I came across this series of illustrated travel books by Louis Vuitton while browsing Tsutaya in Ginza Six. Mesmerized by the vividness of the colour, the quirkiness of the imagery, and since I was in Tokyo at the time, I decided to bring home Tokyo by Eboy with me. After all, it’s one of the more affordable LV products one can buy.
I’ve heard of Eboy before, and their pixelated style was perfect for a contemporary Tokyo travel book. Except when I got to the end of the book I realized Eboy is not Japanese. And according to the book’s concept, it was most likely the first time the trio had ever visited the country.
And yet they managed to capture so many essences of Tokyo so perfectly. It was fun looking through this book, spotting things and places I recognized, and giggling at the manhole + shoe shot one has to take when in Japan. I’ve decided I’d like to collect more of these LV travel books, at least of places I’ve been to (although not necessarily when I’m there – who knows when I’ll head back to NYC after all). As for the rest, we’ll get there eventually!