Luxury travelers looking to add to their collection of coffee table city guides may want to hit bookstores in London, where shelves are now stocked with Louis Vuitton’s latest, limited-edition travel books.
Illustrated by Japanese artist Natsko Seki, the London guide renders sites like the Tate Modern and Regent’s Canal — sites chosen because they express the “spirit of London,” she said — in her signature style, which super-imposes hand-drawn sketches and colors on top of still photographs.
Explaining the modus operandi behind her images, Seki said in a video: “In my mind it was as if I was creating a 3D city with everyday scenes like somebody walking their dog and the passers-by turning around to look.”
Other editions of Louis Vuitton Travel Books include Paris, illustrated by Congolese painter Cheri Samba, New York done by French illustrator Jean-Philippe Delhomme, and Easter Island, interpreted by American artist Daniel Arsham.
Louis Vuitton Travel Books retail for €45. The London edition is now available at the brand’s New Bond Street location, while the four books been releasing via Amazon and elsewhere since early May.