Sunday 9 May 2010

Noma Bar

Avinoam Noma Bar (born in 1973 in Israel) is a Graphic Designer. His work has appeared in many media outlets including Time Out London, BBC, Random House, The Observer, The Economist and Wallpaper*.

Bar has illustrated over sixty magazine covers, published over 550 illustrations and released two books of his work through Mark Batty Publisher: 'Guess Who - The Many Faces of Noma Bar', in 2008 and 'Negative Space' in early 2009.

Bar wanted to be an artist since he was a child. During the first Gulf War Bar discovered his interest in a unique combination of caricature and pictograms. While staying with his family in a shelter he sketched the likeness of Saddam Hussein around the radioactive symbol he found in a newspaper.

After graduating in 2000 from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design with a degree in graphic design, Bar moved to London to peruse his career. He found his first commissioned assignment with Time Out London. He was recently was hired by BAFTA to illustrate the nominees for best picture of 2009.