Ask Me Something  

I'm a freelance illustrator with a green thumb, an interest in knowledge-gathering, and an xacto knife. Also the creator of FEZZINE!


Email,
Portfolio Site,
Twitter,
Shop

Hamlet, 2012

Laser-cut cover with 5 interior laser-cut illustrations, plus more than 40 other printed spots, motifs, and spreads!

(Source: kevinjaystanton)

— 14 hours ago with 480 notes
#shakespeare  #shakespeare's birthday  #Signature Shakespeare  #Sterling Publishing  #sterling signature  #papercraft  #art  #illustration  #artists on tumblr  #books  #book cover  #hamlet  #ophelia 

Much Ado About Nothing, 2012

Laser-cut cover with 5 interior laser-cut illustrations, plus more than 40 other printed spots, motifs, and spreads!

(Source: kevinjaystanton)

— 14 hours ago with 380 notes
#shakespeare  #shakespeare's birthday  #Signature Shakespeare  #Sterling Publishing  #sterling signature  #crafts  #books  #papercraft  #laser-cut  #cut paper  #artists on tumblr  #art  #much ado about nothing  #beatrice  #benedick  #illustration  #book cover 

Macbeth, 2012

Laser-cut cover with 5 interior laser-cut illustrations, plus more than 40 other printed spots, motifs, and spreads!

(Source: kevinjaystanton)

— 14 hours ago with 310 notes
#shakespeare  #shakespeare's birthday  #Signature Shakespeare  #Sterling Publishing  #sterling signature  #books  #art  #paper cutting  #paper art  #cut paper  #papercraft  #macbeth  #lady macbeth  #gorgon  #illustration  #book cover  #book design 

Romeo and Juliet, 2012

Laser-cut cover with 5 interior laser-cut illustrations, plus more than 40 other printed spots, motifs, and spreads!

(Source: kevinjaystanton)

— 14 hours ago with 621 notes
#shakespeare  #Signature Shakespeare  #Sterling Publishing  #sterling signature  #books  #crafts  #papercraft  #cut paper  #laser-cut  #romeo  #juliet  #romeo & juliet  #artists on tumblr  #shakespeare's birthday  #illustration  #book cover  #art 
It’s Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary! I’m gonna be reblogging all of the Shakespeare work I’ve done in the past today so strap on ye olde boots and hold on to the seat of your pantaloons for a ton of Bard-flavored cut-paper today!
And for reference, here are links to my four published Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet!

It’s Shakespeare’s 450th anniversary! I’m gonna be reblogging all of the Shakespeare work I’ve done in the past today so strap on ye olde boots and hold on to the seat of your pantaloons for a ton of Bard-flavored cut-paper today!

And for reference, here are links to my four published Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet!

— 17 hours ago with 49 notes
#shakespeare  #kevin jay stanton  #kevin stanton  #illustration  #cut paper  #crafts 

kevinjaystanton:

Mistletoe Stag for Light Grey Art Lab’s Animystics show, 12x16”

I had a lot of fun with this project. First of all, LGAL is just kickin ass with their shows! I’d started planning on doing something with bees, a symbol I strongly associate with, but I was referred to a guided meditation (on Youtube of all places) about finding my spirit animal. And when I looked into the forest around my inner mind, I saw a stag, and was handed my plant and stone - mistletoe growing from an oak branch and rhodochrosite. 

I made my first lasercut multiples - three copies of a lasercut stag with mistletoe growing from his horns and stenciled with gold onto his fur. Sarah Mimo, who produces  gorgeous lasercut clocks, cut this for me and was incredibly helpful in the process! 

For more information on the show and other artists in it, check out their tumblr!

Whoo, my Mistletoe Stag is up on the Animystics page! You can check it out here, and I highly recommend checking out the other pieces too - there is some incredible work in this show!

— 1 day ago with 29 notes
#animystics  #stag  #mistletoe  #spirit animal  #Light Grey Art Lab 

Mistletoe Stag for Light Grey Art Lab’s Animystics show, 12x16”

I had a lot of fun with this project. First of all, LGAL is just kickin ass with their shows! I’d started planning on doing something with bees, a symbol I strongly associate with, but I was referred to a guided meditation (on Youtube of all places) about finding my spirit animal. And when I looked into the forest around my inner mind, I saw a stag, and was handed my plant and stone - mistletoe growing from an oak branch and rhodochrosite. 

