Sunday, July 1, 2018

In memoriam Louis Vuitton

Article by JMB

The French designer Louis Vuitton died on June 21st.
This is his real name and he has no family relationship with the creator of the famous luxury brand.

Louis Vuitton was 87 years old. He graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyon in 1954 and produced commercials, models, postcards and published in the press (France-Dimanche, Télé 7 jours, Vermot Almanac, Gros Nez Magazine, Une minute de Silence ...). He was familiar with many exhibitions and festivals and was twice awarded at St-Just le Martel: Public Prize in 1998 and Anti-junk food prize in 2003.

He has illustrated children's stories at Editions de St Mont and has self-published five books:

Les recettes du touille-fricasse (The recipes of the tortoise-fricasse) in 1994.  64 pages in format 15 x 21 cm, in texts and drawings illustrating improbable cooking preparations as crazy as humorous.

Y a rien à dire (1997) , Y a rien à lire (1999) and Soyez bref ! (2002) (Nothing to say- Nothing to read -  Be brief!): Collections of 60 speechless humor drawings in 14.5 x 14.5 cm format

-  Monstres et handicapés de la Mythologie  (Monsters and the disabled of Mythology) in 2008: a sum of smiling erudition in 72 pages in A4 format.

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