Signature Shakespeare Papercut Editions - Giveaway

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Are you a fan of paper cutting? How about Shakespeare? Sterling Signature recently released Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth as the first titles of a “Signature Shakespeare” series. The books feature laser paper cuttings that make these editions of the beloved plays extra special.

Romeo and Juliet Cover

Created by Kevin Stanton, the elegant paper cuttings are double layers of color - red and purple for Romeo and Juliet and blue and green for Macbeth. Each book has a laser cut cover, five interior laser cuts that open the acts, along with more than forty printed illustrations. I bet the Bard himself would think these gorgeous books are quite the feat!

MacBeth Cover

I asked Kevin if a person was inclined to cut apart the books (I know... gasp!) with the intention of framing the paper cuttings, would it be possible? He answered that the interior tip-ins are not glued down and could definitely be carefully removed if someone so desired. He thought it was actually very exciting to think that someone might want to frame the pieces.

Romeo and Juliet Interior

By the way, two more books will be released in the fall - Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet for which Kevin has completed the cut paper artwork. You might enjoy this interesting Washington Post article about him and also the origin of the book series.

Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth

Sterling Signature has offered to send a set of both books to
two winners in the U.S. or Canada. Leave a comment below by Sunday, June 24 as your entry.

MacBeth Interior

The winners will be selected by a random number generator and announced on this post and on the All Things Paper Facebook page as soon as they have been notified. Good luck!

Congratulations to jcwega27 and wasabipress! They have been contacted and are delighted to have won these beautiful books. Stay tuned for another giveaway coming up soon. It will be an international one so everyone will have a chance to enter - yay!
Ann Martin
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Comments

  1. These books take my breath away! I'm in love! Gasp!

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  2. OMG what a treasure.I'd be delighted to win this amazing blog candy. Thanks a bunch for the opportunity to win. If I ever win could you also announce the winner on your blog I don't have facebook!

    Have a great week!

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  3. What stunning work. I'd love to win!

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  4. Papercutting is finally getting its due!

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  5. I would cherish a set of these books.

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  6. Shakespeare + paper crafts = amazing.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! As an English teacher, I would LOVE to have these for my classroom!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful. The colour choices, especially in Romeo and Juliet are fantastic!

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  9. These are just gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  10. Ann, you've done it again! Thanks for bringing this beautiful work and a giveaway to the masses! Pick me!
    Karren

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  11. As beautiful as these appear in the pictures certainly they can only be fully appreciated with the naked eye. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Stunning! Would love one of these for my classroom
    ! Jslay11

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  13. This is a fantastic take on the plays!

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  14. These books look great! Awesome to see papercutting in book format.

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  15. What a wonderful and creative way to tell a story. The colours are so vibrant.:) Karen Davis

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  16. Katherine MalmstenJune 18, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    These look amazingly beautiful! Would love to hold one in my hands

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  17. Astonishing and contemporary use of this artform! Thank you for offering these up to what will be a very fortunate winner.

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  18. The artwork is beautiful. These books will surely attract new readers to Shakespeare and further the progress of book arts design. As a teacher of calligraphy and design I would enjoy sharing the expressive artwork with my students. I'll share the link now in any case!

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  19. I was just reading about these books last week. Their design is well-thought-through and Stanton creates such beautiful paper cuts. Would love to include the set in my artsy book collection.

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  20. These are very nice. Thanks for the giveaway!

    megandurant AT gmail DOT com

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  21. What an exciting giveaway! The design of these books is gorgeous all on its own, but all the papercuts inside the book, what a treasure!

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  22. I have for so long admired excellent paper cutting
    and these works look exquisite. Sigh.
    I really must try again myself....
    Jean Mc

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  23. I have been following the creation of these over at Kevin's blog and will definitely have to get my hands on a copy of these at some point! Shakespeare and paper cutting is such a fantastic combination. Count me in!

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  24. how lovely!
    thank you for such a *beautiful* giveaway!

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  25. I find paper cutting to totally fascinating. Those are some amazing books.

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  26. Macbeth is one of my favorite plays by Shakespeare! And, a co-worker once told me that if I wanted to know true love, I should read Romeo and Juliet. And, I would love to own these gorgeous editions. Thanks for the chance!

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  27. Gorgeous books. A new way of enhancing Shakespeare's classics.

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  28. I have known and worked with several paper-cut artists and truly appreciate the talent, dexterity and incredible patience and care ...
    The book pages bring back fond memories and make me wish for a set of my own.
    Thank you for sharing these with us all.

    HUGS & Ciaobiddy

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  29. These are amazing. I would love to win. judyb@att.net

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  30. Terrific illustrations!
    alphabethy@yahoo.com

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  31. Such beautiful art work. thanks for the chance to win.

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  32. Peggy Jo Connel monkscriber.comJune 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    Absolutely mind stimulating exquisite work. I'd love to have one to drool over daily.

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous books - unbelievable!! Would love to win! motleymade@gmail.com

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  34. Those are beautiful! I'll have to keep my eyes out for them -- I can't imagine they'll be widely released!

