What’s that? Could it be? YES! 30 Covers, 30 Days is a go. And we’re starting it off with this audacious piece by James Victore.
Oh Joy, Oh Rapture! by Lisa M. Frazier
On May 21, 2011, nothing happened; Harold Camping’s prediction of our Spiritual Judgement fizzled out like the expired candle on Mario Pereira’s twenty-fourth birthday cupcake. And this year, everyone believed that Harold Camping’s prediction failed as well. The Day of Reckoning came and went without notice or consequence for billions of humans on Earth.
But it didn’t. Not for poor Mario.
Because for Mario, the Rapture did happen. The Day of Judgement came and went and left him behind in an empty New England town and an interrupted dinner of ramen noodles and shame. The crowning achievement of Mario’s dramatic quarter-life crisis culminates in the the end of the world as he knows it.
And, for poor Mario, the bizarreness only continued after the reaping.
James Victore is a self-taught, independent artist and designer. Clients include Esquire and TIME magazines, Yohji Yamamoto, The New York Times, and The School of Visual Arts. Victore’s posters have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and are in the permanent collections of the Palais du Louvre, and the Library of Congress, among others. Victore lectures and teaches regularly around the globe and is a professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. His book Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss? was released by Abrams in 2010. He lives, loves and works in Brooklyn, NY.