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 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.”
Images: Courtesy of Sabeena Karnik.