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The Complete Engraver Workshop
powerHouse Arena, 9/24/12
On Monday evening Nancy Sharon Collins had her first book signing and workshop for The Complete Engraver. She flew in from New Orleans (where she teaches graphic design and typography at Delgado Community College) to do her favorite thing: talk about engraving. The crowd filled the wooden pews at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn to hear the history of engraving and its contemporary application, such as how to take hand drawn monograms to the computer screen for finessing. Then they tried their hand at engraving “the old-fashioned way” using paper and pencils. Everyone created a monogram traced from vintage examples. Attendees also used a burin to carve designs into copper.
Nancy Sharon Collins is principal in her eponymous Nancy Sharon Collins, Stationer, which is part of Collins, LLC. She oversees the creation of exquisite, bespoke, hand engraved social stationery, writes about it, and talks about it every chance she can get. Previous clients have included Clinique, Revlon, The Metropolitan Opera Shop and the Museum of Modern Art. The Complete Engraver is her first book.
Engraving Workshop at powerHouse Arena
Water and Main Streets, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Monday, September 24, 7–9pm
Join The Complete Engraver author Nancy Sharon Collins for a hands-on workshop investigating the history and etiquette of engraved social stationery. Emerse yourself in the almost forgotten world of vintage lettering styles, monograms, crests, seals, and calling cards.
Try your hand at engraving a letterform with centuries-old techniques, learn how to wield a graver or a burin, find inspiration in vintage printed specimens, and enjoy a glass of wine with the author.
The Complete Engraver will be available for sale and signing at the workshop.
“Nancy Sharon Collins is a New Orleans-based graphic designer who is also known for her luxurious stationery designs, which are witty, chic and thoughtful at the same time.” —T Magazine