Gutenberg Prize 2001 Recipient Irma Boom: Just Do What You Think is Right
|As the youngest recipient of the Gutenberg Prize in 2001, Irma Boom is described by professionals in her field as “The Queen of Books.” Photo by Hsu En-Chia (許恩嘉).|
|Dr. Chen Wen-Ling (陳文玲), headmaster of the X College, guides students through reading the book. Photo by Hsu En-Chia (許恩嘉).|
|The seminar is held at the NCCU Creative Lab. Photo by Hsu En-Chia (許恩嘉).|
When it comes to book-making, there is no one that does it more interestingly than Dutch graphic designer Irma Boom. Invited by NCCU Creative Lab and team of Taiwan Tang Prize on June 4, Irma Boom took the students on a journey of “book building” where the idea of book-making has no limits but endless possibilities.
As the youngest recipient of the Gutenberg Prize in 2001, Irma Boom is described by professionals in her field as “The Queen of Books” where more than 300 creations of her work aim to challenge the convention of traditional books in both physical design and printed content. By showcasing her mini book designs and customizable book pages featuring “Color DNA,” the journey went on inspiring participants to look for their own unique relationship with books.
To resonate with the book theme of the event, hosts treated the participants with cubes of cakes packaged in a huge book case designed by Why Sweets famous for making fun desserts in Taiwan. In addition, venue decorations were also in line with Irma’s concepts using ropes, screen projections, and music to spice up the event.