Irma Boom

Irma Boom is a dutch graphic designer, located in Amsterdam and specialised on book making. She workings in an unconventional way and has a say in everything that’s going in to her books. She controls text, layout and images alike. My favourite of her works is the so-called SHV thinkbook. It was printed in only 800 copies (500 in english and 300 in chinese), and was designed to be distributed all over the world. Irma Boom herself did the maths somehow and figured out that it would take 500 years before it has been around the whole globe. The book, commissioned by SHV Holdings in Holland,  is 2136 pages and took Irma five years to put together.

http://designmuseum.org/design/irma-boom

http://www.peterbilak.com/readings/irma_boom.html

http://wemadethis.typepad.com/we_made_this/2007/09/irma-boom-amazi.html

http://www.eyemagazine.com/review.php?id=71&rid=474

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/18/style/18iht-DESIGN19.4945906.html

http://www.irmaboom.nl/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irma_Boom

http://en.red-dot.org/1474.html?&L=1

Images from:

http://miniatuurboek.blogspot.com/2010_06_01_archive.html

http://en.red-dot.org/1474.html?&L=1

http://www.meermanno.nl/index/-/p-irmaboomshv1896-1996124

http://art.china.cn/huodong/2010-05/05/content_3496360.htm

http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A33693%7CA%3AAR%3AE%3A1&page_number=8&template_id=1&sort_order=1

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