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Wed 02/Feb/2011 13.00h, Refectorio

Building Books

Irma Boom

Irma Boom Office, principal

On next wednesday 2nd of February the graphic designer Irma Boom will give a lecture at IE University titled “Building Books”. This lecture is part of the “INOUT: affecting architecture, expanding possibilities” series that IE School of Architecture Professor Laura Martínez de Guereñu coordinates. 

Irma Boom (born 1960 Lochem, The Netherlands) is one of the most widely renowned graphic designers of 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, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich. Irma Boom studied at the AKI School of Fine Arts in Enscheden and, after graduation, worked for five years as a designer in the Dutch government publishing office. In 1991 she started her own design studio in Amsterdam and subsequently she received the commission to document the corporate history for the Dutch multinational SHV. This prestigious project, which took five years to complete, grew into a book of more than two thousand pages and marked a turning point in her career. In the ensuing years she has worked for governments, cultural organizations, publishers, artists, and commercial industries such as Vitra, Zumtobel, and Ferrari. Irma Boom has taught at Yale University (New Haven, Connecticut) and the Jan van Eyck Academy (Maastricht). In 2001 she received the prestigious Gutenberg Prize in Leipzig.   

www.irmaboom.nl 

(Spanish Version) 

El próximo miércoles 2 de febrero la diseñadora gráfica Irma Boom impartirá una conferencia en IE University titualda Building Books. Esta ponencia se enmarca dentro del ciclo “INOUT: affecting architecture, expanding possibilities”, que coordina la profesora Laura Martínez de Guereñu.  

Irma Boom (Lochem, Países Bajos, 1960) es una de las más reconocidas diseñadoras de libros de nuestros días. Sus ingeniosas soluciones a producciones individuales de libros le han otorgado fama internacional y su trabajo está ahora recogido en museos como el MoMA de Nueva York, el Centro Pompidou de París o el Museum für Gestaltung de Zürich. Irma Boom estudió en la Escuela de Bellas Artes AKI de Enscheden y trabajó tras su graduación cinco años como diseñadora en la oficina de publicaciones del gobierno holandés. En 1991, abrió su propio estudio en Ámsterdam y recibió el encargo de recopilar la historia corporativa de la multinacional holandesa SHV para celebrar su centenario. Este proyecto, que tardó más de cinco años en completar, se materializó en un libro de más de dos mil páginas y marcó un hito en su carrera. A partir de entonces ha trabajado para diferentes gobiernos, organizaciones culturales, editoriales, artistas o empresas comerciales como Vitra, Zumtobel y Ferrari. Imparte clases en la Universidad de Yale (New Haven, Connecticut) desde 1992 y ha sido profesora de la Academia Jan van Eyck (Maastricht) desde 1998 a 2000. En 2001 recibió el prestigioso Premio Gutenberg en Leipzig.                                                                     

www.irmaboom.nl 

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