Close-up of Hand Engraved Lettering

Hand Engraved Lettering, Once Again!

Monograms depend upon structural elements—such as stems and trunks—to hold them together. Monogram initials can not be taken apart without falling apart. A cypher is a series of wonderfully independent initials. Cypher initials depend on themselves alone; individual and expressive. Such as “N S C”. (Cypher is also spelled as a cipher.) Lettering, on the…
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Surrealist Ball Invitation

Veranda Magazine & the Surrealist Ball

Our Bespoke Typography is featured in the May-June issue of Veranda Magazine. Exclusively for Veranda, we designed an invitation inspired by the infamous, 1972, Surrealist Ball. The original invitation, and this current rendition, read backward, on purpose! The wonderful story, Swinging from the Chandeliers was photographed by Laurey W. Glenn, produced by Rachael Burrow, Dayle…
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'Miss La La at the Cirque Fernando' by Edgar Degas.

03/25/21 LETTERS READ: Edgar Degas

A podcast of personal letters from Edgar Degas surrounding his 4-month stay in Reconstruction-era New Orleans. LISTEN HERE. Christopher Kamenstein reads as Degas. Audio production is by Steve Chyzyk and Sonic Canvas studio. The event is emceed by stationer and project director Nancy Sharon Collins. This podcast is hosted by Pitot House and co-promoted by…
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Lucky Charm

Stationer, extraordinaire, Nancy Sharon Collins brings to Reed Smythe & Company these exclusive sets of place and notecards engraved with a bright green four leaf clover. The universal symbol of good luck.  These beautiful, super-heavy-weight cards are perfect for every Spring and Summer event. The notes make those thank you’s a pleasure to write and…
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NOCCA Type 101

TYPE 101

Sign-up now. In this 3-part series, legendary stationer/graphic designer Nancy Sharon Collins will show how to use text in your work. This remote NOCCA Institute adult learning class meets virtually on ZOOM. Classes meet Wednesdays, 6pm-7:15pm, from April 14, 21, and 28, 2021. $199 for the series until March 15, $255 thereafter. Students will explore…
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