Louis Vuitton Travel Books

Louis Vuitton travel book

There are few things I love more than travel and fashion so it’s probably no surprise that when I first heard about the new Louis Vuitton travel books featuring LondonParisNew York and (randomly) Easter Island, I was counting down the days to get my hands on one of these. Not only do the travel books look unbelievably stylish, with a subtle nod to the designer label, they are also part of a beautiful project in which four talented individuals in the sectors of art, design and photography, each depict a city they are totally unfamiliar with through mediums from paint, illustration, manga, comic and photography.

Living in the French capital, I went for the obvious choice and picked up the Paris edition (I’ll be heading back for the London book soon for sure) and immediately settled down on the couch to flick through the large A4 pages of drawings and comic-strip style speech bubbles which added a touch of humour in the cliche situations so familiar to Parisians and residents of the city!

Louis Vuitton travel book

Illustrated by Congolese artist Chéri Samba, we follow his journey through the most iconic landscapes of the city with occasional anecdotes and narrations in the form of occasional appearances of the artist himself within the illustrations – a panic situation with a taxi on arrival, a nasty comment on the metro at Denfert-Rochereau, a brief encounter at Chatelet and even a moment of reflection in Montmartre, all perfectly illustrated against a arm, clear sky in neon pinks and shades of blue (if only the sky really were so romantic!).

Louis Vuitton Paris travel book

The Parisian atmosphere is so beautifully captured in the busy crowds seen from high above to the entwined couples in love that even as a native Parisian, it seems to throw a new light on the city which many, including myself, so often take for granted. Now to get my hands on the next book in the collection…. London!

Louis Vuitton Travel Book

Find the Louis Vuitton travel books in selected Louis Vuitton boutiques and online at louisvuitton.com as well as in certain bookstores in France including FNAC online for 45 euros (£38).


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