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Louis Vuitton Travel Books illustrate familiar destinations in a new light

Experience the waves of Hawaii with Croatian comic book artist Esad Ribic, rediscover Tokyo through the eyes of German collective EBOY, and enjoy the sights of Mexico with French comic book artist and illustrator Nicolas de Crécy.

Louis Vuitton is no stranger to the spirit of travel, unveiling its Objets Nomades collection at Salone del Mobile, sharing its unique take on the world with annual city guides, and hosting its fashion shows all around the world — recently, at the Miho Museum in Kyoto, Japan. Now, with the release of three new Louis Vuitton Travel Books, the French house feeds into our wanderlust by taking us around the world — through the eyes of artists in foreign cities.

Louis Vuitton Travel Books
Hawaii by Croatian comic book artist Esad Ribic.

The Travel Books collection replaces “Carnets de Voyage,” which has captured the urban adventures of illustrators and watercolorists for more than 20 years. Embodying a contemporary vision of travel by illustrating popular travel destinations through the eyes of foreign artists, the Maison aims to continue the tradition.

Mexico, reimagined by Nicolas de Crécy, a French comic book artist and illustrator.

Be prepared to see the world’s major destinations like never before. Esad Ribic, popular for his work on various titles for Marvel Comics, produced over 100 exclusive drawings and paintings of Hawaii — offering his own unique style reminiscent of the Realist movement.

Louis Vuitton Travel Books
Rediscover Tokyo through the eyes of pixel artists EBOY.

EBOY, on the other hand, is a successful Berlin-based graphic design firm widely regarded as the godfathers of pixel art. The trio (consisting of Svend Smital, Steffen Sauerteig and Kai Vermehr), illustrate the bustling Tokyo using their signature pixel-perfect style.

Previous instalments have seen Paris-based fashion illustrator, painter and cultural writer Jean-Philippe Delhomme reimagining New York (2013), Irish Blaise Drummond illustrating The Arctic (2015), and Chinese contemporary artist Liu Xiaodong’s version of South Africa (2016). We are definitely hyped to see what the house has in store for next year.

The collection is now available at Louis Vuitton Island Maison at Marina Bay Sands, Ngee Ann City and ION Orchard at S$86 each.

Dewi Nurjuwita
Senior Writer
Dewi Nurjuwita is a travel and design writer who can be found exploring the streets of foreign cities with passport in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.
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