Sunday, January 3, 2016

Martha Stewart Wedding covers Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer LLC

Onion skin wedding invitations, full-page editorial am Martha Stewart Wedding, winter, 2016.
Featured now, page 230, gossamer translucent engraved onion skin wedding invitation by Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer LLC.

The invitations or 280 GSM, 100% cotton rag card stock, hand ordered, as are the cotton content onionskin overlays. Matching envelopes are hand lined in delicate pale gray tissue paper. Engraved onion skin is available only at Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer

Onion skin in Garden and Gun

Winter 2015 Garden & Gun magazine features onion skin stationery by Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer.

Turn to page 58 for a look at Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer LLC hand engraved monogram on our very proprietary onion skin letter papers.

Not only is the monogram first drawn by hand (with a real pencil a real paper), it is then engraved—by hand—onto a half inch thick steel die. After this, a 2-hour “make-ready” is required on the engraving press. Each incredibly delicate sheet of onion skin is placed in the press—one by one—individually and by hand.

Needless to say…this process is not for the faint of heart. The results, however, are absolutely unique and astoundingly beautiful.

Available now is a hand made Packette of 5 onion skin envelopes and matching , french-folded sheets exclusively available here! (Monogram and engraving additional.)

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