Irma Boom 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 designs she also creates corporate identities, postage stamps and posters. The Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam Library honoured Irma Boom with a major retrospective exhibition of her work, now traveling to Paris. To accompany this exhibition she produced an exceptional catalogue; this miniature book contains a complete overview of her work, now re-printed in a slightly bigger version and with more pages
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People and their companion animals. Photos from Steve McCurry’s Magnum archive. 1. Varanasi 2010, 2. Burma 2011, 3. Tibet 2001, 4. Mumbai 1993, 5. Kabul 2002, 6. Tibet 2001, 7. Cambodia 1999, 8. Mumbai 1996, 9. Burma 2012, 10. India 2007.
A designer’s work is not only about how the things look, but also their behaviors in response to interaction, and the adjustments they make between their fixed states. In fact, designing the way elements adapt and morph in the in-between moments is half of your work as a designer. You’re crafting the interstitials.
maeve the duck lady.
By Matteo Berton, this fantastic series of large black and white illustrations by the Pisa-based artist, are a pen and dry brush experimentation that I can not get enough of. The use of intense detail, and contrasting white negative space gives each one curiously brilliant composition.
Andrew Miksys, Plastic Flowers.
TRIO IN CURIO Silk screened typographic posters created over the course of 15 months for a live weekly jazz series at Curio in Chicago. February through June 2012 the client requested that flyers also be made. The solution was to integrate the flyer text into the poster design. Rather than brand this series and be beholden to a style guide we chose to re-invent the poster each time creating something new yet familiar.
Mattias Lind, architect and partner at Scandinavian White arkitekter, has designed a house made entirely of paper – Chameleon Cabin – that changes appearance like a chameleon depending on which angle you view it from.
Laura Berglund, graphic designer, art director:
The University of Virginia Library’s 2013 annual report, based on the theme of “Alliances.” Since the Library is focusing more on collaborating with other libraries, volunteers, and partners, and less on trying to do everything themselves, UVA Library wanted to illustrate that working together really reaps the rewards.