The (former) Office of
22nd and Folsom Streets • San Francisco
Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, type nerd, and secret web designer best known for her personal projects, obsession with cats, and occasional foul mouth. She served on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a Forbes Magazine “30 under 30” in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print Magazine’s “New Visual Artists”. She’s been lucky to work for amazing clients like Wes Anderson, McSweeney’s, Penguin, Target, and Tiffany & Co. She is also a New York Times best-selling author of two children’s books.
Erik Marinovich is a letterer and designer. As a co-founder of Friends of Type, he’s spent the last several years drawing more letters than you could even fathom. He has worked for clients such as The New York Times, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The Atlantic, Nike, Nescafé and the Gap. His work has been featured in the Type Directors Club annual as well as CommArts Type annual. He believes it’s ok to drink a whiskey at lunch (occasionally) and thinks Doyald Young was a demi-god.
Jessica and Erik began sharing a studio together in 2011 when Jessica moved to San Francisco. The two met at the New Orleans TypeCon the summer prior and it was studiolove at first sight. For eight wonderful years they remained studiomates—working side by side, critiquing each other's work, collaborating on projects, and teaching workshops. In 2020, the commute finally wore Jess down and she relocated her studio to Downtown Oakland. She and her husband purchased two storefront spaces in Downtown Oakland and spent the better part of a year renovating them into her dream studio and letterpress workshop. Erik remains in the original Title Case spot on 22nd Street (for now! or maybe forever, who knows) alongside Tina Hardison—a badass designer, company co-founder, and friend to both Jessica and Erik. It has been wonderful to be a part of the San Francisco creative community for all these years—you haven't seen the last of us! Jessica and Erik remain friends and hope to continue to collaborate in the future in one way or another.