Louis Vuitton unveils new travel guides with illustrations for LA and Seoul

Louis Vuitton has been aiding to our luxe travel goals for ages. From luggage to quirky travel accessories, LV has monogrammed and produced enough for the wander lusting fashion soul. However, there’s never really ‘too much’ when it comes to fashion, travel, and art – an ethos that the marquee withstands with the newest release of its premium illustrated travel books.

Curated with top-notch quality in mind, the books are dedicated to the cities of Los Angeles and Seoul and are every bit of the travel artistry that we have been looking for. The Artists behind the limited editions were given a free hand in terms of he medium — be it drawing, painting, collage, cartoon or manga, with the end result being just as good as it can get. They have further been worked upon by maestros who were absolutely unfamiliar with their respective destinations, thus bringing out fresh viewpoints of the cities and all that they have to offer. While the LA version is the work of Spanish artist Javier Mariscal and his classic interpretation of the city of angels, its Seoul counterpart displays French design duo- Icinori breathtaking perspectives.

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The leather-bound books form part of the Louis Vuitton Travel Book series and are printed on Freelife Vellum paper and come in a protective slipcase. The limited-edition series contains 30 copies for each city, with every individual (signed and numbered) piece further showcasing 100 to 120 original drawings. Available in English, French and Korean, the copies will release in May and will retail for $51 (approx.)

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