Check out my Calligraphy Blog

I have been posting my attempts at calligraphy on a tumblr blog made for this purpose. Check it out at Pica learns Calligraphy !   Those are just a few examples of the posts you can find there. I also post all of those to my instagram feed. I just prefer a blog format, because I like to write things about what I do and it’s not pleasant to do on a …

Pica’s Proper Hand – Free Font

It was a long time coming. Earlier this year I decided to create my first font, based on my hand writing. It was created entirely digital with a tablet and in Adobe Illustrator. It does not contain all glyphs, but more than I had planned to begin with anyway. As of now it has already over 16K downloads on dafont, which is quite a bit surprise. I assume not many …

To Lorem ipsum or not to.

Published first on medium.com, July 7th 2015. A little excourse on the use of placeholders in design and why content is so important for the design process. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in …

Welcome to my blog!

Let’s get this started, shall we? I am Anne, a designer and illustrator from Germany. I have always been drawing and painting and eventually ended up turning it into a career. In this blog I am going to talk about everything in and between design and illustration, but not limited to that. There will be articles, features, freebies, tutorials, and maybe even interviews at some point. This is not my first, …