Thursday, February 25, 2010
Throughout his admirable career, Reisinger has dealt with many different aspects of design and culture; political, social and cultural posters, monuments for Yad Vashem- the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, logos for El Al airlines, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Habima national theater, various stamps for the state of Israel, medals of honor for Israel's Defence Forces, and much more...
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
He is already world known; the single contemporary israeli typographer (or typographic artists) to become a design pop star. Oded Ezer’s experiments are innovative and inspiring, twisting the boundaries and exploring the possibilities of meshing the field of Hebrew type (as well as Latin) with biology, technology, materiality and endless more alternatives.
The Jewish Encyclopedia's Typography entry:
Saturday, February 13, 2010
To show his support and contribute to a protest movement (that called prime minister Menahem Begin to begin a peace process, in 1978), Tartakover voluntarily designed a poster with the title "Peace Now". The title became the movement's name and was made into the first political sticker in Israel, which is effective till this day.
The logo originated in the poster Tartakover designed for the 30th anniversary of the state of Israel, in which the word "Peace" is set in the biblical Koren font (designed by Eliahu Koren in the 1950's as a revival of Spanish-Italian Hebrew type from 1800's) with blue skies in the background. According to Tartakover, the innovation in the Peace Now logo was the combination of the two typefaces - "peace" set in the traditional Koren and "now" set in the headline-style Haim, explicitly secular Israeli. the contrasting combination gave the logo its presence and memorability.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Fontef (Yontef's one man type foundry) has a well-designed website (both in Hebrew and English versions) that showcase his great designs. Notice his bilingual families such as Pauza - the latin font has some of the harsh geometries taken from hebrew while the hebrew font has some more roundness at the corners of the letter; both typefaces balance out each other and potentially allow to a good combination of English and Hebrew text.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Fortis/At Lo Tova Elay (you're no good to me)
I love Rami Fortis (awesome israeli musician for the past 30 years). I thinks this does a good job with the "vibe" of the song. the animation has a good beat, usage of a variety of fonts, although a few are quite "weird" (ugly), i see how mixing the fonts together portrays some "Punkiness" which Fortis has so much of.
The Apples/Ze Ra'ayon Tov (thats a good idea)
Again, The Apples - awesome Israeli band. I like the use of an older-looking font, to mach the sample of an old record in the song. I believe the main font is Palestina, Oded Ezer's typeface for Hagilda.
Hachamishia Hakamerit/Bo (come on)
One of my favorite skits from the Israeli comedy tv show Hachamishia Hakamerit, in which different army officers regurgitate different familier speeches calling on men to join the army. Nice emphasis on different font and color for each voice, which leads to the chaos of type and sound (and message).
Hagilda (The Guild) is an Israeli type foundry (or as they like to define themselves- type design cooperative) of prominent designers Michal Sahar and Danny Meirav, both Bezalel graduates from the late 90’s and each runs his/her own independant design studio.