Your Personal Hedcut

Imagine having your portrait created in the hallmark Wall Street Journal Hedcut style, by the original artist who introduced this iconic style, so widely recognized around the world.

It’s easier than you might think. I’ve been producing these portraits for many years now. My clients are diverse: Fortune 500 Companies, Advertising agencies, Publishers, Design & Communications firms, and People in Small Business. Now you can commission a portrait, personally crafted by me, of a distinguished associate or loved one.

My portraits are eminently suitable for use in various print applications, and on the web. You can display your portrait in the profile box on your website, blog, Myspace, Facebook, and Twitter… or framed, on the boardroom or office wall.

Give yourself a distinctive presence on the web or printed communication with a one-of-a-kind portrait from Kevin Sprouls, creator of the Wall Street Journal portrait style. The details:

Please email Kevin for the current pricing on your wall street journal-style portrait. All rights and the original art board are delivered to you, one scan will be produced if you need a digital file, and overnight shipping of the art is free. I will also include a signed certificate that the work is from my hand, on request. This identifies me as the originator of the wsj portrait style.

The original art image typically measures 3.5 x 5.5″ and is intended to reproduce at 30-40% of this size. Complete reproduction instructions are included on the cover over the original art board. These tips will tell you how to get the best results in print and on the web for your portrait.

Turnaround time depends on the quantity of portraits you need, my workload, etc., but I am fairly adept atmeeting deadlines. The portraits are completely crafted by me, by hand, and do take considerable time to produce. Turnaround time for a single portrait is typically one week.

To start the process, you would send me a photograph of the subject —a pic that is well-lit and clear works best. You can email the photo to me in jpeg format, or tiff, psd, eps, etc. I can handle just about all file formats. File should be at 150 dpi or higher for a 5×7″ image. Please make sure to include your shipping info and contact number with your request.

I do the rest. You’ll receive my invoice with the artwork at the end of the project.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have…

and, Thanks for your interest in my work,  —Kevin

One thought on “Your Personal Hedcut

  1. Good afternoon Kevin,

    You do absolutely wonderful work and I am envious of your talents. I wanted to inquire about how much it would cost for you to produce a hedcut of myself. I am a financial professional and business owner and would be very interested (and proud) to add it to my literature. Please let me know the pricing when you have a moment. I do appreciate it.

    Thank you very much.