Issue 14 is by actor, writer, filmmaker and visual artist James Franco. It consists of a 6 x 8.5 inch table mirror with a wallet sized photo of the actor Brad Renfro (a contemporary of Franco’s, now deceased). The photo is set into the mirror frame and is accompanied by handwritten, lipstick* text (written on each mirror by Franco). The text reads “Brad Forever”. The issue also includes a 9.5 x 27 inch black and white fold-out poster of James receiving a carving of the word “BRAD” in his arm by tattooer Mark Mahoney.
See the limited edition switchblade we produced with James here.
*Lipstick provided by Columbia Cosmetics
- JAMES FRANCO
James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, and painter. He began acting during the late 1990s, appearing on the short-lived television series Freaks and Geeks and starring in several teen films. In 2001 he played the title role in Mark Rydell's television biographical film James Dean, which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film. Franco achieved international fame as a result of his portrayal of Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man trilogy. Since then, his films have included the war film The Great Raid (2005), the 2006 romantic drama Tristan & Isolde, and Justin Lin's drama Annapolis (2006). In 2008, Franco starred in the comedy stoner film Pineapple Express and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. He played a prominent role in the 2008 biographical film Milk.