I loved the way “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988) and “Cool World” (1992) mixed cartoon elements into a real-world backdrop. I enjoyed the same effect as a kid, watching older Disney movies such as Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and Song of the South. There’s just something quirky and irresistible about imagining a world where cartoons can come to life; anything can happen!
Evidently the minds behind JumpFromPaper feel the same.
Created by Taipei-based design duo, Chay Su and Rika Lin, JumpFromPaper is a bag company that has produced a line of travel, camera, laptop and general gear bags which look like props from a cartoon.
One cozy afternoon, the two girls were chatting, when they got to sketching their dream designer handbag. A surprising idea popped up – “How amazing it would be if a two-dimensional hand-drawn illustration could come to life as a real bag!” They explored every possibility, rendering fantasy handbags in perspective, and giving birth to JumpFromPaper™.
Cartoon-like outlines and bright and cheerful colors add a brisk yet funky flavor. And despite the slim appearance, each JumpFromPaper™ bag has a roomy interior to accommodate personal belongings and even a laptop.
This is one of my favorites, the “Cheese” camera bag …
Think there’s some trickery going on and the bags don’t really look like this in real life? Here are some shots from the JumpFromPaper Facebook wall. Does it get any more eye-catching than this?
Hey, those are my Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas!
Take a look at the JumpFromPaper site, and if you live in Taiwan you can find the ~$80 bags . Bear in mind that Taiwan is in the middle of their Chinese New Year Holidays, so orders placed between now and January 29th will not ship until January 30.
Via Crave; thank you, Heather! =)