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Antenna, in collaboration with stationer Nancy Sharon Collins, is accepting submissions to be read by the submitter to a live audience at LETTERS READ: Letters of Regret: Wednesday, September 13th 6:30pm at Antenna Gallery 3718 Saint Claude Avenue New Orleans, LA 70117 Admission is free and open to the public. Submit your crushing job rejection…
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Digitally preserving stationer’s lettering styles

(Originally published Dec. 21, 2011 by guest editor Tamye Riggs) The Sweet collection is composed of typefaces based on the engraver’s lettering styles that came into fashion at the beginning of the twentieth century. The collection is anchored by Sweet Sans, Mark van Bronkhorst’s interpretation of the engraver’s sans serif (kin to the drafting alphabets popularized…
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Engraving, monograms, and type

Back in 2013, Intellectbooks published Mrs. Collins’s, “Engraver, communicator of content” in Book 2.0 : Volume 1 / Issue 2. That article was written for typography and design history scholars, so it is a little thick going. Later that year, Mrs. Collins authored another article for AIGA New Orleans chapter, with highlights of the article’s juicier content,…
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