The Complete Engraver is a new book about engraving, print engraving, stationery engraving. It hit bookshelves September, 2012, and a book signing tour started in August, see the schedule, below. Order it from Garden District Books in New Orleans or your local book seller.

The New York Times covered The Complete Engraver, great ink!

View real hand engraved samples created and printed at the Hermann-Grima Historic House book signing and engraving demo  including hand engravers Yvette Rutledge, Emily DeLorge and novice Vincent Mitchell who pulled proofs on a portable intaglio press.

James Puckett’s glorious review can be read here!

Thanks to everyone who supported the Kickstarter project—successfully funded August 27, 2012—helping underwrite the Northeast book tour from September to November. Then thanks again to Engraving for Nerds II—successfully funded April 13, 2013—helping underwrite the Western book tour from March to August, 2013.

What’s this for?

Outreach, its all about reaching out to visual culture nerds like you, people who know, or know nothing about engraving.

Which nerds?

Designers, typographers, tech people, book people, print history/letterpress/paper/letter writing/calligraphy people, picture people, cultural history people, heraldic and iconography people, people interested in monograms and ciphers, DIY people.

Where was the 2012 Autumn East Coast book tour?

August…………Milwaukee (TypeCon 2012)
………………….New Orleans (Zehnder Communication)
September 24…Brooklyn (Powerhouse)
September 29…Hudson, NY (Rural Residence)
October 12/13..Chicago (American Printing History Association)
October 20…….New Orleans (Hermann-Grima House)
…………………..Millerton, NY (Hunter Bee)
December 18….Baltimore, MD (SHAG)

Where was the 2013 Autumn East Coast book tour?

March 30……..Pasadena, CA (Vroman’s Book Store)
April 13………..Carson, CA (The International Printing Museum)
July 25………..San Francisco, CA (Title Case/Jessica Hische’s Studio and San Francisco Center for the Book)
August 21-25…Portland, OR (TypeCon 2013)