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Like you, we love the meditative process of dipping pen in ink and hearing the delicate scratch of the nib as we draw graceful letters across the page. We’re overcome with giddiness when we write the perfect capital “M”, try a new sparkly metallic ink, or finally get how to shade our letters so they pop off the page.

Calligraphy Crush Magazine brings together the best teachers and experts who inspire calligraphers to refine their lettering into amazing art to be shared with others and enjoyed as a hobby, side hustle, or full-time business.

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Maureen and team outdo themselves issues after issue! Each issue is a work of art with beautiful pictures, well written stories and so many new tips and tricks. Thank you for continuing to do this labor of love!!

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Issue 15 – Cutting Edge Calligraphy

I‌‌ssue 15, Cutting Edge Calligraphy, features lettering that is cut, burned, carved, embossed, and sculpted, using paper, wood, leather, and…wait for it…beach sand! Meet Cover Artist – Andrew van der MerweAt low tide, Andrew van der Merwe uses self-designed tools and found objects to carve beautiful letters and patterns in beach sand. Each tool produces a unique texture for exciting shadow effects. Some photos of his beach calligraphy give the illusion that the words are popping out of the sand. Emboss with Pizazz! – by Jan PickettL‌‌ooking for a new way to add charm to your compositions, and hear people…

The best of the best

Meet our expert contributors

Andrew van der Merwe

Andrew van der Merwe is a professional calligrapher and letter artist. The scope of his work ranges from traditional illuminated addresses to commercial lettering, and from calligraphic art to period movie props – anything that involves skilled writing. His clients include some of the country’s top design agencies, Parliament, and the City of Cape Town,…

Telisa Roessein

Telisa Roessein is a calligrapher, illustrator and engraver from Toronto, Canada. She focuses on personalization on any surface. She has partnered with major brands such as Holt Renfrew, Gucci, Guerlain, and Jo Malone London, just to name a few. Based on her extensive experience in live engraving events, she is also an engraving educator where…

Jan Pickett

Since childhood, Jan PickeTt’s whole life has been a love affair with all forms of art, especially anything involving brushes and pens. Having originally studied graphics, she works full time as professional calligrapher, lettering artist and illustrator, and enjoys creating exuberantly colourful and fun decorated lettering as well as preparing more serious and formal calligraphic…

Marjan Peeters

Marjan Peeters comes from Belfeld, a small village in the south of the Netherlands. She is a teacher, married, and a mom to three daughters. Her lettering journey started in the summer of 2017 with a pen and a piece of paper. She loves to write on chalkboards, murals, windows, mugs, plates, and of course…

Betty Ling

Betty Ling offers professional calligraphy and lettering services for weddings, corporate events, luxury brands, and personal commissions. She loves making words dance and come to life with her fresh and unique lettering styles. She is skilled in artistically writing modern, traditional, and flourished calligraphy scripts. Based in Los Angeles, Betty works with local and global…

Cecelia Harris

Cecelia Harris is a calligrapher and lettering designer living in Colorado Springs with her husband. Most of her professional career was with her business, Wordsworth, where she designed and sold rubber stamps and scrapbooking supplies and with Provo Craft. Her designs with Provo Craft were seen on the Sizzix machine, Cuttlebug machine, and most notably…

Richard Crookes

Richard Crookes lives in Hua Hin, Thailand and has more than 40 years’ experience as a freelance artist, illustrator, woodworker, and professional calligrapher. He is a graduate of the Advanced Training Scheme of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. He is more widely known for his design and illustration work on oracle card decks, including…

Brenda Walton

Growing up in a family of artists and musicians in Northern California, Brenda Walton developed a passion for creative expression at an early age. She learned to paint, sew, and embroider from her New Zealand-born mother, and soon became enchanted by the transformative process of making things by hand. After earning a master’s degree in…

Lori Vliegen

Lori Vliegen works and plays in a happy art place called Elvie Studio. She discovered a true passion for letterforms as a child when her Mom taught her how to write her name using a crayon. Since then, she’s spent many years studying and playing with the alphabet. Currently, she is combining her love of…

Anna Chiara Valentini

Anna Chiara Valentini was born in Paris and moved to Rome, where she studied and trained as an architect. She discovered, by chance, quilling art, a simple technique that involves the placement of carefully cut and bent strips of paper to make three-dimensional paper artworks. Passionate about calligraphy and lettering she decided to reinterpret the…

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About Maureen Vickery

I’m Maureen Vickery, a professional calligrapher and the publisher and editor of Calligraphy Crush. I’ve formed life-long friendships with teachers and fellow students I’ve met at calligraphy workshops and conferences, guild meetings, and on social media. I love our calligraphy community! Many of these amazing artists have generously offered their insight and expertise to Calligraphy Crush readers.

I want you to get to know these mah-velous calligraphers plus many more who are also passionate about sharing their knowledge with fellow creatives.

Maureen Vickery