Hedcut Illustrations

Individual newspapers and magazines have their unique editorial design, illustration and drawing style that clearly distinguishes them from the competition. The Wall Street Journal, for example, employs Hedcut which emulates the woodcut style and we're excited to spotlight Noli Novak's illustrations implementing this particular type in all its glory.

Hedcut is a term referring to a style of drawing, associated with The Wall Street Journal. They use the stipple method of many small dots and the hatching method of small lines to create an image, and are designed to emulate the look of woodcuts from old-style newspapers, and engravings on certificates and currency. The phonetic spelling of "hed" may be based on newspapers' use of the term hed for "headline." R

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