Saturday, June 28, 2014

Psychological Warfare

Recent double spread editorial for Haaretz's weekend supplement

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Zupi

Thanks for Zupi magazine for including my work in their latest issue and for sending me a copy of the magazine. It's a pleasure to be part of this great group of talents.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Mirror mirror on the wall


Though I'm still not able to share with you photos from the magazine itself, due to the Mondial events here is my recent editorial for Howler magazine.
There was no text for this piece, the editor and the art director just wanted to reflect on some of the notable hairstyles on the international football field. I had a vision of all the leading players sitting in a row under vintage hairdryers so we went with the hair salon idea. What seemed to be innocent and a harmless idea soon turned out to be a festival of sketches and body parts in attempt to work on similarities to Mr Gotze. Here you can see a display of some of them.
Hope you'll enjoy the final results.
Thanks to the AD Joel Speasmaker for the experience. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Kids anyone?


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About  a month ago I was commissioned to work on this editorial which later on turned out to be a cover with a sequel illustration and a small intro for the app.
The article based on a book "All joy and No fun- the paradox of modern parenthood" sounded fascinating and in some scenes close to my heart.
It was challenging (and slightly unnecessary) to develop these characters and to make up stories about this family's dynamic.
Here you can see some sketches from the process, the final results and the intro that Adi Oren gracefully turned into motion.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Illustration week - part 2





More bits from the illustration week and the special treats that I received from pulp. We (illustrators) are known as isolated soloists and it was strangely fun to meet a huge bunch of my colleagues in person at the opening event and afterwards. 

I would also like to use this post as an opportunity to thank RocĂ­o Armas who wrote so kindly about my work in the El Pais blog. Although I cannot count Spanish as one of my spoken languages, I liked her choice of words and illustrations for this interview (which in my opinion is one of the most precise so far).


*image courtesy La culture

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Illustration week - part 1


This Tuesday Tel Aviv is launching it's first and one of the kind illustration week. Yuval Saar initiated the event a few months ago and somehow things started to stir and stew and it led to an impressive number of interesting events in the city. 
You are very welcome to take a look at the full program of events right here and I'll do my best to tell you about them in detail when its over. 


Some of my illustrations are participating in two group exhibitions: Illustration Nation and La culture-Machine/ Dreams. This time La culture joined forces with pulp and they released a limited edition of sketch books with the artwork of 10 illustrators that were chosen for this assignment. Me among them. 

You can find the same piece, that representing La culture exhibition in the display in the city hall.
Here are some snapshots 
*image courtesy Yuval saar, La culture, Pulp

Monday, May 19, 2014

Commercial break


Greeting card for a friend. She liked this invite and asked me a long time ago to make something personalized for her. It was fun to give my mind a rest and to loose my self in loui vuitton's pattern

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Exhibition season 2014



During the next month I'm hoping to tell you about some of the group exhibitions that my work is currently showcased in. One of them, which I'm extremely proud to be part of, is "Playing at the Design Museum Holon". As it said in museum's website: "Realms of imagination designed by Israeli illustrators and planners – a look into contemporary children's books, and beyond to the playgrounds that have disappeared"

One of the coolest parts is that 24 children's book illustrators were chosen and I had the exceptional opportunity to showcase my work in the same space with many great talents and my college professors among them. You can read more about the process and the insights of each illustrator here.
Here are some photos from the opening. Cheers!

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.