We are very excited to announce our third collaboration with James Franco and our second with Chronicle Books. We've been fans of the way James blurs his work as actor/director/writer/artist/filmmaker and wanted to work with him on a project that also blurred the functionality books. With this project he plays the main characters in his favorite books, reimagining their covers as each of 30 postcards. Each postcard is like a film still, staged and photographed with James in the title role, which allows him to briefly embody the character or characters found within, and it also allows one to slowly take the book apart and send it to friends throughout the world. The postcards are prefaced by an essay by Franco, along with a short text from THE THING editors.
Published by Chronicle Books with design work by our pals at MacFadden and Thorpe.
- JAMES FRANCO
James Franco is an Oscar-nominated actor, a writer, performance artist, director, dancer, roller skater, tightrope walker, short-order chef, camper, fast car driver, slow car driver, poet, daytime television actor, documentary filmmaker, amateur bird-watcher, model, fragrance model, poet lover, wizard, super villain, and film producer. His art has been exhibited at Gagosian Gallery, Pace Gallery, and the Siegfried Contemporary. His acting has been seen in museums, as well as on film, stage, and YouTube.