I've always been a fan of James Jean ever since I first encountered his work done for the cover's of the Fables graphic novel series (highly recommended) Fables Covers by James Jean.
In this case Rift is a beautiful pocket sized fold out book that offers a glimpse into a whimsical yet almost dark world that Jean has constructed. The long image when unfolded completely is a mixture of two images that invites readers to piece the images back together by folding some pieces over others to complete the image. The backside offers a view of the sketch that ultimately resulted in the image you see on the backside. The colours are beautiful and vibrant with hints of metallic to accentuate details.
Highly recommended for those who are familiar with his work, love illustrations or simply want to add another beautiful James Jean piece to their collection.
Rift is an unique book, designed in an accordion-book format. The book is about the size of a palm and comes with a beautiful slipcase.
The book is created by James Jean, one of the very talented artists of our times. The art is haunting and beautiful, as you would expect.
When the covers are pulled apart, you get to see two pieces of art on a wide canvas, intersecting each other. To see each art piece on its own, you can collapse the sections belonging to the other piece. And there are gold paint painted on top of the actual print for selected elements, like the rain and ornaments. On the other side, you have the sketches displayed in the same format.
With its creative presentation, this book is a work of art for its construction and content.
(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)