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Tommy, 2014 - 5.5x8.5”, digital

Foxing Quarterly (foxingquarterly) asked me to do the back cover for their spx zine offering - Forever Green! It’s gonna be a super awesome zine chock full of our favorite dagger-played-like-a-flute-somehow wielding, sometimes good but perennial bad boy Green Power Ranger! 

Oh and the front cover is designed by Alex Schubert (which you can see here). And if you wanna submit your work for online and maybe print selection, check out the details here!

— 2 days ago with 18 notes
#green ranger  #green zine  #tommy  #power rangers  #illustration  #digital art  #90s  #vectors  #kevin jay stanton  #artists on tumblr  #radarplz 
Anonymous asked: Is it bad that I love hearing your swamped because it means we get to see more of your work?? I think doing characters and symbolism from the classics would be great, like things from Poe and HG Wells and Ray Bradbury, even things from wizard of oz and the great gatsby to contemporary stuff like Harry potter and the hunger games. Anything with great symbolism and characters I'm sure you could knock out some amazing pieces!


Answer:

Hahaha, no I don’t think it’s bad! These are super awesome suggestions too, thanks so much!

— 3 days ago with 1 note
Anonymous asked: I'd love to see you miniaturize some Shakespeare work into bookmarks, plus they'd be great companions to the books.


Answer:

Thanks, anon! I can’t exactly do that but I can do new work to go with the books potentially! 

— 3 days ago

I don’t usually post selfies (or take them for that matter) but I got these three shirts today for my birthday! These awesome designs are all by the amazingly talented Greg Wright (goldcuccoart) for InksterInc! He has a ton more and they’re all awesome (and I want them all, especially the new Magikarp) - check them out here!

— 3 days ago with 95 notes
#me  #tees  #tshirts  #inksterinc  #pokemon  #gengar  #dragonite  #tyranitar  #mega tyranitar  #greg wright 
wearentthatspecial:

Day #202 by Kevin Jay Stanton
The 202nd day of this year will be my birthday, July 21st (and my dad’s birthday too). And I chose to go with an old phone style for the lettering because 202 is also the first area code I remember having, from when I lived in DC. 

I finished this a long, long time ago and submitted it. I chose the day of my birthday (the 202th day of this year). I’d probably redo it in a heartbeat but it’s cool to see after so long either way!

wearentthatspecial:

Day #202 by Kevin Jay Stanton

The 202nd day of this year will be my birthday, July 21st (and my dad’s birthday too). And I chose to go with an old phone style for the lettering because 202 is also the first area code I remember having, from when I lived in DC. 

I finished this a long, long time ago and submitted it. I chose the day of my birthday (the 202th day of this year). I’d probably redo it in a heartbeat but it’s cool to see after so long either way!

— 3 days ago with 7 notes
#typography  #lettering  #gif  #kevin jay stanton 
Anonymous asked: I love your bookmarks, some classic lit inspired ones would be awesome! Your TMNT design is killer by the way.


Answer:

Thank you, anon! I’m massively swamped but I’m trying to come up with a cool way to do literary characters! Is there anyone in particular that people would like to see?

— 4 days ago with 1 note

kevinjaystanton:

TMNT, 2014 - 8.5x8.5”, cut paper, acrylic

Here’s my full piece for tonight’s “Cowabunga!!!” show at iam8bit! If you’re in LA, hie ye to the gallery and check out the awesomeness of nostalgic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art! This design is also going to be available on a limited run of t-shirts too, which I am SO EXCITED about!!

Stumbling across old NYC sewer covers from the early half of the 20th century made a big impact on my piece obviously. And Japan has some gorgeous ones too - I highly recommend doing a quick search and checking them all out!

Reblogging for the morning crowd! 

— 4 days ago with 41 notes
#illustration  #art  #gallery  #gallery work  #tmnt  #teenage mutant ninja turtles  #ninja turtles  #cut paper  #papercraft  #paper  #acrylic  #iam8bit 

TMNT, 2014 - 8.5x8.5”, cut paper, acrylic

Here’s my full piece for tonight’s “Cowabunga!!!” show at iam8bit! If you’re in LA, hie ye to the gallery and check out the awesomeness of nostalgic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art! This design is also going to be available on a limited run of t-shirts too, which I am SO EXCITED about!!

Stumbling across old NYC sewer covers from the early half of the 20th century made a big impact on my piece obviously. And Japan has some gorgeous ones too - I highly recommend doing a quick search and checking them all out!

— 5 days ago with 41 notes
#illustration  #art  #tmnt  #teenage mutant ninja turtles  #iam8bit  #cowabunga  #cut paper  #craft  #papercraft  #gallery  #gallery work  #ninja turtles 

kevinjaystanton:

Moly, 2014 - 16x20”, digital

For the upcoming show at Ltd. Art Gallery “Fantasy in the City”, I did two faux-Farmers Market posters. I was brainstorming magical herbs and remembered that Hermes bestows a special herb on Odysseus to ward off Circe’s evil. And I was delighted to find out that some people think that the herb Moly, or Sorcerer’s Garlic, is the sweet little Snowdrop flower. Which always reminds me of neil-gaiman's wonderful fairytale, Stardust (the book, not the movie). 

There’s another poster I’ll be posting on the day of the show! You can see info for the show here, and check out the other artists in it - I’m particularly excited to be in the show with jessicaroux and primaryhughes!

