Here the house of chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by coco chanel from 1920 onwards. Livre d artistes by irma boom, 97814197167, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Irma boom goes under cover at slewe gallery, amsterdam open now at amsterdams slewe gallery, under cover is an exhibition of seminal book design by irma boom. Her bold experimental approach to her projects often challenges the convention of traditional books in both. Irma boom some of her own projects have made their way to the library, including another rarity. Irma boom born 1960121515 december 1960 in lochem, gelderland, netherlands, is a dutch graphic designerwho specializes in book making.
While boom spent time in chanels paris apartment and walked through fields of roses in grasse, she refused to make scent a part of the book. Chanel hired boom to design a book for its 20 exhibition in paris. See more ideas about book design, editorial design and book binding. Spectacular chanel n5 culture book by designer irma boom. Irma booms library, where pure experimentalism is on the shelf. Boom has been described as the queen of books, having created over 300 books and is well reputed for her artistic autonomy within her field. Irma boom, the architecture of the book was comprised of two 800page publications. Irma boom designed a book for the perfume chanel no.
Sarah m a genius of book design creates a tome with no ink. Interviewed by christian lund at her home and studio in amsterdam, irma boom discusses and shows the book no. The book, filled with solid white, textural pages, was printed devoid of ink. N5 culture chanel interview with book designer irma boom. Her work features in the momas permanent collection and the university of amsterdam holds her archive, she has been the. Born into rural poverty, gabrielle chanel and her siblings a. Irma boom born 1960 in lochem, the netherlands is an amsterdambased graphic designer who specializes in book making. Irma boom born 15 december 1960 in lochem, gelderland, netherlands, is a dutch graphic designerwho specializes in book making. Boom s work also includes special editions such as her recently produced allwhite, inkless book for the perfume chanel no. In the interview she discusses and shows the book no. The book tells the story of gabrielle chanel and the making of chanel no. Irma booms library, where pure experimentalism is on the.
This 3volume set illustrates the history of the most famous brand in the world, written by elle contributor francois baudot. Irma boom irma boom, book design, book design layout. A selection of 10 books designed by amsterdambased book designer irma boom that have appeared on the book lists of our contributors, featured publishers, and booksellers. I cant listen to music when i work, because i find it incredibly distracting. The book is completely void of ink, with boom opting to emboss every single image resulting in a wonderfully stark piece of design. The book, filled with solid white, textural pages, was. A really spectacular book designed by the wellknow book designer irma boom. Irmas interpretation of book design has earned her some bigname clients, which she affectionately terms her commissioners. Seth siegelaub and jack wendlers xerox book, 1968, is one of the 12 books in the exhibition that boom considers crucial in her work as a designer. This is a book she created for chanel the entirely white, embossed book is presented in a black box. The classic book cant escape that and is now feeling it. Celebrated dutch book designer irma boom continues to push the boundaries of book design by defying the conventional use of publishing materials and printing. I want to stop what im doing and get absorbed in the sound. Created by renowned bookmaker irma boom, chanel no.
The next case study will demonstrate the power of the printed book of chanel irma boom book in the digital age. It is her aim to enhance the readers understanding while at the same time creating an object of beauty, with quality and permanence. A limited edition tome featuring 600 pages of unique embossed designs that play wit. Booms books are not your average paperbacks, but they arent.
Weaving as metaphor was named most beautiful book in the world at the leipzig book fair. This 600page chanel book has absolutely no ink in it. Such was the feted book designer irma booms response to the enigmatic people, who contacted her about a secret project. Instead, it was embossed with text and images to create a semiinvisible narrative of gabrielle coco chanel. Irma boom is an amsterdambased graphic designer specialised in making books. Sometimes boom does make villas, however, and her book chanel. Life, death, and betrayal at the hotel ritz in paris. This is an overview of booms career with an introduction by rem koolhaas and text by mathieu lommen. Irma boom on standing up for yourself, even in the face of controversy. Irma boom has been described as the queen of books. The monochromatic white pages provide the perfect backdrop for boom to display her raised, braillelike patterns.
All pages were embossed using aluminum plates and an old letterpress. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. This book became a bestseller, collectors item and. A genius of book design creates a tome with no ink wired. The book, made for chanel n5, does not use ink but. The think book was published in english and chinese. Distinguished book designer irma boom makes miniature versions of her books in an almost architectural manner. Boom introduced the idea of a fat book overtly thick book and has made more than 300 books, 100 of which are in the permanent collection of moma in new york. I go from analogue, to digital, then back to analogue. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. This 600page chanel book has absolutely no ink in it the hauntingly beautiful work of amsterdam book designer irma boom. The architecture of the book miniature edition, lecturis, 20. Such was the feted book designer irma booms response to the enigmatic people, who contacted. Its not an exaggeration to say that irma boom has designed some of the.
See more ideas about irma boom, book design and books. One of the stories told in the hotel on place vendome provides an insight into the life of coco chanel and a brief glimpse into the history of her famous perfume both. No ink or binding boards to get in the way, just a mysterious and very tactile evocation of the world of co. Amongst the list is chanel, for which boom designed a beautifully brave piece. The book famously features no ink as all of its content is either debossed or embossed in pdf form, the book would appear to be full of blank, white pages. The sheets are completely white and blind embossed throughout. Irma boom was interviewed by christian lund at her home and studio irma boom office in amsterdam, the netherlands in 2014.
Irma boom on standing up for yourself, even in the face of. For this fourth and final feature, we spoke to dutch book designer irma boom. Jul 14, 2014 i interviewed dutch graphic designer irma boom for designers and books. The intimate history of the worlds most famous perfume is that i really enjoyed mazzeos book the hotel on place vendome. Irma boom the distribution of information has always been dependent on its changing form. Irma boom testing the format of the book we believe weve all got a responsibility to think and act bigger than ourselves something we call good growth. But voices on talk radio, strangely, are fine to have on in the background. For a book celebrating chanel 5, boom used a letterpress to emboss every page. For five years she worked editing and conceptdesign on the 26page book shv think book 19961896 commissioned by shv holdings in utrecht. Chanels combination of tradition, originality, and style has always made it the most seductive of fashion labels. Chanel hired boom to design a book for its exhibition in paris. Livre d artistes french edition by irma boom dec 17, 20.1575 978 1341 347 694 1042 1174 1360 236 901 823 1090 1402 857 1112 155 1171 435 1092 1234 326 795 817 357 637 295 862 902 875 201 346 720 696 137 456 1172 523 554 1156