today i found out that Phaidon released a book about dutch designer Hella Jongerius called Misfit. the book is published alongside the exhibition Misfit in museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam). it was the first time that the complete works of Jongerius were shown in the Netherlands. the exhibition wasn’t classified according to chronology or theme but based on colour and so is the book. the exhibition design could well be based on the book design, i am not entirely clear.

the exhibition gained some unexpected attention when a visitor became ill and fell into a series of porcelain vases.

about the book

the book is designed by dutch graphic designer Irma Boom. the exhibition shows that Jongerius doesn’t look for perfection, hence the title. the book design has the same casual approach. professional photo’s are placed next to everyday snapshots and the book is bound with a simple stitch. the cover is special, because you can create your own design using five electro-static stickers that come with the book. customize away!

Irma Boom was interviewed by Phaidon about the book design, watch the video below.

you can order the book at Phaidon
book Hella Jongerius: Misfit
author Louise Schouwenberg
design Irma Boom
publisher Phaidon 
isbn 9780714859873
price €39,95
pages 308 pg, 255 x 185 mm, 10 x 7 1/4 in, it says hardback?
text english