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Issue 17, Calligraphy Challenges, covers various challenges faced by calligraphers, whether hobbyist or pro. Our featured artists will discuss how to choose nibs for pointed pen calligraphy, practice effectively, mix custom ink colors, self-critique your work, and more. Meet Cover Artist – Whitney Forbes, The Haute PressLos Angeles calligrapher Whitney Forbes’ artistry became an instant sensation after posting her first painted wine bottle on Instagram. She shares her passion for painting stunning landscapes, floral designs, and architectural renderings using champagne and liquor bottles as her canvas, and how she will soon be teaching this art form to others. Mind Your…
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Debbie Wong is an artist who offers calligraphy, engraving and painting services based in Calgary, Canada. She started her calligraphy journey in 2016 to design a bespoke wedding invitation for her sister. Soon after picking up a calligraphy pen, she quickly became interested to learn other scripts from renowned teachers at workshops and conferences. Debbie…
Bernice van Overbeek
Bernice van Overbeek is a Dutch calligrapher but most of all mom of three. She’s a former psychologist specializing in autism, but had to stop her practice due to chronic illness in 2012. Being homebound she went in search of a new hobby. Through Instagram she discovered pointed pen calligraphy in 2018 and didn’t stop…
Rob Tanniru is the artist behind the Write Words – Make Magic social media channels. He has been creating ambigrams non-stop for over three years and has found a true passion in this unique blend of art and science. He is a software developer by trade, and enjoys spending time with his two kids and…
Whitney Forbes is the owner and primary artist of The Haute Press, located in the heart of sunny Orange County, California. She has trained with leading calligraphers including IAMPETH Master Penman Pat Blair, former Chief White House Calligrapher. Her focus is on custom, hand-painted “Haute Bottles” as well as heirloom style envelope addressing and invitation…
Pat Blair has served 12 1/2 years as the Chief Calligrapher at the White House in Washington, D.C., directing the production of invitation and menu design for all official and social presidential events, calligraphy of place cards, envelopes and titles, certificate and resolution design as well as production of programs and tour books. She served…
ANGIE VANGALIS is a calligrapher and graphic designer living in Coppell, Texas. She designed and produced the Centennial (24th) Edition of the Speedball Textbook, and has directed three Legacies international calligraphy conferences. She is president of the Texas Lettering Arts Council (TXLAC), an organization lead and run by volunteers who believe in the mission of…
Claudia Ricci’s love for lettering and drawing began in 5th grade, when a Speedball set from her aunt opened up new ways of communication. Thereafter, all projects had decorated cover pages carefully done in India ink with crow quill and C-series nibs. Her propensity for illustration increased with signage and advertising jobs. A retired English…
Lindsay Ostrom lives in the mountains of Northern California with her husband and their crazy dog Charley. She works full time doing art, running an Etsy shop, managing several arts and crafts Facebook groups, and taking care of her elderly mom. She and her mom had worked together for thirty-two years at her retail store,…
Nico Ng is a lettering artist and designer from Manila, Philippines. His lettering journey started in 2014 and since then, he has worked with global brands, conducted talks and workshops on the international stage, and has sold thousands of his lettering rulers worldwide. Nico is passionate about challenging himself and other artists to push the…
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,…
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.