Sunday, August 29, 2010

Rift by James Jean

Rift - Comic of the Day
"Rift", by James Jean, is a fold out accordion sheet which spans 5 feet in length. Several 4" x 6" panels come together to create several different images. The various pieces of art are hidden within the accordion sheet, and appear when the sheet is folded in the right spots. It is actually a bit difficult to explain, so I have attached a short video which displays how "Rift" works.

My favorite part of this non-comic of the day, but rather, piece of art, is the sketch side which displays the penciled frame work for Jean's beautiful paintings. One can see the origin story which belongs to the two separate stories of separation. Another lovely, yet more logistical element of "Rift", is the slip-case which holds viewer's initial attention. The tones of blue in the water which blend into the young girl's face on the cover make for an appropriate gateway to James Jean's "Rift." Without the slip-case the art would not stay in one tight space, rather it would continue to expand slowly until it dominated your whole bookshelf, and then...the world!

At only $12.95, "Rift" is the perfect gift for any art lover, personal lover or simply anyone with a spot open on a shelf.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's pretty cool...too bad I didn't get a chance to look at it. Ha.