These Cartoon Handbags….
Expect to turn a lot of heads toting a JumpFromPaper bag down Madison Avenue. The brainchild of Taipei-based design duo, Chay Su and Rika Lin, this new accessories line fools the eye with a reverse spin on trompe-l’oeil: 3-D objects parading as a two-dimensional drawings.
With exaggerated outlines and bright blocks of color, they look they’ve been pulled straight from the comic pages — like something Little Orphan Annie would oogle in a store window. Despite their flattened appearance, they’re deceptively spacious, with enough room to hold all your accessories, even your laptop. Current styles mimic the basic bowling bag, satchel, hobo, and briefcase, but we’d like to see the designers tackle some more iconic models — maybe an Hermès Birkin, a Chanel 2.55, or even a Fendi Baguette.