Hello World: Where Design Meets Life – Irma Boom

This book was created by Alice Rawsthorn and Irma Boom. Rawsthorn is the writer of the book while Boom was the designer of the book. The book was published through Hamish Hamilton and Penguin. It was published in 2013 in the English language. It is roughly 256 pages. It has a hardcover with dimensions of  7.9 x 5.4 x 1.2. Its retail price is thirty dollars.

In the book, it talks about how warlords, scientists, farmer, and other sorts of designers in the world utilize design in all different types of ways, belonging to their designated fields of study and work. The books explores this idea throughout time and at different ends of the world. Going back all the way to the 18th century up until the creation of the World Cup ball and so on. This books was designed and created to help readers understand the importance of design and how that helps individuals to utilize design to their advantage in order to help understand the world itself. Such things to be understood ranges from change, to elements such as speed or even beyond that into nature and the environments of the world themselves. In addition to these ideas, the book stresses how design can bring an abundance of things when used right. Design surrounds everyone and everywhere. The design of the book reiterates this idea as the title explains how design revolves around the world. Although this is not a top Irma Boom piece of work, it fits her view of design very well.


“Hello World.” Designers & Books, www.designersandbooks.com/book/hello-world.