• ICINORI’S TECHNIQUE FOR TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL

    • ICINORI’S TECHNIQUE FOR TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ICINORI’S TECHNIQUE FOR TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ICINORI’S TECHNIQUE FOR TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ICINORI’S TECHNIQUE FOR TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ICINORI’S TECHNIQUE FOR TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • ICINORI’S TECHNIQUE FOR TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Icinori’s boldly colored illustrations for Louis Vuitton’s Travel Book Seoul transform the South Korean capital from impenetrable city to something more familiar and multifaceted.

    “We are cartoonists, illustrators and authors. Our work is similar to screen printing: we tend to draw the different colours one by one. Our names are Icinori, Mayumi and Raphaël.”

    Mayumi Otero and Raphaël Urwiller display an outstanding gift for creating sophisticated graphic designs, an entire universe of uninhibited illustrations and references to art, whether modern, classical, popular or contemporary. Over the years, they have developed a style marked primarily by boldness: early on, the two artists laid claim to the legacy of Japanese graphic arts and proclaimed their attachment to the imagery and imaginative world of Japan. The two are happy to be seen as the “modern heirs to the print masters”, although they also cite a number of illustrious painters and engravers – Goya, Dürer, Hockney, and Kuniyoshi – as well as the Florentine Renaissance, Chinese outsider art, Japanese pop-art posters, and a whole host of ephemera. Icinori delves into childhood and teenage years to give form to the present and travel through time, as illustrated in this Travel Book dedicated to Seoul, a timeless homage to the city and its inhabitants.

    By connecting immersive digital content to physical images on paper, the Google Lens technology brings the Louis Vuitton Travel Book Seoul to life in an entirely new way.

    How to use Google Lens with the Louis Vuitton Travel Book Seoul:
    1. Download the Google Lens app from the Google Play Store (Android) or the Google app from the App Store (iOS)
    2. Open Lens (Android) or open the Google app and tap the Lens logo on the right (iOS)
    3. Point the camera at one of five pages of the Travel Book Seoul and wait until it comes alive: Front Cover, Character Gallery, Bulgogi, Printers, Louis Vuitton Maison Seoul by Frank Gehry.

     

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    Visual Recognition Google Travel Books Seoul
  • GIACOMETTI AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON SEOUL

    • GIACOMETTI AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • GIACOMETTI AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • GIACOMETTI AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • GIACOMETTI AT ESPACE LOUIS VUITTON SEOUL - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    From October 31, 2019 to January 19, 2020, the Fondation Louis Vuitton presents eight works from the Collection for the inauguration of this new venue.

    On the occasion of its opening, the Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul is proud to announce the presentation of an exhibition dedicated to major artist Alberto Giacometti. This presentation has been produced in the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton's "Hors-les-murs" programme, showcasing holdings of the Collection at the Espaces Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Munich, Beijing and now Seoul, thus carrying out the Fondation's intent to mount international projects and make them accessible to a broader public.

    Giacometti's work combined daily experience of the model with timeless forms of ancient references. As the bodies he sculpted became thinner, and with a sense of lingering failure over his inability to reproduce his models as he perceived them, he achieved extreme simplification of the forms, reducing them to the essential lines of their precarious existence. His oeuvre, ranging from his early surreal objects to his late delicate silhouettes, constitutes a undeniable milestone in the Art History.

    For its very first exhibition, the Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul presents eight emblematic sculptures by Giacometti, that belong to the Collection : Tête sur tige [Head on a rod] (1947), Trois hommes qui marchent [Three men walking] (1948), Homme qui chavire [Man who capsizes] (1950), Femme de Venise III [Woman of Venice III] (1956), Grande Femme II [Tall Woman II] (1960) and Têtes d’homme [Heads of a man] (Lotar I), (Lotar II) and (Lotar III) (1964-65). These works, considered as key masterpieces of Giacometti’s oeuvre, pay tribute to the virtuosity of the iconic Swiss artist. 

    Trois hommes qui marchent [Three men walking], 1948, Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris),  © Adagp, Paris 2019
    Homme qui chavire [Man who capsizes],1950, Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris), © Adagp, Paris 2019
    Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage
    Têtes d’homme [Heads of a man] (Lotar III) 1964-65, Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris), © Adagp, Paris 2019
    Photo credits: © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

    Espace Louis Vuitton Seoul
    Maison Seoul
    454 Apgujeong-ro,
    Gangnam-gu,
    Seoul 06015

    Free admission

    For more information
    T. +82 2 3432 1854
    info_espace.kr@louisvuitton.com

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  • TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL VIA GOOGLE LENS

    • TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL VIA GOOGLE LENS - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL VIA GOOGLE LENS - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL VIA GOOGLE LENS - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL VIA GOOGLE LENS - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • TRAVEL BOOK SEOUL VIA GOOGLE LENS - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Louis Vuitton’s latest Travel Book dedicated to Seoul comes alive through Google Lens.

