Read Nancy Sharon Collins’s newly published article about everything NOT to do in a self promotion and get fantastic results anyway. HOW Magazine covers Mrs. Collins’s notions about repurposing fine papers, utilizing local as well as regional and national artesinal crafts persons, and generally running amuck in all the resources print nerds adore.

In addition to utilizing beautiful old paper squirreled away in quantities too small for commercial use, this tiny booklet explains what is stationery engraving. The booklet itself is engraved. Its also hand bound with silk book bindery thread. (In the prototype, ca. 1972 silk button twist was used. Sadly, it is no longer available, so bindery thread was substituted.)

Though this article blithely explains why this project exercised everything in its process that was the most impractical way to produce an edition of any kind, the results of this project are gorgeous!  And, the booklet with accompanying samples of three kinds of engraving can be purchased here.