This Book About Gabrielle Chanel Is Printed Without Ink [VIDEO]
Nov 12, 2013 17:18
Irma Boom has crafted a lot of things with books, from a bite sized biography to a rainbow-hued 2,136 page corporate history. Her latest work is a book, without ink.
Commissioned by Chanel for its No. 5 perfume line, the object d'art is 300 pages of designs embossed gently onto white paper. The book tells the story of Gabrielle Chanel through texture, text and incidentally, the lack of scent.
"If you leaf through the book, you can almost smell the perfume—and I think that's, in this case, much more interesting and thought-provoking," she says.
Boom's work is currently featured in an exhibition at the Institut Néerlandis in Paris with the title "Architecture of the Book."
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