“My name is Jonathan Lax (also known as YONIL) and i am an illustrator and a graphic designer born 1982 in Holon (That’s a city in Israel).
I graduated with honors from the Department of Visual Communication at the Holon Institute of Technology H.I.T. This happened in 2009.
My main influences are urbanism, cities, music posters, album covers and street arts. I believe that the essence of every artwork is its basic idea, so I would usually devote a great deal of time for an idea to emerge.
Bakery Design was founded in 2009 by Gil Sheffi, Ran Amitai and Gilli Kuchik who became friends while studying at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. They take a thinking man’s approach to their industrial design work experimenting with different materials and technology to achieve innovative solutions.
The process that went into accomplishing the ‘Industrial Upholstery ‘ chair above was created using upholstery fabric as the mold for the construction whereby two kinds of polyurethane were injected into the fabric for both form and comfort. The chairs themselves are beautiful works of art in their own right and it would be nice to see them picked up for mass production.
Russian born Yulia Gorodinski is an Israel based photographer who earned an MA in English Literature from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is also an accomplished image maker whose focus of study just so happens to be herself. Yulia takes self portrait photographs that are expertly composed and made all the more enticing by the fact that she is also incredibly attractive. It’s definitely a unique way to break into the fashion photography industry as both photographer and model in one package.
Pavel Bolo is a Tel Aviv based photographer with a fashion-inspired body of work. Bolo turns that fashion inspiration into art while still managing to push himself outside his comfort zone into more contemporary imagery.
“Born in Israel in 1973, Noma Bar studied graphic design and typography at the Jerusalem Academy of Art & Design. He has been based in London since 2001. In 2003, Bar received his first national magazine commission from Time Out London, and since then he has worked for an array of media clients, including the BBC, Random House, The Observer, The Economist and Wallpaper.”
His work can currently be seen at his rep’s website, Dutch Uncle. Noma’s ‘negative space’ illustrations have been circulating the creative blogosphere over the last few weeks for the simple reason that most of them are just brilliant.
05/18 SENDAK PASSES The brilliant author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away last week at the age of 83 but will no doubt be remembered for generations to come for his amazing books such as Where the Wild Things Are.
04/12 ZIMMERMAN FACES MURDER In a case we’ve been following closely there is finally what we think is some good news to report. George ZImmerman, the man accused of killing the innocent teenager Trayvon Martin has been taken into custody and charged with second degree murder. At last there is some justice.
12/16 HITCHENS DIES Outspoken author and pundit Christopher Hitchens passed away yesterday at the age of 62 after succombing to a long battle with cancer. His honest and bravado opinion that rarely favored one side versus the other but was instead often a cry for ‘reason’ will be missed.
11/23 BURZYNKSI CLINIC Is there an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer? Dr. Stanislaw R. Burzynski seems to think so and has been experiencing higher rate of success than the current accepted practice of treating cancer.