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.
Christopher Hitchens 1949 – 2011 English author and journalist, a columnist and literary critic, top public intellectual, atheist ... Hitchens was all that and much more. Someone who I deeply admired. This hedcut was done for the Wall Street Journal in 2007.