How to Celebrate the 200th Birthday of a Man Everyone Knows and No One Knows

There’s a piece of art that’s been on display in Faye McLeod’s studio for most of the last decade, depicting what she considers her “mantra.”

In another corporate office, such art might be a portrait of an eagle, soaring above the word “perseverance” or a modern black-and-white typographical poster with a phrase like “work hard and be nice to people.”

But in the office of Ms. McLeod, who is the visual image director of Louis Vuitton, the sign is a few lines of unpunctuated rainbow-colored text, inspired by lyrics from Notorious B.I.G.’s 1997 song “Hypnotize”: “Louis Louis Louis can’t you see how your world does amaze me.”

The phrase reminds Ms. McLeod,

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