Takashi Murakami releases preview of ‘Superflat First Love’ for Louis Vuitton

May 10th, 2009


Preview of Takashi Murakami’s animated short ‘Superflat First Love’ for Louis Vuitton via Hypebeast

In 2003, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and Marc Jacob collaborated on a new multicolor monogram for Louis Vuitton, resulting in a runaway hit.  Murakami made an animated short for the line, ‘Superflat Monogram.’ In the fall of 2007, ‘©Murakami’ opened at LAMOCA, complete with a Louis Vuitton store in the museum, to the ire of museum purists. The show later traveled to the Brooklyn Museum. Murakami has partnered with Louis Vuitton for a new line, called ‘Multicolore Spring Palette,’ and made a new video for this line, too, titled ‘Superflat First Love.’ The five-minute video is currently available in Japan as a mobile download, but a preview has been uploaded to YouTube and can be seen above.

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View of the Louis Vuitton store in Omotesando, Japan via aarting

Louis Vuitton Animation – SUPERFLAT FIRST LOVE Premiering Soon!! [Kaikai Kiki]
Superflat First Love – Takashi Murakami For Louis Vuitton [High Snobiety]
Takashi Murakami | Superflat First Love [Hypebeast]
Louis Vuitton Superflat First Love – Takashi Murakami [Weekly Drop]
LOUIS VUITTON x TAKASHI MURAKAMI “MULTICOLOR SPRING PALLET” STORE DESIGN [aarting]
Greater Tokyo [Hint Mag]

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Still from Takashi Murakami’s ‘Superflat First Love’ via High Snobiety

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Promotional banner for Takashi Murakami’s ‘Superflat First Love’ via Kaikai Kiki

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View of the Louis Vuitton store in Omotesando, Japan via aarting

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Still from Takashi Murakami’s ‘Superflat First Love’ via Hypebeast

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View of the Louis Vuitton store in Omotesando, Japan via aarting

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Still from Takashi Murakami’s ‘Superflat First Love’ via Weekly Drop