Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Veranda Covers Hand Engraved Stationery!

See page 76 of Veranda magazine: Hand engraved stationery by Nancy Sharon Collins.
"The not-quite-lost art of engraved stationery…A custom monogram by Nancy Sharon Collins is a thing of beauty.Hand engraved on whisper-thin stock like onionskin (the preferred medium for letter writers Ernest Hemingway and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), it says so much more than any e-mail, text, or emoji ever could—and it never loses its charge.”Veranda Magazine, October 2015, page 76.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nancy Sharon Collins, hand engraved social stationer, on NPR

This Thursday @ 1:00pm & Friday @ 6:30pm
89.9 FM on your radio dial your friendly, neighborhood stationer is interviewed about hand engraved stationery on WWNO | NPR:

Out To Lunch
  • Navigate to top right blue “Listen Live” button.
  • Go to “WWNO”, the top selection (not “Classical” or “Jazz”).
  • Go to “Streams” tab, upper left hand corner below the big black banner. (There are two tabs, “Latest Stories” and “Streams”.)
You can also listen to a recording on the interviewer, Peter Richuitti’s, Out to Lunch website. Peter is Tulane University professor of economics and his show focuses on New Orleans entrepreneurs, of which Mrs. Collins is one.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Beauty of Engraving

"A gallery of exquisite engraving brought to you by Neenah Paper" and Crane & Co.

Everybody loves letters...

"B" from 1923 ATF catalog, Typo Text typeface.
"B" from "Lincoln Crest & Monogram Album.

"B" from 1923 ATF catalog, WeddingText Shaded typeface.
Mid-20th century sample page, Lehman Brothers engravers, New Haven, Connecticut.

Hand engraved sample sheet, ca. 1950s.

“Everybody loves letters. To be fair, most people love letters the way they love air—as something completely taken for granted yet absolutely necessary for getting through the day (or even through the next five minutes, as our obsessive device use would imply). But self-proclaimed typography nerds are burgeoning, and while digital fonts are well and good, the printed word is still—is increasingly—the ultimate form of lexical expression for connoisseurs. Spend just a bit of time poking through shops in Brooklyn, for example, and you are practically guaranteed sightings of some witty and truly wonderful letterpress. There is another level of beautiful, handcrafted lettering, though, that gets far less attention. In Nancy Sharon Collins’ paper “Engraver, communicator of content” she looks at the under-appreciated significance of engraved lettering within the history of typography.”Posted on May 9, 2013 by INTELLECTBOOKS

Friday, May 10, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

12/18/12: The Complete Engraver in Baltimore