The world of books has captivated Annie Cicale since she was a child. Fascinated by writing, her first Osmiroid fountain pen led her to the world of calligraphy. After a short stint as a chemical engineer, she returned to school, receiving a BFA in printmaking and an MFA in graphic design; she now calls herself an intuitive engineer. She has taught calligraphy workshops throughout North America, Japan and Australia, and has had a number of one person exhibits, including the installation of “The Face of Humanity” at galleries in Tennessee, Montana, Illinois and North Carolina. Her artist’s books are in public and private collections, including the Beinecke Library at Yale University. She is the author of The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering, revised in 2011. She divides her time among teaching, graphic design work, and her first love—painting. When not in the studio, she can be found in a swimming pool teaching water aerobics, in her garden, or hiking, with treks in Peru and Nepal testing the patience of her knee surgeon.