Irma Boom Office

Irma Boom (b. 1960), is a Dutch graphic designer—who specialises in book making. Boom has been described as the ‘The Queen of Books’, having created over 300 books and is well reputed for her artistic autonomy within her field. Her bold experimental approach to her projects often challenges the convention of traditional books in both physical design and printed content.

Boom has been noted as the youngest recipient of the Gutenberg Prize, an award recognising outstanding services to the advancement of the book arts. A selection of Boom’s books are exhibited in the permanent collection of MoMA, and a personalised Irma Boom Archive has been set up at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, showcasing Boom’s work.