Nancy Sharon Collins shares some of her research into the history of monograms and ciphers, from hand-drawn collectors items to contemporary creations.
Many social stationery lettering styles have never been digitized and are still found in the Cronite Masterplate library. This article explains Masterplate technology and a little about how the Cronite library came to be.
Nancy Sharon Collins explores the fascinating history of Monotype’s Sackers typefaces, designed in the 1970s by the stationery engraver Garrett “Gary” Sackers.
Due to its insanely minute detail, engraving remains a little-known process. Here, Nancy Sharon Collins offers up a glossary of print engraving terms.
Nancy Sharon Collins delves into the challenges of using color matching systems for print projects that clients will first see on-screen.
In part 2 of her guide to color matching systems, Nancy Sharon Collins outlines best practices for using color in design.
Nancy Sharon Collins discusses the history of color matching systems, including the development of universal color matching languages.