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

Friday, October 19, 2012

Engraving Demos and Book Signing New Orleans 10/20/12

Saturday, October 20, between noon and 3pm, the Hermann-Grima Historic House in New Orlean's French Quarter is hosting engraving demonstrations and a book signing for The Complete Engraver by author Nancy Sharon Collins.

Demonstrations of real, hand engraving will be by Yvette Rutledge and Vince Mitchell, and Emily DeLorge.

Its casual, free and kid friendly!

Hermann-Grima Historic House
820 Saint Louis Street
New Orleans, Louisiana