Biography in books - University of Amsterdam /
Designed by Irma Boom - 2010
Irma Boom (Lochem (NL), 1960) has become one of the most widely renowned and laureated book designers in the world today. Her often ingenious solutions to individual book productions have gained her international fame and her work is now collected by many leading museums such as the Moma in New York. Besides book designing she also creates corporate identities, postage stamps and affiches.
The Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam Library will honour Irma Boom this year (04.06.2010-03.10.2010) with a major retrospective exhibition of her work - she donated her studio archive to the Library in 2003.
To accompany this exhibition she is producing an exceptional catalogue; this miniature book (38 x 50 mm) contains a complete overview of her oeuvre, with commentary and more than 450 full colour illustrations in 704 pages with printed edges. As almost all of her creations this will surely become a collectors item!