Art, Illustration

How Jess Cruickshank used her passion to forge sick notes

Fonts, scripts and types aren’t things that people often think about, beyond jokes and memes featuring comic sans. Jess Cruickshank’s infectious passion as a letterer might change that mindset.

Originally from Brisbane, Jess Cruickshank is an illustrator and letterer who moved to Sydney after feeling that it would provide her with more opportunities and a broader community of artists she could be a part of.

She has a particular love for, in her own words, “fancy old stuff”, where detail and craft were of the utmost importance. And a special appreciation for ornate medieval manuscripts and Victorian-era book covers, where every character was a work of art.

Jess Cruickshank visited Lost at E Minor for a chat, where she told us about using her skills in her cheeky younger years. At school, her handwriting was at such an advanced level that she was able to forge notes for her friends. A valuable friend to have indeed.