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Jelsen Jargon – Subtly Loud

February 4th, 2009 by

Jelsen Jargon

Jelsen Innocent (aka Jelsen Jargon) is a Brooklyn-based graphic artist whose work is playful, and could even be described as visually compelling. I first discovered Jelsen’s work purely by accident. What really drew me in is that, he almost exclusively hand draws custom typefaces for his projects. Crafted with a loving subtle detail. I decided to shoot him an email and we met up for a chat and lunch in Manhattan. We had interesting conversation about his work, inspiration and our mutual love of type. Here is a quick Q & A and some pieces of his work.

Name: Jelsen Jargon

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Last CD or music you’ve purchased?
Grace Jones “Island Life” &
Muhsinah “The Oscillations: Sine”

How would you describe your style?
Subtly loud or generally specific

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Architect; I couldn’t spend so much time on one project though.

Favorite Font or Type?
Hand drawing or “custom” type.

What are three words that inspire you?
Evolution , Queens English “Gre”, Diaspora

How would you describe your fashion sense?
Old/New, Simple, Color.

Jelsen Jargon

To view more of Jelsen work click here.

Photo’s of Jelsen courtesy of Stephanie Land

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 alexis Feb 4, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    what a cool dude.

  • 2 stephanie Feb 5, 2009 at 1:30 am

    super dope, retrospective!!

  • 3 Johanna Feb 5, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Love that photo at the top.

  • 4 Le Michael Porreca Feb 8, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    He is rather good at typography. Cool work.

  • 5 lee – ursus Feb 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    love the photo ms. land.
    this jelsen dude seems quite cool, love his work!