I made my first lasercut multiples - three copies of a lasercut stag with mistletoe growing from his horns and stenciled with gold onto his fur. Sarah Mimo, who produces  gorgeous lasercut clocks, cut this for me and was incredibly helpful in the process! 

For more information on the show and other artists in it, check out their tumblr!

— 6 days ago with 29 notes
#animystics  #Light Grey Art Lab  #gallery work  #stag  #deer  #lasercut  #mistletoe  #totem  #power animal  #spirit animal  #familiar  #crafts 
I made a pattern finally based on some sketches of things I saw this Spring: Juncos and Carolina Wrens, daffodils and lemon blossoms with lime trees, snow and rain. It’s kind of messy but it does repeat!
Also available as a fabric pattern on Spoonflower if you’re interested!

I made a pattern finally based on some sketches of things I saw this Spring: Juncos and Carolina Wrens, daffodils and lemon blossoms with lime trees, snow and rain. It’s kind of messy but it does repeat!

Also available as a fabric pattern on Spoonflower if you’re interested!
— 1 week ago with 20 notes
#illustration  #pattern  #daffodil  #lemon  #lime  #flowers  #birds  #juncos  #wrens  #snowflake  #rain  #nature  #artists on tumblr 

I’ve never really tried Society6 but I put up a couple of throw pillow designs that my cousin asked me to do. Here’s my shop!

If you’re interested but would like them in a different color in some way, just lemme know and I’ll throw up some different designs too!

— 1 week ago with 16 notes
#sugar skulls  #artists on tumblr  #illustration  #throw pillows  #society6  #day of the dead  #dia de los muertos  #pen and ink  #black and white 
kevinjaystanton:

So I’ve been having some crazy thoughts and want to throw them out to you guys for feedback and opinions. Hope that’s cool!
I’m having the crazy notion of trying to publish a series of beautiful Shakespeare books on my own. I have to look into copyright and such (does anyone out there know this stuff? Shoot me an email!), but I miss working on those books and would love to start on them again. 
Ideally I’d love to get a publisher on board (Nobrow or McSweeneys would be kick-ass!) but I don’t really have a direct connection (if you do and wouldn’t mind sharing, lemme know!). So maybe to start I would just do A Midsummer Night’s Dream - slimmed down to the play itself, printed illustrations, a few laser-cut illustrations somehow, and maybe simpler cover. Something special and hardback and more manageable.
In case you haven’t seen my Shakespeare books, here are some choice selections: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet.
Funding-wise it’d be tricky but could be worth it. Maybe a small Kickstarter filled with cut-paper goodness?
What do you think about all this?

Morning repost! I really appreciate the support and kind words I’ve gotten so far, so thank you! 
Again, if you have any suggestions or comments send me a message or an email (kevinjaystanton@gmail.com). There are a huge amount of working parts to this and I gotta figure out a whole ton of issues, but I’m kinda excited about it!

kevinjaystanton:

So I’ve been having some crazy thoughts and want to throw them out to you guys for feedback and opinions. Hope that’s cool!

I’m having the crazy notion of trying to publish a series of beautiful Shakespeare books on my own. I have to look into copyright and such (does anyone out there know this stuff? Shoot me an email!), but I miss working on those books and would love to start on them again. 

Ideally I’d love to get a publisher on board (Nobrow or McSweeneys would be kick-ass!) but I don’t really have a direct connection (if you do and wouldn’t mind sharing, lemme know!). So maybe to start I would just do A Midsummer Night’s Dream - slimmed down to the play itself, printed illustrations, a few laser-cut illustrations somehow, and maybe simpler cover. Something special and hardback and more manageable.

In case you haven’t seen my Shakespeare books, here are some choice selections: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet.

Funding-wise it’d be tricky but could be worth it. Maybe a small Kickstarter filled with cut-paper goodness?

What do you think about all this?

Morning repost! I really appreciate the support and kind words I’ve gotten so far, so thank you! 

Again, if you have any suggestions or comments send me a message or an email (kevinjaystanton@gmail.com). There are a huge amount of working parts to this and I gotta figure out a whole ton of issues, but I’m kinda excited about it!

