Sunday, October 16, 2011

Bowne & Co., Stationers

Bowne & Co. was a favorite stop of mine when I worked downtown 25 years ago.  Part of the South Street Seaport Museum, it's on a cobblestone street that retains some character from by-gone days. The Museum of the City of New York now operates the shop. I was there Saturday night, and it was great talking with the master printer and collage artist Robert Warner. Here's a profile of Warner from last year.

Very happy to see the New York Times noting the return of this historic printing shop. Read more about it here. Above, a Bowne printed card. The reproduction here doesn't do it justice. If you're in New York City, I urge you to head down to the seaport and spend some money at Bowne & Co.

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