Rift (英语) 精装 – 2010年8月11日
James Jean's commercial illustration career includes work for the New York Times, Atlantic Records, and Nike, as well as a series of award-winning covers for DC Comics and elaborate wallpaper installations and paintings for iconic fashion house Prada. Since 2007, Jean has focused his career on painting, book projects, and gallery exhibitions. He lives in Santa Monica, California.
I had to return it it 3 times due to printing issues... covers misaligned, pages glued together, etc. I finally just took a refund.
I loved the artwork, but it didn't seem like something I would really need to revisit, let alone deal with having to ship it back and forth to find a single decently printed copy.
Maybe the quality control has been worked out since I got it, but I don't feel like I am really missing it
The artwork is quite spectacular, and he has the preliminary sketch on the obverse of the very long (but short) panel. It is quite small, but if you have an interest in art (I am a painter/illustrator) then it is nice to have. Not really suitable for having out, or a coffee-table type book though.
But that is really what's pretty neat about this "book". There's more than a handful of unique pieces of art that are compiled into these small hard covers. James Jean, living up to his reputation, doesn't disappoint with any of them. Yes, some of them and are slightly obscure, much of his artwork is very obscure, and not to be expected portraying vast innocence.
These pieces betray neither his name, or the reputation of his individual pieces of art. If anything, it's encouraged me to continue keeping an eye on James.