Heldin der Buchgestaltung

The first book design of Irma Boom I discovered was the book she designed for vitra in 1998. It had lots of circles printed all over it as well as punched through the pages. The black and white cover hid very colourful and quirky inside pages. It was a little bit like opening a present – after unwrapping the big surprise hits you!

Yesterday the above book crossed my way at Fullers in Hobart – it stood out from all the other books and caught my eye immediately. There are coloured stickers on the balck and white front and back cover, which give each book an individual look. The pages are not trimmed on the fore edg, which give it a pointing look towards the middle. A thick black thread holds the pages together. The pages order is arranged by the colour of the photographs.
The book presents the work of very impressive dutch designer Hella Jongerius, who embraces process and experimentation in her work. Seventy dollars well spent.


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