Sunday, October 23, 2011

You can’t judge a book by its cover

You have worn your favorite bands on T-shirts. You have put your favorite stickers on cars. Now there is a chance to carry your favorite books on clutches and minaudières. Olympia Le-Tan, daughter of renowned French illustrator Pierre Le-Tan, launched her label in 2009, crocheting covers of Catcher in the Rye and Lolita on bags. Utilizing no other than felt pieces from the handbags, Le-Tan and Spike Jonze made a stop-motion short: Mourir Auprès de Toi (French for “to die by your side” ).

Set in Paris’ iconic Shakespeare & Co, the short film knits through the bookshelves a simple yet adventurous story between Macbeth the skeleton and Mina Harker from Dracula. Soko’s voice for Mina Harker, even of one short line, added a perfect dose of obscurity to the story and there is no better song than her “Hump and Jump” for the tracking back of the film. 

You can’t judge a book by its cover. Can you judge a clutch by its flap?

Reference: i-D Slate

1 comment:

  1. Cute idea!
    How about having J paint comics on your clutch? :)