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The Complete Engraver: Monograms, Crests, Ciphers, Seals, and the Etiquette of Social Stationery Hardcover – September 5, 2012
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"While many designers enjoy the letterpress renaissance, Nancy champions the more involved process of metal engraving. The results can be transcendent: intricate, expressive work imbued with very fine hatching, capable of subtle figural beauty." -- Uppercase
"Known for her luxurious stationery designs, which are witty, chic and thoughtful...Collins is something of a crusader for the art of engraving, and her fervor has produced a lively book called The Complete Engraver." -- T: The New York Times Style Magazine
"Today, Nancy Sharon Collins brings crisp wit and undying love to one of history's most spirited printing processes. As the letterpress revival grips designers in its leaden thrall, we might ready ourselves to receive engraving's lighter touch." - Ellen Lupton
" Filled with beautiful images... some of the notes on etiquette are pretty amusing... and some are quite useful." -- Bust magazine
"A wonderful surprise of a book... a terrific introduction to the terminology and processes that can seem complicated to those who were raised in a primarily digital design environment... abundantly illustrated and [Collins's] timeline of engraving, from Gutenberg (who dabbled in copperplate engraving) to today's specialty engravers is clear and useful." -- Fine Books & Collections
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Ms. Collins clearly loves the subject of engraving and the tactile enjoyment that comes from fine monograms, crests, ciphers, and seals. Her interest and expertise in design shine through in every detail, down to the very complete notes and typeface she chose for the book. If you have interest in the history of type and engraving, and in the history of social media, read this book.
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Stationers and the engravings which accompany then will be part of the refuse from the Internet age. so I am hanging onto my days in classes learning caligraphy, engraving, etc. Read morePublished on March 30, 2013 by Dorian Bennett
An exquisitely crafted homage to the author's life's work, accessible to both experts/practitioners and newcomers, The Complete Engraver is indeed a labor of love.Published on September 27, 2012 by Susan Clements