Lauren Nel

To bridge the gap between the visual and tactile, this artist creates embossed books and illustrations.
Lauren Nel
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Lauren Nel is a young illustrator from the foot of Brandwacht mountain outside of Worcester, South Africa. She uses her creativity to explore the field of textured illustration for the benefit of visually-impaired people.

She believes the art of embossed illustration needs to be elevated to greater heights because it allows partially or completely blind people to feel imagery with their hands. Her brand, The Pencilwood, produces embossed stationery, mini-storybooks, cards and all manner of braille printing for anyone to enjoy.