Today is the day of the show! I’m reblogging this and also wanted to link to the second poster I did for the show - Mandragora!

— 6 days ago with 31 notes
#Illustration  #graphic design  #the great windmill  #posters  #moly  #snowdrop  #neil gaiman  #stardust  #flowers  #plants  #farmers market poster  #art  #gallery  #gallery work  #ltd art gallery  #fantasy in the city 

Mandragora, 2014 - 16x20”, digital

Mandrakes/Mandragoras are one of my favorite mythical plants ever. They’re rough and beautiful and strange and sexual. I knew from the moment I thought of doing Farmer’s Market posters that I’d be doing one with these. This and Moly will be printed in a limited run, so get your copies while you can!

If you’re in Seattle, go check it out! Info here! And if you haven’t seen the other poster from this pair, check out Moly!

And another shoutout to hellolittlefish for her helpful advice on lettering and design!

— 6 days ago with 21 notes
#Illustration  #graphic design  #posters  #mandragora  #flowers  #plants  #farmers market poster  #art  #gallery  #gallery work  #ltd art gallery  #kevin jay stanton  #prints  #fantasy in the city 
I’m in iam8bit’s upcoming COWABUNGA!! show which is a throwback to the older TMNT shows and comics! I’ll be posting my full piece on Sunday morning, but if you’re in LA on Saturday night and wanna check it out, event info is here!

I’m in iam8bit’s upcoming COWABUNGA!! show which is a throwback to the older TMNT shows and comics! I’ll be posting my full piece on Sunday morning, but if you’re in LA on Saturday night and wanna check it out, event info is here!

— 1 week ago with 23 notes
#tmnt  #cut paper  #iam8bit  #gallery work 
kevinjaystanton:

Kiki’s Delivery Service, 2014 - 8x8”, digital
My piece for the Summerland Movie Club happening at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on July 12th! Event info here!
My brother and I recently bought a ton of Studio Ghibli films and this image got stuck in my head. Kiki’s Delivery Service always warms my heart up. Also, shout out to Jesper Särnesjö for the help on investigating Swedish breads and my use of vetebröd - thank you!
I have sketches for a couple pieces that riff off of this idea so now I kinda wanna do a series of prints like this!

Today is the day! The Summerland Movie Club show is opening tonight at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland (event info). There will be eight prints of my Kiki piece for sale, including one that is framed! As always, take pictures if you’re gonna be there and send them to me please! 

kevinjaystanton:

Kiki’s Delivery Service, 2014 - 8x8”, digital

My piece for the Summerland Movie Club happening at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland on July 12th! Event info here!

My brother and I recently bought a ton of Studio Ghibli films and this image got stuck in my head. Kiki’s Delivery Service always warms my heart up. Also, shout out to Jesper Särnesjö for the help on investigating Swedish breads and my use of vetebröd - thank you!

I have sketches for a couple pieces that riff off of this idea so now I kinda wanna do a series of prints like this!

Today is the day! The Summerland Movie Club show is opening tonight at Leanna Lin’s Wonderland (event info). There will be eight prints of my Kiki piece for sale, including one that is framed! As always, take pictures if you’re gonna be there and send them to me please! 

— 1 week ago with 46 notes
#Illustration  #studio ghibli  #studio ghibli food  #vetebrod  #kiki's delivery service  #design  #lettering  #handlettering  #bread  #food  #artists on tumblr  #graphic design  #leanna lin's wonderland  #supahcute  #gallery work 

Moly, 2014 - 16x20”, digital

For the upcoming show at Ltd. Art Gallery “Fantasy in the City”, I did two faux-Farmers Market posters. I was brainstorming magical herbs and remembered that Hermes bestows a special herb on Odysseus to ward off Circe’s evil. And I was delighted to find out that some people think that the herb Moly, or Sorcerer’s Garlic, is the sweet little Snowdrop flower. Which always reminds me of neil-gaiman's wonderful fairytale, Stardust (the book, not the movie). 

There’s another poster I’ll be posting on the day of the show! You can see info for the show here, and check out the other artists in it - I’m particularly excited to be in the show with jessicaroux and primaryhughes!

— 1 week ago with 31 notes
#illustration  #graphic design  #posters  #moly  #flowers  #snowdrops  #farmers market poster  #art  #artists on tumblr  #neil gaiman  #startdust  #kevin jay stanton  #Kevin Stanton 

So I’m still fiddling with my diecutter but hot damn, I think I’m in love. Taking the advice of an anon (thanks for being a constructive anon!!), I’ve made some silhouette bookmarks! Also seemed like a good opportunity to rebrand myself with a new logo.

Some of these will be going out to potential clients, but I’m also thinking of putting these up in my shop in a couple different colors maybe. Do you have a favorite design?

— 2 weeks ago with 49 notes
#illustration  #crafts  #graphic design  #kevin jay stanton  #die-cutter  #books  #bookmarks  #branding  #flowers  #arrows  #design 
Oh! Apparently InksterInc is having a July 4th sale on all tees, but it ends in 6ish hours! If you’re been thinking of getting my Majora’s Masks tee but waiting for the price to go down, now’s your chance!
You can get it here!

Oh! Apparently InksterInc is having a July 4th sale on all tees, but it ends in 6ish hours! If you’re been thinking of getting my Majora’s Masks tee but waiting for the price to go down, now’s your chance!

You can get it here!

— 2 weeks ago with 19 notes
#inkster  #inksterinc  #tees