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, and 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 destination 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 highly original addition to the Travel Book collection, two multi-award-winning talents, comic book artist François Schuiten and travel writer Sylvain Tesson, take their readers on an incredible journey to Planet Mars. In a not so distant future of exponential population growth and record temperature rises, a man and a woman, the new era's Adam and Eve, are sent on a mission to explore the Red Planet and the possibilities it might offer for human survival... "Mars is the mirror of Earth and its fragility," says François Schuiten. "Looking at my illustrations, Sylvain immediately began telling me the story of my book. His ideas put everything in place and guided me through to the end of the journey." This special Artist's Edition belongs to a limited, numbered edition of 30 copies, each signed by François Schuiten and Sylvain Tesson, and including a serigraph signed and numbered by the artist.
- 15.1 x 10.4 inches
- English edition
- Illustrations by François Schuiten
- Story by Sylvain Tesson
- Five-color printing, hand-crafted leather binding and slipcase, silver foil stamping, mirrored silver edges
- Serigraph by François Schuiten, colored by Jack Durieux, signed and numbered by the artist
- 176 pages, 86 exclusive drawings