Check out the latest from Takashi Murakami and Louis Vuitton.
Takashi Murakami and Louis Vuitton have been collaborating for six years now, and this week they unveiled their latest efforts: a new animated short called “Superflat First Love” in celebration of the spring line of wallets and other small leather goods in Murakami’s Monogram Multicolore. The trippy video is a sequel to a previous one, “Superflat Monogram,” which introduced the Superflat Universe that the Japanese pop artist has created for Vuitton. The story line of the videos is faithfully recounted on Vuitton’s Web site, beginning with the day when heroine Aya “was swallowed up by a Panda Géant,” a creature that could only be Murakami’s version of an anime panda. In the new video, Aya is transported back to 1897 Paris, where a conspicuously Japanese-looking Gaston-Louis Vuitton is working on a monogram print, and the two fall in love. – From Art Info