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Otto Riewoldt (ed.). Light years: Zumtobel 2000-1950. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2000

“The book says: We are an enlightened company, we are rich, we are cultured, and we know the value of someone like Irma Boom. The corporation uses its association with her unassailable brilliance to advance its own image (...) It’s not just a big book. It’s an Irma Boom book. The designer, as author, supplies brand value or celebrity endorsement.”


Michael Rock. “Mad Dutch Disease: Ten Proposals for a Lecture on Dutch Design”. Michael Bierut,William Drenttel,Steven Heller (eds.). Looking Closer 5: Critical Writings on Graphic Design. Allworth Press, 2006

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