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Irma Boom

Irma Boom is a Dutch graphic designer and illustrator, who specialty is bookmaking.  She was born in Lochem, Gelderland, the Netherlands on December 15, 1960.  Having been known as ‘The Queen of books’, she has created over 300 books and has a reputation for defying the norms for traditional book design.  At the AKI Academy…

No. 5 Culture Chanel Book by Irma Boom

In 2013, Irma Boom was commissioned by the French luxury fashion house, Chanel, to create a book for their Chanel No. 5 perfume.  In all of its 300-page glory, the book contains no ink, and instead, the text and images are embossed onto soft paper telling a story about Gabrielle Chanel. Research-wise, Boom immersed herself…

SHV Think Book 1996-1896 by Irma Boom

Among Irma Boom’s collection of work, she created SHV Think Book 1996-1896 early in her career and published it in 1996. Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, SHV’s CEO, gave Boom the opportunity to create a book that commemorated the centennial of the private and multinational Dutch trading company SHV.  It is a 2,163-page book with only…

Wine Packaging

            Trader Joe’s always amazes me with their unique packaging design for everything from snacks to frozen foods.  This morning, I was browsing through items and I came upon the aisle with a wide range of wines.  I immediately noticed this Micheal David “Freakshow” Sauvignon wine by its eye-catching circus…

The Politician (2019)

“The Politician” (2019) created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, has a title sequence that captures the picture-perfect nature of the TV show through its musical clues, detailed motion, and color choices.  The title sequence starts off with the display of several intricate objects that each have specific purposes, then glides into the…