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

Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Complete Engraver Book Tour Goes Viral

Nancy Sharon Collins is taking The Complete Engraver on the road, as a book tour.

Support her efforts to get the word out about stationery engraving.

A fantastic article was just posted on The New York Times website (though its written as if both MOMA and Clinique are active clients of Mrs. Collins—which they are not—correction forthcoming... ).

FREE fonts were developed by Terrance Weinzierl, Monotype Imaging, from antique engraver's lettering styles just for the project. (The photo on top shows Terrance holding an engraved trade card advertising the fonts. It was engraved by Hart Engraving in Milwaukee, and numbered individually in New Orleans on a Heidelberg letterpress).