A preview of issue 23.

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Cover calligraphy by Seb Lester. The animation represents where a shiny silver foil will be!

Cover calligraphy by Seb Lester. The animation represents where a shiny silver foil will be!

In contrast to the summer colour issue, the fall edition is decidedly toned down in hue—but not in inspiration or creative excitement!

Celebrating things monochromatic—and the graphic appeal of black and white—issue #23 contains a special calligraphy and lettering section featuring Seb Lester (our cover calligrapher), master penman Jake Weidmann and profiles of Joy Deneen, Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls, Erica McPhee, Barbara Calzolari, Neil Tasker, Pietro Piscitelli and Molly Jacques. The experts offer tips for beginners and our talented pool of readers share their calligraphy work as well.

This issue also has articles about modern-day heraldry and how to use tradition and crests to design your brand; silver spoons painted and collected; the dynamic mother-daughter duo Tag Team Tompkins; a field trip to an in-house signpainter in Toronto's soon-to-be-extinct Honest Ed's; a visit to an enigmatic House of Cardboard; and a trip to a Parisian calligraphy guild.