Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Reinventing the look (even smell) of a book

"Irma is a genius at combining form and content," said the graphic design historian Emily King. "She finds formats and materials that perfectly match her subjects. Her books are beautiful, satisfying objects that aren't simply exercises in formal skill. She uses design to deliver content in a brilliant fashion, interweaving stories, creating tension and surprise"...
...Boom always loved books but discovered book design by accident. Born in the Dutch city of Lochem in 1960, she studied painting at art school in nearby Enschede, and wandered into a lecture on books one day...

read the complete article at Herald Tribune

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