HOW Magazine

In 2016, HOW Magazine published Collins’s article about everything NOT to do in a self promotion and get fantastic results anyway. The article documents notions about repurposing fine papers, utilizing local as well as regional, and national artisanal crafts persons, and generally running amuck in all the resources print nerds adore. In addition to utilizing beautiful…
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Close Quarters and Engraving

01/21/16 Kicking-off the second year of SIFT‘s quarterly conversation with interdisciplinary artists, designers, and crafts people exploring the intersections where sequence, image, form, and text converge…Close Quarters is thrilled to present Nancy Sharon Collins, stationer extraordinaire. Close Quarters is often held at an artist’s studio allowing close-up, hands-on examination of work with lively and engaging dialog. On Thursday, January 21,…
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Onion Skin in Garden & Gun Magazine

Turn to page 58 for a look at our 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 “makeready” is required on…
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Calling Cards @ 2014 TypeCon

Watch Mrs. Collins’s 2014 TypeCon presentation on the language of calling cards, Codes and Cards: Symbology from Victorian-era to Mid-20th Century Calling Cards. The first 10 minutes are a bit slow going with loads of calling card visuals, context, history, etiquette, behavior and use. Then the it revs-up to a spectacular (and funny) ending. Though…
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