'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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Reprinted from The Design Observer Cooperative. A Valentines Day missive by Nancy Sharon Collins: Perhaps it is the melancholy mix of emotions approaching another anniversary of my husband’s passing in 2010, but today—just a day after Valentine’s Day—I have been thinking about what it was like to love someone so completely that absolute trust was…
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Happy New Year

We produced this holiday specimen in the late 1990s. And did again a few years later on straight-cut card stock then added a thin white, hand painted border. Think ahead and order your for 2021-22. Bespoke only. Look carefully. You can see the tell-tale “bruise”, the hallmark of engraved stationery. Engraving presses, referred to as…
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