Posts Tagged With letterpress

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…

Alvin Lustig New Directions book covers

The designer that set precedence for book cover designs and revitalizing how people engage with literary works in a commercial sense, is none other than Alvin Lustig. This specific cover was designed in 1941 and marks the very beginning of Alvin Lustig’s professional relationship with New Directions Publishing. This is a rather serious and bold…

Damn Everything but the Circus

When I first came to the special collections exhibit, I spent some time walking around, eyeing what was available, waiting for a book to speak to me. That book, it turned out, happened to be one that not-so-subtlety suggested I “Damn Everything but the Circus”. I think to begin with, the title peaked my interest…