers drank in the 1800s. Now, with the advent of Snap!, a small-batch liquor made from (honest-to-goodness) ginger snap cookies, there’s finally a mixer that blends with Rye. Try it out. If the sweet, tart & dry taste doesn’t do it for you, at least you can use it to start a fire or remove paint. And on it’s own, the Snap! is tasty.
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