4. Nancy Says—Engraving VS. Typography

In this fourth segment of the ten part mini-video series in which Nancy Sharon Collins, stationer extraordinaire, talks about engraved stationery…Collins says that not many typographers know about engraving. Little wonder this is so because engraving isn’t in the canon of typography. Mrs. Collins likes to change all that and share what engraved letterforms are all about….
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Onion Skin 2017 in Victoria Magazine

“It is difficult to escape the stressors of the modern day, with our cell phones always at hand, awaiting our touch. At a moment’s notice, they can reach out to anyone, wherever they may be. Some might say that such conveniences have influenced the decline of handwritten communication. However, until recently, there was a steady…
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Petite Suite Re-Launch for 2017

Revised and renewed for 2017, our exclusive Petite Suite note cards are now hand engraved rather than photo-etched in copper. We love the warmth, look and feel of real hand engraved stationery created from the half-inch thick steel dies that have long been the hallmark of Mrs. Collins’s Bespoke stationery. Choose from ten exclusive monogram styles and…
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Steel engraving.

November News & Early Holiday

Everything you always wanted to know about stationery engraving and limited edition engraved goodies for the holidays: Published in PRINT Magazine…“Glossary of Engraving Terms” by Nancy Sharon Collins. The featured image, lower right, from 1859 shows one method used for book illustration still in use until the turn of the last century. In this glossary, excerpted from her…
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11/3/16 Sugar Bakeshop, Charleston

How to Write a Letter Thurs., Nov. 3, 6-8:00pm Sugar Bakeshop 59-1/2 Cannon Street Charleston, South Carolina Register here Hands-on Workshop…It’s not calligraphy or English composition. It is learning two distinct and compatible skills that may be new to attendees: 1) 5-point punch list for writing successful personal correspondence. 2) Enabling people to become comfortable…
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