Louis Vuitton continues to redefine travel with the latest additions to its viral Travel Book collection, introducing Amsterdam by Laurent Cilluffo and Indonesia by Atak. This summer, these new volumes join a series that transforms travelling into an artistic journey, merging exploration with creative expression.
Launched in 2010, the Louis Vuitton Travel Book collection has become an original series for those who crave a deeper travel experience. Each book pairs a renowned artist with a destination, sending them off to capture the essence of a place not with a camera but with a sketchbook and a curious mind.
Instead of offering dry historical facts and generic restaurant reviews, the Travel Books provide intimate glimpses into each destination. These are not typical guidebooks; they are personal portrayals of places as seen through the eyes of talented artists.
The beauty of the collection lies in its artistic diversity. Each artist brings their own unique style and perspective, from the detailed penmanship of an architect to the bold strokes of a street artist. This freedom ensures that every Travel Book offers a fresh interpretation of a destination, prioritising personal impressions.
Laurent Cilluffo, a renowned illustrator whose work graces the pages of The New Yorker, brings his signature wit and charm to life in Amsterdam. His portrayal of the Dutch capital is a delightful dance between humour and reverence, capturing the city's spirit in a way that's both intricate and refreshingly understated. Think vibrant illustrations that weave together bustling markets, peaceful canals, and iconic landmarks, all imbued with Cilluffo's signature graphic novel style.
On the other hand, a multi-talented artist known for his work as a DJ, graphic designer, and children's book illustrator, Atak brings his insatiable curiosity and a kaleidoscope of colours to his interpretation of the Asian country on Indonesia. His Travel Book pulsates with the energy of this sprawling archipelago, the world's largest. Atak's dynamic compositions and saturated hues bring the rich tapestry of Indonesian landscape and traditions to life, offering readers a visually stunning and deeply personal exploration.
To celebrate these new additions, Louis Vuitton partners for the second year with the prestigious Arles Drawing Festival. Running from April 24th to May 19th, 2024, this exclusive exhibition showcases original drawings from Atak's Indonesia and Cilluffo's Amsterdam, alongside works from previous editions. It's a rare opportunity to witness the raw, unfiltered creativity that defines the Travel Book collection.