Monograms, Tagging, and Tattoos

8/8/18 Monograms, Tagging, and Tattoos

Similarities and Differences in Three Unique Forms of Cultural Expressions. Wednesday, Aug. 8th Gallier Gathering 6:00 to 7:30pm Admission $10.00 includes complimentary wine reception with the speaker at 7:00PM. Gallier House 1132 Royal Street New Orleans French Quarter. Look around, what do you see? Monograms on T-shirts and sweatshirts and cars, tagging on walls, tattoos…
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The Wonderful Adventures of Paul Bunyan

We’ve launched a second Instagram account, @nancysharoncollins_books. This one is entirely about books. It will be featuring books from Mrs. Collins’s own library, her personal archives,  books produced by Mrs. Collins, as well as book arts news and information. Here is a sneak-peek of one of her favorite books, ever, Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox:…
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Janet Mary Riley


Thursday, June 28 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM Special Collections and Archives Monroe Library 3rd Floor Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118 Free and open to the public. Though Janet Mary Riley did not define herself as a second wave feminist, by today’s standards, she was a quiet but fierce civil rights…
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Hand-drawn sketch.

5/23/18 Hand-drawn, Custom Monograms!

Join ALUMNAE and me, Nancy Sharon Collins today, for a unique opportunity to commission original hand-drawn, one of a kind monograms for personalized shoes, stationery, email signature, wedding gifts and so much more. Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 12-7:00 pm, EST. ALUMNAE 60 Hudson St Tribeca, NYC. Mrs. Collins, the country’s leading expert on hand engraved…
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5/17/18 Type Directors Club, NSC in NYC

Why Do Most Monograms Look Alike? MAY 17 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM TDC Members $5 Non-members $20 Monograms and ciphers sold to personalize products such as luggage, handbags, totes, linens, dress shirts, sweatshirts, T-shirts and even baby onesies mostly look the same. Stationer Nancy Sharon Collins explains their historical progression and the evolution…
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