Category Archives: Typography

Elsie Svennas

First found this type style on blog site of our favorite stationer, Present and Correct.  They are embroidery type designs found in the book, “A Handbook of Lettering for Stitchers” by Swedish author, Elsie Svennas.  There is very little information on the author other than the fact that she has written a few books on stitching, quilting and macrame.  A PDF of the alphabet and the book can be downloaded here at Academia.

Sabeena Karnik

Sabeena Karnik is an artist and graphic designer living in Mumbai, India.  She is internationally known for her quilled illustrations and typography.  She has mastered the art of quilling, rolling paper into coils, pinching them into shapes and gluing them to create decorative designs.  On Verve Magazine she say this about her art:  

“I am not aware of anyone else doing it as a full-time profession in India. When you think of creating with paper, it’s always considered to be for gifts. Quilling is something that you learn in a hobby class; no one really thought of taking it to the next level. I wanted to break that barrier.”

More of her work can be seen on Behance, Facebook and Instagram.  She has a small shop here on Big Cartel.

Images:  Courtesy of Sabeena Karnik.

Jessica Hische

Jessica Hische is an American letterer, illustrator, and type designer based in San Francisco. After graduating in 2006 from the Tyler School of Art with a degree in Graphic and Interactive Design she worked for two companies in Philadelphia. She launched her freelance career in 2009 citing her appreciation for the balance between work and personal life. In an article on the Ways We Work she says this about why she does what she does:

“There’s two things. One is that I just love the process. It’s super meditative for me. I like having constraints. I love the world of design and commercial art. I’m not one of those people that’s going to swear off clients forever, because I like the purpose that a client-driven work style brings. There’s enjoyment in having someone at the other side of it be happy.”  

More of her work can be seen on her website and Instagram.  Some of her merchandise can be purchased here.

Images:  Courtesy of Jessica Hische.