• LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK “MEXICO”

    In his Travel Book, the French writer, illustrator and painter Nicolas de Crécy depicts Mexico as a baroque country full of poetry.

    A writer, illustrator and painter who has been working for over twenty-five years, Nicolas de Crécy has created a multiform body of work, as poetic as it is unusual. His books, informed by philosophy, literature and Surrealism, come in varied graphic and stylistic forms that revisit genres (graphic novels, mangas, travel books, drawings, etc.) and techniques (ink, watercolour, pencil, gouache, pen, chalk, etc.).

    Some panels of his Mexico Travel Book, packed with detail, call for colour, while others are simpler and drawn quickly and incisively with a ballpoint pen or black ink. Alternating them brings out the best in each. Nicolas de Crécy’s book is a reflection of the country: baroque, feverish and powerful.

    A limited edition of the Travel Book, numbered and signed by the artist, is available in selected Louis Vuitton stores.

    View the collection Here.

    Tags: Illustration, Books

  • ART/AFRICA, LE NOUVEL ATELIER AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON

    • ART/AFRICA, LE NOUVEL ATELIER AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ART/AFRICA, LE NOUVEL ATELIER AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ART/AFRICA, LE NOUVEL ATELIER AT FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Fondation Louis Vuitton presents Art/Africa, le nouvel atelier, until September 4th, 2017.

    Art/Africa, le nouvel atelier includes two exhibitions, along with a selection of works from the permanent collection.
    I. The Insiders, a selection of works (1989 to 2009) from the Jean Pigozzi collection of African art, displayed for the first time in Paris
    II. Being There, South Africa, a contemporary scene 
    III. Africa in the collection of Fondation Louis Vuitton

    Artists featured in the exhibition:
    Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Seni Awa Camara, Calixte Dakpogan, John Goba, Romuald Hazoumé, Seydou Keïta, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Abu Bakarr Mansaray, Moké, Rigobert Nimi, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere, Chéri Samba, Malick Sidibé, Pascale Marthine Tayou et Barthélémy Toguo, David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Jane Alexander, David Koloane, Sue Williamson, Zanele Muholi, Moshekwa Langa, Jody Brand, Kudzanai Chiurai, Lawrence Lemaoana, Nicholas Hlobo, Athi-Patra Ruga, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Bogosi Sekhukhuni, Buhlebezwe Siwani et Kemang Wa Lehulere.

    Fondation Louis Vuitton
    Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier
    8, avenue du Mahatma Gandhi, Paris XVI
    From April 26th 2017 to September 4th 2017

    Discover the exhibition here.

    Tags: Fondation Louis Vuitton, Exhibition

  • SEOUL LOUIS VUITTON CITY GUIDE

    • SEOUL LOUIS VUITTON CITY GUIDE - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    The Seoul Louis Vuitton City Guide is free to download on the App Store until August 27th.

    On the occasion of the "Volez, Voguez, Voyagez - Louis Vuitton" exhibition in Seoul, the Seoul Louis Vuitton City Guide is free to download on the App Store, until August 27th . The Louis Vuitton City Guide App also provides access to the complete catalog of the most fascinated cities of the world.

    Since 1998, Louis Vuitton has been sharing its unique take on the world through its City Guides, offering a careful selection of addresses chosen with originality. A mobile App is now available on iPhone or iPad to complement the collection of City Guides. Easy to use, in one click you’ll be as well- informed as any local! On your way to the best travel experience possible.

    Discover the Louis Vuitton City Guide app here.

    Tags: City Guide

  • LOUIS VUITTON TRAVEL BOOK “TOKYO” BY EBOY

    The eBoy collective, pioneer of pixel art, walks around Tokyo for a new title in the Louis Vuitton Travel Book collection with a pleasing freshness.

    The eBoy creations — “drawings” doesn’t seem quite the right word — seem familiar somehow. No doubt because of the many influences they incorporate from advertising, arcade games, supermarket shelves, Lego, magazine design, etc. These pixelated works are simple yet complex, inevitably abstract and yet so close to reality that we are sometimes amazed to recognise the faces of those who populate them, as in this Travel Book devoted to Tokyo. Their playful universe is nonetheless demanding. Impressionistic and pointillistic, it is also systematic, almost mathematical. In short, it’s unique.

    Each Travel Book title contains the artist's biography, travelogue, blurbs and captions. In its pages, the illustrations of renowned artists and promising young talents tell the stories of the cities and countries they have visited, depicting each place’s varied architecture and special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.

    For each new title, a numbered and signed limited edition is available in select Louis Vuitton stores.

    View the collection Here.

    Tags: Illustration, Books

  • CABINET OF WONDERS - THE GASTON-LOUIS VUITTON COLLECTION

    With more than one thousand objects and documents, this new book pays homage to Gaston-Louis Vuitton, an ‘unrepentant collector’, with wide interests and voracious curiosity.  

    A collector since his childhood, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, who belonged to the third generation of the Vuitton family, accumulated hundreds of objects from far and wide.

    Gaston-Louis’s three principal hobbies were books, gardening and photography. A captain of industry with eclectic tastes, his imagination was fed by colourful geometric window displays, realising his clients’ most extravagant desires, and initiating collaborations with artists, sculptors, illustrators and decorators of the Art Deco period."

    With more than one thousand objects and unpublished documents, this is a cabinet of curiosities in book form, revealing the passions of an indefatigable traveller (Exotica), a scrupulous inventor (Scientifica), a meticulous craftsman (Artificialia), and an erudite bibliophile (Mirabilia).

    Edited by Patrick Mauriès, with texts by John Banville, Stephen Bayley, Alberto Manguel, Delphine Saurat, Pierre Senges, this book is available in Louis Vuitton stores worldwide, and in bookstores from September 2017.

    View more here.

    Tags: Travel Books, Gaston Louis Vuitton