Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lionfish in a big pond



I'm incredibly honored to be included in the last issue of Uppercase magazine. In the current issue among a few exiting discoveries, such as Rachel Perry Welty and Mariko Paterson there is a special surface artist design guide with my patterns in it.
For those of you who still aren't familiar with the magazine hurry up and fix it and for those who think about subscribing there is a discount code of $15 'USPDG2014' that is valid until April 30.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Motion for order



Haaretz holiday supplement came with a nice editorial concept in the last issue: A Motion project. Different writers suggest short pitches concerning various issues in Israeli society. I had the pleasure to illustrate some of them in some challenged time frame.
The editor insisted that we stick to the text and make the image illustrative as possible. Surprisingly it turned out as a very refreshing approach and allowed me a lot of room to play.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Follow up 2



Here is the very recent development of the "design break" illustration. While I was working on the initial piece I realized that due to the "constrains" of the format I will have to make some sacrifices in so that the illustration can serve as a desktop wallpaper.
I came to finish this one up after a two month interval without something particular in my mind and the rest just happened.
It brought back the memory of a teacher from School who once told us : the world is burning and we design fonts
Guess this is another aspect of design break for me

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Design break?


My modest contribution to Design Break, a downloadable April desktop wallpaper. You should definitely check this platform, it showcases art and design that you usually won't find in any other blogosphere.
Einat asked me to give my Interpretation to the meaning of Design Break and all I could think of is that I feel like drawing flying fish. Eventually I came up with this result and you can see my explanation in the link.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wake me up

A spot illustration I did for Bust magazine a while ago for a short text discussing lucid dreaming.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

dpi Magazine


A few months ago I was invited to give an email-based interview for the dpi magazine. Dpi is a Taiwan monthly magazine that introduces aesthetics of different artists and designers. I really enjoyed our correspondence and later on was excited to hear that the editors chose one of my illustrations for the front and back cover.
Yesterday I received my copy and it is quite different from what I'm used too. It starts with the turquoise envelope, language, layout design, curatorial work and the fact that the editors don’t seem to be afraid to use "dark and artistic" work in the issue. I love it!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Novum


This Morning I was happy to receive my copy of Novum magazine to which I gave a short interview a few months ago.
I believe it’s the first time in my life that my thoughts are documented on such beautiful paper and my work curated so elegantly and accurately. The whole magazine keeps the same pedant and clean design that subtly introduces to the readers the stunning works from different disciplines.
I'm really excited about how it turned out.

Fly me to the moon



Editorial for Einayim magazine, for their "Hope" issue. The story was about Hope meeting Despair and having a little chat on a bench in the park. Needless to say, with which character I sympathized the most.
It was really fun working on this one, I cant really explain why. Probably something about letting everything go.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Lights off


A few months ago I had the pleasure to illustrate a piece for a weekly column in Rhode Island's Monthly magazine. The text was all about the politics of the municipal streetlights so I tried different color options with different levels exposed and hidden. Later I was very honored to hear that I was chosen to be included in the contributors section.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wired


A few months ago I had the opportunity to work on a spot illustration for wired UK magazine. The deadline was short, the illustration was small and the topic was tricky:  women menstruating hygiene in India and the great initiative that facing it. The delicate and rational approach of the art editor finally led us to this result and made the whole experience an interesting lesson.  

Monday, January 27, 2014

Shame again



Here are few new sketches from my work with Robert. This time I wanted to try slightly playful and loose approach but eventually we decided it would be better to stick to the original plan.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Patterns


The New Year opened with the official release of two new books by SendPoints: Classic Patterns and Modern Patterns. You can find there many colorful designs of different talented contributors from all around the world and few patterns of mine.  
Thank you Christina and SendPoints for inviting me to participate.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Lilibell



A few months ago I had the pleasure to design a logo for my friend's textile brand named Lilibell. I worked on a few options, some of them illustrated but eventually we decided that the current one would be the right one for her. It is referring both to the name of the brand and to the world of knitting. 
In exchange, Liora made me this beautiful dress that I wanted.

