An illuminated letter L by Kelli Anderson, made out of carved paper.

An Illuminated Letter from a Stack of Paper

By Kelli Anderson

This project was a bit of an experiment. I wanted to create an illuminated letter—similar to those found in medieval manuscripts—by carving out from a stack of paper (rather than the customary illustration approach of drawing on paper). Running with the idea of “L for Literature” in the form of a castle tower, I built up the walls of the letter by cutting and stacking individual sheets of paper.

Click to watch a time-lapse video showing how Kelli constructed this stunning “illuminated letter.”


September 21, 2015

Author: Adobe Creative Resident Kelli Anderson is an artist and designer who believes that design can subvert our expectations about how the world works.  

Video: Kelli Anderson