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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 inspiring content contributed by calligraphers and lettering artists from around the world. We hope you enjoy this sample issue! - The Calligraphy Crush Team
Interview with Dionne Christiansen
Creative, inventive, and hardworking only begin to describe the talent of calligrapher and design artist Dionne Christiansen. Our Cover Artist shares how she started as a graphic designer and developed her thriving calligraphy business.
Intense Spencerian - The Spencerian Saga with Harvest Crittenden
If you ever wanted to immerse yourself in the study of Spencerian writing, spend hours poring over master penmen’s 150-year-old exemplars, and make new friends who share your passion for historical lettering, then book your ticket for the next Spencerian Saga.
Tutorial - Calligrams - Holly Monroe
Calligrams are designs in which words create an image that illustrates the meaning of the words. Holly Monroe demonstrates designing clever calligrams using animals as the theme.
Floral Alphabet
Tutorial: Beatriz Rodriguez - Design a complete floral alphabet in script style.
Tips: Getting Started in Calligraphy
Barbara Close, an internationally-known calligrapher, designer, and instructor from California, offers advice on how to get started on your calligraphy journey.
Beginner Calligraphy Questions
Every calligrapher starts at the beginning. Here are some questions that have helped others surmount hurdles along the way.
Refining Your Design - Combining Script Styles - Carol DuBosch
Carol DuBosch shares an example of how she selects and combines lettering styles in a piece of calligraphy. And how she sometimes breaks the rules.
Acts of Kindness: Thank You Cards
Make people happy and practice your brush lettering at the same time. Say "Thank you" to waitstaff and others who help you throughout your day.
A Flourished Ukulele
The minute Kathy Milici got the call, she knew that this would be a crazy fun project! Could she decorate a ukulele? Of course! After she said yes, panic set in. How was she going to pull this off?
Pen Maker Interview: Held Pens
Welcome to a world of enchanted forest animals and Victorian ornamentation that you can hold in the palm of your hand.
Aquino Ruler
Product Review: Aquino da Silva, owner of AB Calligraphy Supply in Macau, China has designed a new tool for quickly drawing Spencerian and Engrosser Script guidelines.
Biz Interview: Interview with Meredith Allison Bonner
A chance encounter with a med student at a café was the start of Meredith Allison Bonner’s calligraphy career.
Copyright & Intellectual Property
Calligraphers are often asked to write out poems and lyrics to put the extra touch on someone’s special day. But before you put your pens to paper, it is important to understand the intellectual property issues that may arise within the world of calligraphy.

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Calligraphy Crush is dedicated to the artistry of modern calligraphy, historical letterforms, hand lettering, watercolor illustration, stationery, and all things enhanced with beautiful writing.

It's for calligraphers, hand letterers, and other creatives who joyfully letter as a hobby, side hustle, or full-time business. 

We inspire creatives to dive into the nitty-gritty of calligraphy and refine their lettering into amazing art with aha! moments they discover in the magazine.

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Each issue (100+ pages) features:

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Category: Arts & Photography, Business & Entrepreneurship, Crafts & Hobbies, Education
Publisher: Calligraphy Crush
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Language: English
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