One of the best forms of spell work I have been using of late is that of bind runes.
There are a wealth of books out there on this- I will be posting a list of these soon under permanent pages and useful sources.
Easy to do, but amazingly so many people still recognise them as something powerful- all but likely they think it is a hex sign! Heck- the bluetooth logo on your mobile and computer is nothing but a bind rune based on a legendary king of the same name!
I will update this soon with much more on this.