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…

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Free Issue

Calligraphy Crush Magazine is an indie publication for calligraphers, hand lettering artists, and other creatives who joyfully create beautiful letters as a hobby, side hustle, or full-time business. For this sample issue, we’ve selected articles from various issues to give you a sense of what we’re all about. Each regular issue contains 100+ pages of…

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Issue 14 – Whimsical Lettering

Whimsical lettering conveys joy, spontaneity, and liveliness… perfect for happy mail, humorous quotes, and cheerful gifts. If you want to develop a casual, modern style that doesn’t follow formal calligraphy exemplars, this issue will inspire you to cut loose and play with your letters. Meet our Cover Artist – Crystal Kluge She was a modern…

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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…

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Issue 12 – Rock Your Handwriting

Beautiful penmanship is universally admired and a worthwhile accomplishment at any age. You’ll find handwriting styles to inspire you, ideas for making penmanship an enjoyable daily habit, and tips on teaching handwriting to children. Meet our Cover Artist – Anne Elser A‌nne Elser’s unique lettering style combines her love ‌of cursive handwriting, pointed pen, florals,…

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Issue 11 – Broad Strokes In Calligraphy

“Broad Strokes in Calligraphy” features artists who blend historic broad pen hands with contemporary pointed pen scripts to create stunning compositions. We also share the work of three internationally-renowned calligraphers who have interpreted Romans, Foundational, Blackletter, and Uncial with pointed pen, creating exciting styles you will want to add to your repertoire. Meet our Cover…

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Issue 10 – Wedding Biz Bliss

Calligraphy Crush magazine cover wedding shoes that say "I will love you every step of the way" on the sole

Wedding Biz Bliss features calligraphers who wow brides and grooms with their unique styles and designs, creating glorious wedding details that become a memorable part of their wedding celebrations. Our cover artist, Claire White, has become known for her wedding signage installations. She also runs a thriving stationery business with her sister. Her brides become…

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Issue 9 – The Gift of Calligraphy

  Issue 9 – The Gift of Calligraphy Calligraphy is a gift we can give ourselves — it’s calming and meditative to study letterforms and then render beautiful words and flourishes with pen and ink. Calligraphy is also a gift we can give to others as we embellish cards, gifts, home décor, and party decorations…

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