    By connecting immersive digital content to physical images on paper, Google’s augmented reality technology allows Louis Vuitton to bring its newest Travel Book to life in an entirely new way.

    Coinciding with the opening of the Maison Seoul flagship, the Travel Book Seoul was illustrated by Icinori as an affectionate tribute to this ageless city. A selection of the design duo’s picturesque pages come alive when scanned using the Google Lens mobile app. The cover itself shows the Changing of the Royal Guard at the Deoksuggung Palace, a traditional ceremony still maintained today. Four other pages (shown above) also hide content only accessible using Google Lens: Character Gallery, Bulgogi, Printers, Louis Vuitton Maison Seoul by Frank Gehry.

    How to use Google Lens:
    1. Download the Google Lens app from the Google Play Store (Android) or the Google app from the App Store (iOS)
    2. Open Lens (Android) or open the Google app and tap the Lens logo on the right (iOS)
    3. Point the camera as one of these five images and wait until it comes alive.

     

     

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    Visual Recognition Google Travel Books Seoul
  • TIME CAPSULE EXHIBITION MILAN: LAST CHANCE

    • TIME CAPSULE EXHIBITION MILAN: LAST CHANCE - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • TIME CAPSULE EXHIBITION MILAN: LAST CHANCE - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • TIME CAPSULE EXHIBITION MILAN: LAST CHANCE - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • TIME CAPSULE EXHIBITION MILAN: LAST CHANCE - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    • TIME CAPSULE EXHIBITION MILAN: LAST CHANCE - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Louis Vuitton's Time Capsule exhibition is a journey through the history of the Maison, open in Milan through October 20th, 2019.

    The exhibit tells this history through an array of both rare and famous objects selected from the Maison's archives and follows a visual chronology of the most important milestones since Louis Vuitton's founding in 1854, focusing on four main topics: inventions, travel, the art of preserving objects and the icons of the Maison. 

    For this edition, the exhibition pays tribute to the city of Milan with emblematic fashion creations, the Objets Nomades collection and a spectacular  trunk from 1925, "Malle Milano". Live demonstrations by the Maison's artisans performing their highest craftsmanship also take place as part of the exhibit, which will welcome visitors for free admission through October 20th, 2019.

    Time Capsule Exhibition Milan
    Piazzetta Reale, Milan, Italy
    From September 20th to October 20th, 2019
    Open everyday from 10 am to 8 pm
    Free entrance
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    Time Capsule Exhibition Show Heritage
  • NEW EDITIONS OF LOUIS VUITTON CITY GUIDES

    New Editions of Louis Vuitton City Guides - Louis Vuitton Art & Travel NEWS
    Louis Vuitton has updated ten editions of its City Guides: Paris, London, New-York, Beijing, Lisbon, Moscow, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo.

    Since 1998, Louis Vuitton has instilled its nomadic nature into its collection of City Guides by proposing a selection that is as specialized as it is individual. With a growing catalog of 30 cities in print and digital formats, the collection has establish itself as indispensable companions for the discerning traveler. Each guide speaks as readily to flâneurs as to business travelers, or even local residents: there are both palaces and charming boutique hotels, gourmet restaurants and neighborhood bistros, street markets and upscale food shops, antique shops and designer hubs, museums and boutiques, unmissable monuments and secret spots…

    This year, the Paris edition has been enriched with new addresses, following the updates of the Beijing, Lisbon, London, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo guides. Architect and interior decorator François-Joseph Graf invites us to rediscover Paris, actress and singer Sophie Auster accompanies us throughout New York, and architects Alexei Ginzburg and Kengo Kuma share their visions of Moscow and Tokyo, respectively.

    The Louis Vuitton City Guide mobile application, available on iPhone or iPad, offers the entire catalog of cities and covers thousands of regularly-updated addresses. Additional content can also be found on Apple TV, which proposes an ensemble of subsidiary video programming, and Louis Vuitton's connected Tambour Horizon watch, offering the “Around Me” and “24 Hours” features.

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