This is not a cartoon bag. Seriously.

JumpFromPaper (perfect name, eh?) offers a line of handbags, profile bags, carrying pouches, etc., which look colorful and two-dimensional, and will hold an iPad, MacBook or just about anything else.

So, where did the idea come from?:

JumpFromPaper™ is a playful and innovative line of bags created by Taipei-based design duo, Chay Su and Rika Lin.

One cozy afternoon, the two girls were chatting, when they got to sketching their dream designer bag. 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™.

Each bag boasts a cartoon-like outline and vivid colors that are sure to mess with folks’ eyes. Prices range from $79 to $129, and the Tropical Fish bag (top), in particular, is a gadget-targeted carrier sporting a slim, striped design with polyester fabric for just $79:

Topical Fish is your new protector for your gadgets. This carry pouch perfectly holds your netbook, iPad/tablet, or whatever other accessories you need for a day in the office or fun in the sun. Are they real? Yes they’re real. Although slim in appearance, each JumpFromPaper™ bag has a roomy interior to accommodate an iPad/tablet, book, magazines, and your everyday accessories. A zipper bottom expands the bag for extra room.

Pre-ordered Tropical Fish bags began shipping Aug. 27, and we hope to get our hands on a review unit soon. Check out JumpFromPaper to see what else the brand offers.

The full press release is below.

JumpFromPaper(TM) Designer Bags Make the Leap to Real Life

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — JumpFromPaper(TM), a playful and innovative line of bags created by Taipei-based design duo Chay Su and Rika Lin, today announced their official launch in the U.S.

Are they real? Yes, they’re real.

JumpFromPaper is an original product of imagination; it’s simple but unconventional. No matter what you wear, carrying a JumpFromPaper will definitely make you stand out in the crowd. It is an expressive and stylish product for each individual to show off her own unique style.

JumpFromPaper employs design as a medium to realize crazy imagination into realness. Designers Chay Su and Rika Lin, both commercial design majors, are full of crazy ideas and know how to appreciate fun. The pair was inspired to create a beautiful and stylish handbag. Once they started sketching, they soon realized the two-dimensional illustration they had created would be amazing if it could just come to life. What was once a dream soon became a reality when JumpFromPaper was born.

“Life does not need to be that serious. People are born to have fun!” JumpFromPaper’s unusual and funky exterior confuses and pleases people, and at the same time its interior encourages an outside-the-box, imagination-has-no-boundaries philosophy. It makes it possible for people to daydream and for their imagination to go wild. It is great to sometimes change the way of thinking, subvert the traditional logic and make life more fun and exciting. Life is too short to go around being boring all day.

With cartoon-like outlines and cheerful colors, the JumpFromPaper bag has a roomy interior despite the slim appearance. Each bag easily accommodates personal belongings or even iPads/tablets.

JumpFromPaper bags come in a variety of styles and colors, with retail prices ranging from $79 to $109.

JumpFromPaper bags are distributed exclusively in the U.S. by Revur International and can be purchased online at or from over 40 authorized resellers in the U.S., including stores in Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and New York.

Life can be full of imagination and surprises, so enjoy it!

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