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Amazing Paperquill Typography by Sabeena Karnik

Posted onApril 21st 2017Paper Typography by Sabeena Karnik

Mumbai artist Sabeena Karnik bends paper to her will in these delightful typographic constructions. Everything from Victorian scripts to elaborate serifs are built with painstaking care in what is often a precarious and unforgiving medium. Sabeena describes some of her creative challenges and the unappreciated aspects behind her impressive and unique art form in her interview with All Things Paper

Since the outcome is very decorative and eye-catching, people don’t realize the amount of work that goes into each piece. It requires a lot of patience and nurturing, just as you would take care of a baby. Moreover since it’s paper, making corrections is extremely difficult. There was an instance when a design had been approved by a client, but had to be changed after everything was complete. It was heartbreaking to slice the entire paper art out and make the alterations. Everything we do is a learning process and paper has its limitations because it is very fragile. 

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