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|Louis Vuitton Travel Book - Paris Chéri Samba|
After the famous City Guides, Louis Vuitton publishes in May 2013 a new collection of books under the title: Louis Vuitton Travel Book. A new and original approach to travel books, that can be described by being somewhere between the travel journal and the sketch book.
This collection is launched with four titles: Easter Island by Daniel Arsham, London by Natsko Seki, Paris by Chéri Samba and New York by Jean-Philippe Delhomme.
The Louis Vuitton Travel Book collection is an invitation to real and virtual journeys, enriched by intellectual stimulation and poignant moments. 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 places varied architecture and special light, and recording the passing days and the lives of its people.
The Congolese artist and illustrator Chéri Samba has known Paris for a while, and although the result is a representation of his own experience, he has attempted this work with the state of mind of someone who is visiting the city for the first time. The illustrations heavily feature blue and pinks, bathing the city in a romantic, sunset light. Perfectly appropriate for a travel guide for Paris.
The four editions of the Travel Book will be available in bilingual version English and French in selected Louis Vuitton stores worldwide for 45 (Approx. $59USD) each. A special limited-edition version, numbered and signed has also been released for each title, featuring original works by the artists for 2000 (Approx. $2,606 USD)
Link : Louis Vuitton Travel books