BRUTUS special cover illustration


個人的にヴィトンの芸術を大事にする姿勢が大好きで、昨年のフランク・ゲーリーの展示(21_21エルパスルイ・ヴィトン東京はもちろん両方行って、さらにルイ・ヴィトン x Numeroのアーバンナイトにも参加しました。笑)やこないだのVVV展はもちろん、トラベルブックなども個人的に集めていて、ずっとヴィトン関連のお仕事ができたらいいなと思いを馳せていたので、このお仕事をいただけた時はとても嬉しかったです。



I worked on the cover illustration for BRUTUS magazine’s special issue feat. Ms. Mari Saito. Mari is the PR director at Louis Vuitton Japan for many years, and this is a special illustration  that is used for her farewell party.

I always love the way Louis Vuitton appreciates art and artist. Last year I went to see Frank Gehry’s exhibition both at 21_21 Design Sight and at Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo and actually started collecting LV’s travel books, so  I was hoping to work on something relates to Louis Vuitton. So it just happened somehow!

My parents are huge fan of Louis Vuitton, so they have many products from LV. I brought their LV’s luggage bag on my field trip when I was in middle school, so Louis Vuitton actually has belonged to my life naturally. I feel connected to Louis Vuitton and feel like they are part of my family, so I was so happy to work on this project.

As a theme of her leaving, I drew Mari’s journey in Paris with Louis Vuitton Boutique as background. I drew other rough sketches that were inspired by their vintage ads, and the editor tema totally loveed it, so they decided to use both. (Wow!) I am super happy how it came out. Cheers to her next step and I hope she would like my work.


Edit:Toru Hoshino
Illustration:Aiko Fukuda