John Ed De Vera is a multidisciplinary designer, with a penchant for lettering, paper-cutting, and experimenting with different and new media. His philosophy of creativity has so far led him finding new ways to push and innovate his craft, unafraid of learning new things and twisting them in his own creative way.
Each element of these illustrations was drawn on a bond paper, transferred on special paper and individually cut by hand. The grayscale cutouts were then mounted on top of each other, depending on their layout and arrangement (background, foreground, masthead, etc.), similar to the process of making paper toles.
The more protruded the elements were, the more shadows they would create, adding dimensionality to the whole image.