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  35. these books are a jewel! I can't fathom how much in love I am just with the photos of them :)

    Lovely giveaway!

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait for the version of Much Ado About Nothing ...

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  37. Awesome! What an idea and what an effort going into them!

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  38. I am such a big fan of his work! Would love to win a copy of the books. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  39. I would LOVE these! Thanks for a chance to win them!

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  40. My household is full of book lovers, Shakespeare fans and paper artists and admirers. What a treat these would be!

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  41. Wonderful books !!
    thanks for the giveaway !

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  42. It is so good to see more and more that are interested in these finer things as it pertains to paper. These would be a really nice addition to my library.

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  43. OMG *dies* beautiful work if i dont win im still gonna try to buy the books

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  44. thanks for the chance these are beautiful.

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  45. Gasp is right! So beautiful.
    ksukeena@yahoo.com

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  46. What an ambitious and laudable thing for the publisher to undertake, to ensure that this edition to stands out and are remembered...how utterly beautiful and remarkable! I love it!

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  47. Thanks so much for giving us this opportunity to see these gorgeous books.

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  48. Wow! What beautiful books.
    Would love to own them, taking them apart, I don't know about that, gasp, is right.
    Teddie

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  49. Count me among the smitten. MDisque@comcast.net

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  50. I love all things Shakespeare. These are lovely!

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  51. Wow, Anne, these are just beautiful! I don't think I would have the heart to take them apart. I think this would have to be a coffee table book!

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  52. Thank you for the beauty and inspiration.

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  53. Beauty too rich for use, for earth too dear... Love Shakespeare and these are such beautiful books - beautiful words and beautiful art.

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  54. Wow these books look fabulous! I'm not a huge fan of Shakespeare but have a fondness I guess! I am a huge fan of lasercut paper however and these look really stylish, not seen lasercutting used in books before... shame I'm in the UK and therefore not eligible for the giveaway :(

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  55. Oh wow! This is such an awesome giveaway!!!

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  56. These are so beautiful! I love books and these just make me happy. beecasagrand at gmail dot com

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  57. Lovely!
    Would enjoy seeing the process of making such paper images.

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  58. I love papercuts. These books look gorgeous. Would love to have them in my library.

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  59. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm a Ph.D. student specializing in Shakespeare, so these are definitely at the top of my most-wanted list.

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  60. Gorgeous! I would love to win one!
    lguilboATgmailDOTcom

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  61. Such wonderfully delicate work! I would love to win one of them.
    The pictures make my heart sing.

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  62. Two forms of art coming together....What an awesome combo!!! Love it!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan Castle

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  63. These books are beautiful. I have seen many hand cut papers, but not too many lazer cut ones. Would love to have one.

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  64. I am so excited about these books. thank you for sharing them they are exquisite.

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  65. Way cool books! Found you while Googling about Quilling. I've not seen these anywhere, but they are certainly unique! Would be fun to show my kids during school. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  66. These books are absolutely stunning! Kevin's work has inspired me to try paper cutting myself(which, didn't turn out so well) but I would LOVE LVOE LOVE to have my favourite Shakespeare's plays with Kevin's work on it!!
    Thank you for having this givaway!!!!

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  67. these books look amazing would love a copy!!

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  68. Shaj these books are a must have for any paper cut artist.

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  69. Incredibly lovely. And wonderful works of literature as well!

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  70. These books are crazy cool! Absolutely beautiful.

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  71. Came by from the Altered Book site, would be so excited to win these books.

    Darla

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  72. I haven't read any Shakespeare in quite a while, but these books sure would be an enticement. Macbeth is one of my favorites.

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  73. How amazing they are and now I have a new blog to follow too!
    Lee

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  74. I did my exam on Hamlet today, now I want more Shakespeare! These books are simply amazing! *-*

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  75. Thank you for posting such beautiful books--they are beyond lovely.

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  76. Beautiful and amazing! I so want one!! If I do win you can contact me by posting a comment on my blog: http://thekingsdaughtersfashion.blogspot.com/

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  77. Wonderful giveaway!

    natalie9103@hotmail.com

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  78. What a great way to make Shakespeare more accessible for everyone... I love it!

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  79. Wonderful and amazing artwork!

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  80. thanks for this giveaway
    gkuroda(at)hawaii.edu

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  81. oh my god, these are amazing! I do love shakespeare and would be super pleased to own these.

    -lauren
    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  82. Gorgeous-- thanks for the giveaway!

    Rachelhwallen@gmail.com

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  83. beautiful!
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  84. I just happen accross this site. Amazing books. Just to see them is cool. TwiceBittenPaperCreations@verizon.net

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  85. I love this! Check out my daily Art of Paper with more paper cut art!

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  86. https://paper.li/Deemakesjewelry/1309054350

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  87. The work looks lovely in these! thank you!

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  88. Read... then frame

    ksukeena at yahoo dot com

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  89. This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all the Shakespeare and paper cutting fans who entered!

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