By Jesse Kirsch

Inspired by antique wood type from the world of letterpress and the alphabetized streets of Washington, DC, each letterform has a unique shape and history—much like the city, its iconic cherry blossoms, and its people. A hidden message among the jumble of letters aims to bring viewers hope for a better day to come.

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Jesse Kirsch

Jesse Kirsch

Takoma Park, MD

Jesse Kirsch is an award-winning graphic designer, art director, and owner of No Plan Press, a boutique letterpress and design studio. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he has been working professionally in the arts for over 20 years. Jesse enjoys finding new methods of using geometry, color, and typography, often in a way that explores everyday subjects from a different perspective. Inspired by the juxtaposition of new and old technologies, his work combines the latest in modern design software with century-old vintage printing equipment. Originally from New Jersey, Kirsch now lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with his wife, two boys and cat Penny.