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Make Space:  The Book Without Ink

Make Space: The Book Without Ink

The world of publishing is synonymous with paper and ink. If there's one brand to shatter this mould, it's Chanel. A woman known for breaking rules and reinventing ideals, this tome reinterprets Coco Chanel's iconic No. 5. 

Known for her advances in book design, the  book was conceived by Dutch graphic designer, Irma Boom. Using aluminium plates and ink-less letterpress to achieve the effect, each page is perforated or debossed to create both a tactile and visual representation of Chanel's perfume and its brand icons.  

Five centimetres thick, but weightless in appearance, this book makes space from nothingness. The voids left by impressions tell the story in silence.

 

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