Friday, December 27, 2013

To the top - Christmas 2


A few weeks ago in the same holiday spirit I played a bit with this image using a wonderful photo of M. Mariansky as a reference. The photo describes a group of ulpana girls climbing on a giant net on the playground which reminded me of elves on a Christmas tree. I believe I didn't succeed in recreating the vibe of the photo, shelved the piece and completely forgot about it until now.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Joy to the world





It started with an innocent idea: a printed Christmas/ New Year's card destined for my friends and clients over the seas. I wanted to play with the idea of the nontraditional family dinner party but soon discovered that I mostly creep's everybody out.
During the attempts of bringing myself closer to the holiday spirit I've listened to any version of Christmas song that ever come out on YouTube therefore now  I only hope the results was worth the sacrifice.

Here are few sketches from the process.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Great neighborhood


I finally got the beautify made catalog from Sintra 2013. It was nice to discover my illustration next to Michelle Kishka's, a great cartoonist who was also my lecture at college.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas 1



I completely forgot to post these new cards that I made a few months ago. I like the black and white option but the audience prefer the things a bit more festive.
I'ts a delayed update, but you still can purchase all three in my shop.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Who am I?



A sneak peak to some of the sketches for an international collaborative project that I recently participated in. Hope I'll be able to give you a new update in a few months.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Mika





Lately I designed a few new logos that I would like to share with you. This one is for Michael Kolchesky aka Mika, a brilliant photographer whom I met during my one month RS in Madrid.
Mika travelled and worked around the globe, currently she resides in Paris and can proudly name Google among one of her clients. One of her unique professional specialties is the ability to see and document everything in 360ยบ panoramic technique. I can stare at her photos and keep discovering new details and nuances.
Here you can see a few frames of her documentation of Santa Tecla festival.

In the designing process I wanted to create typographic solution referring to 360 vision with a sense of rotation of camera lens.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Left out


Last week editorial for Haaretz's weekend supplement. The article, written by Eva Iluz discuss (and protest) different aspects of organized religion in Israel. Once again the graphic editor had to cool my recent enthusiasm to bold colors and slightly provocative images and to bring me back to monochromes reality. 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Digital rocks!

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Cover illustration for the weekend supplement of Haaretz newspaper. I had a very short notice for this piece but the article was quite interesting describing the difficulties of intermarried couples against local bureaucracy. 

I discovered this app intro a few days ago and couldn't help my self from reposting this illustration and sharing it with you. Adi Oren is responsible for this really cool outcome which brings the cover few levels up. I really like the build up she created using the right rhythm and the object movement.  

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Lancet


Test cover for The Lancet Infectious Diseases. The text was purely based on scientific and medical terms which I found hard to repeat but in general it was about experimental honey treatment that was tested on kidney- dialysis patients.
My illustration wasn't chosen but I felt extremely proud with the results which I'm sharing here with you.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

la culture



I participated in a group exhibition of la culture- illustrators edition which was a part of "public space" event. The mission of la culture is to create awareness to new and established artist and to allow people to purchase affordable art. 
Thanks to all the people that purchased my illustration work!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Last week


Two profession-related things happened in the last few days:

Yuval Saar's interview with me was published. Lately I don’t give many updates here about this kind of stuff but it was a bit frightening and kind of liberating experience which I called "suicidal interview".  It was the first time that the feedbacks made me feel recognized by the local illustration society.

ha-pinkas held their second conference for Children's Literature. For the occasion, they made a booklet with 12 different illustrations of different artists in which they asked 12 writers to write a piece to each image. It is a reverse unusual process and here you can see a snapshot of how it turned out.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Only a sheep goes backwards


Recently I was commissioned an illustration for Einayim magazine. I was specifically asked to use a technique that I haven't used for the past five years.
It requires a lot of ground work and the process itself is not the most creative one. I'm not really happy with the final result but I thought it could be interesting to share a snapshot from the process since it's so different from what I usually do.