Hedcut = a newsroom abbreviation for "headline cut": a hand drawn, uniquely stylized pen and ink illustration, used only by the staff illustrators at The Wall Street Journal. Authentic WSJ stipples are never digitally generated.
I am a senior staff illustrator at the WSJ, one of only 5 illustrators creating authentic hedcut portraits.
Hedcuts in color
A brand new section in the Wall Street Journal called Greater New York, launched a new era for hedcuts: color! Prefer the b&w version? Not to worry. They continue to appear in the rest of the paper. So, how about them apples?!