Travel essentials: Louis Vuitton's colourful guides on Edinburgh and the Arctic
Illustrated by artists from the world over, Louis Vuitton's Travel Book collection takes our imagination to all corners of the globe — from the remote wilderness of Easter Island to the vivid cityscapes of New York and Paris. As each book bears the mark of each artist's unique style, the collection reflects the remarkable richness and diversity of today's artists and art forms.
The Edinburgh and Arctic editions continue to push the horizons of these artistic endeavours. French illustrator Jean-Claude Floch, otherwise known as Floc'h, showcases Edinburgh through his famous ligne claire (French for "clear line") style reminiscent of the bold colours and visually refreshing stylings of Hergé's The Adventures of Tin-Tin.
Irish artist Blaise Drummond captures the Arctic on the page with a visual homage to the land's vast, icy beauty. His use of negative space and minimalist lines elicit a delicate and haunting melancholy.
The Travel Books collection is a wonderful pastiche of art styles and serves as a grand ode to places the world over. It holds the beauty of travel between its pages — the excitement of seeing new spaces with fresh eyes, and the rush of wonderment that comes with mapping these places onto ourselves and ourselves onto them.
A limited edition of 30 copies numbered and signed by the artist will be available exclusively in a selection of Louis Vuitton stores.