The Louis Vuitton Travel Book Collection is an invitation to real and virtual voyages. 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 place’s varied architecture and special light, as well as recording the passing days and the lives of its people. The Travel Book offers a new, contemporary vision of travel, taking in both remote wildernesses and cities that never sleep. Each artist explores a country previously unknown to them in a medium of their choosing. The creative worlds on show are highly diverse: drawing, painting, collage, contemporary art, illustration, cartoons or manga.
In this volume, French artist Marc Desgrandchamps visits Barcelona, rendering the Catalan capital in translucent tones and populating it with ephemeral beings. “My work is not narrative, although I wouldn’t say that the concept is entirely absent,” he says. “It’s like when you’re watching someone strolling down a city street or a car whizzing by. Nothing is happening and yet it’s the beginning of a possible story.”
- 27.9 x 19 cm/11 x 7.5 inches
- Trilingual edition (French, English and Spanish)
- Six-colour printing, silkscreen and cloth binding
- 168 pages, 100-120 exclusive drawings
- Artist's biography and travelogue