Monocle on Design

Meeting Irma Boom 

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26 February 2019

Episode 385

30 minutes


Photo: GJ van ROOIJ

We sit down with Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom to ask why she considers book design to be a feat of architecture, the future of inkless printing and why we should judge books by their cover. Plus: Josh Fehnert runs through the design headlines with the V&A’s Rory Hyde.

26 February 2019

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Design headlines

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Rory Hyde, the V&A’s curator of contemporary architecture and urbanism, joins us for a digest of the week’s design headlines.

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Irma Boom

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We visit bookmaker and graphic designer Irma Boom in her Amsterdam studio to find out why she’s earned the nickname “queen of books”.

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