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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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Issue 13 – Give Flourishing a Whirl

Of all the topics calligraphers study, flourishing is probably the most popular among pointed pen calligraphers. What makes flourishing such a crowd pleaser? Perhaps it’s the way it draws you into the words, or the lighthearted emotion it conveys, Or the “oohs” and “aahs” it elicits from our audience. Issue 13 focuses specifically on letter flourishing (we’ll cover other types of flourishing in future issues). Our contributors include instructors who are famous flourishers and passionate about teaching this topic to other calligraphers. Meet Our Cover Artist – Jessie WangWithin four months of starting calligraphy, Jessie Wang landed her first paid…

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Meet our expert contributors

Jessie Wang

Jessie Wang is the calligrapher and hand engraving artist behind JW Lettering based in Toronto, Canada. She started teaching herself calligraphy as a hobby in late 2016, and used it as a form of creative outlet while starting her full-time corporate career. Jessie’s calligraphy style fundamentally begins with traditional scripts, and has evolved overtime with…

Nicole Tamarin

Nicole Tamarin is a watercolorist, hand letterer, and art licensing expert from Worcester, Massachusetts. She earned her BFA with a concentration in Illustration from Massachusetts College of Art and Design where she graduated with Departmental Honors. After launching her business at Surtex in 2012, her designs have been featured on home decor, stationery and gift…

Elizabeth Lonoff

Elizabeth Lonhoff’s calligraphy training unknowingly started with a required technical-drawing class, but then she had been training her eyes since holding a box camera as a kid. She once took a library calligraphy workshop on two Saturday mornings, and her artist father gave her an Osmiroid fountain pen. She moved on to Tom Gourdie’s Calligraphic…

Randall Hasson

Randall M. Hasson is an artist, calligrapher, instructor and speaker who has appeared on the faculty of Arts, Lettering Arts, and Educational Conferences in the United States, Canada and England. He owned and operated The Randall M. Hasson Gallery from 2000 – 2013 in San Diego, CA and Santa Fe, NM. He is the author…

Monica Fällman

Monika Fällman lives in Stockholm, Sweden with her two teenage kids. She holds a Master of Science and Technical Licentiate in Fluid mechanics (which is a halfway doctoral degree in Sweden) and works full time as an engineer. She loves creating things with her hands, especially paper crafts – and calligraphy of course! When she…

Younghae Chung

Younghae Chung is a classically-trained left-handed calligrapher, teacher, creative entrepreneur, and mom of three boys, based in Southern California. After working in a NYC advertising agency and non-profit organization for over ten years, she decided to pursue her passion for the arts and teaching. She launched Logos Calligraphy & Design in January 2016. Her mission…

Vipul Bhatia

Vipul Bhatia is a 45-year-old calligrapher based in India, marking time flying jets in the Indian Air Force. Calligraphy is his hobby as well as a meditative exercise that he was introduced to at the end of 2017. He started his pointed pen journey with the discovery of Flourishforum.com. Vipul is mostly self-taught and Copperplate…

Susan Lui

SUSAN LUI is from Singapore and has been practising and teaching calligraphy for several years. She particularly enjoys calligraphy in traditional scripts such as Copperplate, Spencerian, Italic, Uncial, Gothicized Italic, and more. She enjoys learning new scripts and techniques and combining different script styles into a single artwork. Susan also enjoys delving into the medieval…

Terry Hausner

TERRY HAUSNER is a freelance calligrapher, a graphic designer in Houston. Over the years, she has taught many lettering styles to students of all ages and abilities. As an active member and past officer of the Houston Calligraphy Guild, she has studied with some of the most talented calligraphers across three continents. After beginning her…

Shinah Chang

SHINAH CHANG is a whiskey-loving, curse-word slinging, Harvard-trained former corporate attorney who left everything behind to find her passion. Shinah spent her entire life on the straight, “proper” path. She went to an Ivy League college, then a prestigious Law School then worked her butt off in a big international law firm. But, after one…

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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