Caroline Corboy


  • Knittaz on the Street is a Majority
  • Real Knittaz Don’t Die


I submitted this work to typeforce 2011 with the hope that makers, crafters and especially knit­­ters, would be inspired to incorporate typo­graphy in their own work. The inclusion of this medium in typeforce shows that knitting and other craft based art forms are valued and viable options for expression. I am honored to have been in the company of some of Chicago’s most talented designers, artists, and emerging typographic allstars.

kNWA (knittaz with attitude)

kNWA is a one woman yarn bombing crew that re-contextualizes hip hop lyrics into phrases that resonate with tough-as-needles knitters. The project unites and empowers knitters to come out of their living rooms and bring their knitting to the streets.


Caroline Corboy is a graphic designer, artist, horticultural enthusiast and maker of things. As a child she idolized the self-sustaining pioneer lifestyle of her fictional heroes and made it a priority to create things for herself, with her own hands. A penchant for stitching and knitting—her work consistently has a quality which recalls history and reflects the handmade. In 2011 she earned a bfa in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Most recently she has spearheaded the resurgence of flannel fanny packs in the Urbana-Champaign area.


knittaz on the street is a majority


real knittaz don’t die