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Visionaire 26: Fantasy

For their 26th issue, Visionaire presented the theme Fantasy in a custom made round box. For the cover, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin photographed pieces created especially for the issue by Nicolas Ghesquiere, Viktor & Rolf and Jeremy Scott. Inside the box there was a  carnival mask made of Hermes fabric and a collection of unbound round artwork. As with all Visionaire issues, it brought together an incredible list of artists and designers including Gregory Crewdson, Tim Burton, Karl Lagerfeld, and in a section curated by Isabella Blow, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy and David LaChapelle. There are also a number of images by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott (with Mert Alas being credited as Matt Alas, a possible print error). In an extra twist on the presentation, one of the cards (an iridescent pink peacock feather) came with instructions on how to convert the card in to a hat.

The Case

The Mask

Visionaire 32: Where – In Collaboration with Hermes

In 2000, Visionaire teamed up with Hermès to produce Where, an issue focused on travel. The housing of the issue was an embossed Hermes leather carrying case inspired by Jean Louis Dumas’, the president of Hermès, own travelling sketchbook. Inside the case is a pencil and a collection of 55 silver edged postcards; the postcards have been created by a luminary roster of artists such as Andreas Gursky, Wolfgang Tillmans, Bruce Weber, Manolo Blahnik, Gregory Crewdson, David LaChapelle and Karl Lagerfeld. Each postcard was further customised by unique graphic designs on the reverse. The whole issue was bundled in a drawstring felt Hermes bag and encased in a slipcased trademark Hermès box. The issue was produced in an edition of 3500 and sold out almost instantly. Due to the high quality of production that has gone in to the issue and the classical presentation of it in trademark Hermes livery it has become highly collectible, unopened copies now command a four figure price.

Visionaire 32 - Where with Hermes

Visionaire 32 - Where with Hermes

Visionaire 32 - Where with Hermes

Visionaire 32 - Where with HermesVisionaire 32 - Where with Hermes

Visionaire 32 - Where with Hermes

Visionaire 32 - Where with Hermes

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