Art directors are always on the lookout for novel, appealing ways to render words and the interest doesn’t end upon retirement, apparently. I would love to have found a place to use the work of Sabeenu Karnik.
Look at the way her pieces exploit “local colour”, reflecting off the paper strips onto the white background. Enchanting. Of course, works like these must be photographed with some skill, too.
The craft is called quilling. Karnik’s examples are particularly beautiful. This video shows how hobbyists quill.