— 1 week ago with 48 notes
#artists on tumblr  #illustration  #art  #rose 
So I’ve been having some crazy thoughts and want to throw them out to you guys for feedback and opinions. Hope that’s cool!
I’m having the crazy notion of trying to publish a series of beautiful Shakespeare books on my own. I have to look into copyright and such (does anyone out there know this stuff? Shoot me an email!), but I miss working on those books and would love to start on them again. 
Ideally I’d love to get a publisher on board (Nobrow or McSweeneys would be kick-ass!) but I don’t really have a direct connection (if you do and wouldn’t mind sharing, lemme know!). So maybe to start I would just do A Midsummer Night’s Dream - slimmed down to the play itself, printed illustrations, a few laser-cut illustrations somehow, and maybe simpler cover. Something special and hardback and more manageable.
In case you haven’t seen my Shakespeare books, here are some choice selections: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet.
Funding-wise it’d be tricky but could be worth it. Maybe a small Kickstarter filled with cut-paper goodness?
What do you think about all this?

So I’ve been having some crazy thoughts and want to throw them out to you guys for feedback and opinions. Hope that’s cool!

I’m having the crazy notion of trying to publish a series of beautiful Shakespeare books on my own. I have to look into copyright and such (does anyone out there know this stuff? Shoot me an email!), but I miss working on those books and would love to start on them again. 

Ideally I’d love to get a publisher on board (Nobrow or McSweeneys would be kick-ass!) but I don’t really have a direct connection (if you do and wouldn’t mind sharing, lemme know!). So maybe to start I would just do A Midsummer Night’s Dream - slimmed down to the play itself, printed illustrations, a few laser-cut illustrations somehow, and maybe simpler cover. Something special and hardback and more manageable.

In case you haven’t seen my Shakespeare books, here are some choice selections: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet.

Funding-wise it’d be tricky but could be worth it. Maybe a small Kickstarter filled with cut-paper goodness?

What do you think about all this?

— 1 week ago with 48 notes
#me  #questions  #your thoughts  #illustration  #papercraft  #craft  #art  #cut paper  #shakespeare 
Quick fanart of an amazing book I read over MoCCA Fest weekend, courtesy of  Ian Densford's stellar recommendation. Matt Forsythe's Jinchalo is mostly wordless, sweet and smart and beautiful and I highly recommend it. 
This character is super minor but I really enjoyed its brief appearance. Also I’ve never worked by cutting on top of an ink drawing like this and it was a ton of fun. I wanna try this more often!

Quick fanart of an amazing book I read over MoCCA Fest weekend, courtesy of Ian Densford's stellar recommendation. Matt Forsythe's Jinchalo is mostly wordless, sweet and smart and beautiful and I highly recommend it. 

This character is super minor but I really enjoyed its brief appearance. Also I’ve never worked by cutting on top of an ink drawing like this and it was a ton of fun. I wanna try this more often!

— 1 week ago with 26 notes
#illustration  #cut paper  #matt forsythe  #jinchalo  #fanart  #papercraft  #drawn and quarterly  #comics 

I posted about this a while back but had forgotten to throw the finals up! Jessica Roux, Zara Picken, and I had a random conversation about Pink Fairy Armadillos on twitter one day and decided to make and swap transcontinental postcards. I customized mine with hand-cut petals. 

Check out Zara’s adorable calendar and Jessica’s beautiful botanical style card!

— 1 week ago with 14 notes
#postcards  #illustration  #graphic design  #digital  #zara picken  #jessica roux 

Rough sketches for the pair of papercut pieces I’ll be doing for the upcoming Hellboy Show! Mignola is just the freaking master of killer shadows, it’s so inspirational!

— 1 week ago with 19 notes
#hellboy  #20th anniversary  #papercraft  #illustration  #sketches  #wip  #cut paper  #ink  #abe sapien  #artists on tumblr 
I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. I’ve started an inspiration blog, mostly to help me curate and search through the things I’ve liked! If you like pretty things ranging from art, design, photos, gaming, crafts, anything under the sun head over to Fennel, Columbine, & Rue!

I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. I’ve started an inspiration blog, mostly to help me curate and search through the things I’ve liked! If you like pretty things ranging from art, design, photos, gaming, crafts, anything under the sun head over to Fennel, Columbine, & Rue!

— 1 week ago with 6 notes
#me  #inspiration blog