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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Book Porn: Kevin Stanton's Cut-Paper Shakespeare

Juliet would never have topped herself if she'd owned a book this beautiful
Today's post is basically by longtime DS reader and friend, Helen, who sent me a link to a post from the wonderful Brain Pickings as well as to the shop selling them. Thank you Helen, your fee is in the post.

I'm so glad she did though because I am SQUEALING with joy like a malfunctioning burglar alarm. Laser-cut editions of Shakespeare! Crikey.

Dear lord, but I love people who are clever with paper. Roger La Borde and Rob Ryan are huge faves around these parts, but I never thought that anyone would actually do it with BOOKS.

That is a historical, glorious meeting of things that deserves a moment of silence while we reverently watch the video to Katy Perry's Firework.


Kevin Stanton is an American artist with incredible paper-cutting skills. Seriously, I could stare at his Tumblr until slackjawed and drooling - he's even done Kirby!


Each book has stunning cut-paper illustrations inside by Stanton, as well as classic illustrations from older volumes, and photographs from film versions. Each cost £25, but you can get them for about £17.50 on Amazon.

"The raven himself is hoarse that croaks the fatal entrance of fit books under my battlements"

Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth are available to buy now, with Much Ado About Nothing (yay!) and Hamlet (hoorah!) due out in December.

4 comments:

  1. Well, this is just the greatest thing in the entire world.

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  2. Haha, thank you for this! I'm glad to be a part of the book and paper equivalent of "Firework"!

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