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Chicago ties are strong in Louis Vuitton's new Route 66 book

"This is the sunniest book I have ever done," says Swiss artist Thomas Ott, nodding at the book, "Route 66," lying on the chic marble coffee table between us. It's neither small nor large, modest for an art book, clunky for a travel guide. It's one of four new titles in a series of travel books, intended as visual scrapbooks compiled by one artist per destination, commissioned by the fashion house Louis Vuitton. There's even a tiny LV logo, the same one that blankets the company's ubiquitous handbags, centered discreetly on the back.