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, Spain 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’sbooks are in public and private collections, including the Design Library at Yale University. She is the author of The Art and Craft of Hand Lettering, revised in 2018. She divides her time among teaching, graphic design work, painting and making artist’s books. 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.