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Monika 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 was about 13-14 years old, she was inspired by Italic script and especially the possibility of flourishing the letters. She got her hands on a Speedball textbook and started writing mainly Italics with broad edge nibs. Her specialty now is illuminated letters, and her Instagram feed is a joyful celebration of her passion for lettering and illumination. Monika finds inspiration in history as well as in more modern looking calligraphy and likes combining styles in unexpected ways. The main driving force for her is to constantly try new ideas and approaches and see where it leads her.

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Our Editor-In-Chief

Meet Maureen Vickery

Maureen Vickery

Maureen Vickery, the publisher and editor of Calligraphy Crush, is a professional wedding calligrapher with PenDance Studio. She specializes in pointed pen styles, and teaches pointed pen, brush lettering, and handwriting workshops. Maureen has studied with almost all the IAMPETH Master Penmen, the incomparable Sheila Waters, and numerous crazy-talented instructors at international conferences and local workshops. The life-long friendships she has formed with teachers and fellow students have been a huge blessing both personally and professionally, and many have generously contributed their insight and expertise to Calligraphy Crush readers.

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