Noma BarBitter Sweet
Illustrator Noma Bar’s work is so simple, yet so clever you can’t fail to be impressed. One half of Bar’s work provides stark political or social commentary within simple graphic forms, whilst the other half manipulates everyday icons to create funny images that make you look once, twice, three times…
Bitter Sweet showcases these two sides of Bar’s work and personality. The darker politically active side paired with a lighter more playful outlook on life. Masculine/femine, young/old, weak/strong, dark/light, bitter/sweet. Bar’s work explores opposites on every level. From pizza box illustrations to “Fragile” postal notices, he sees duality everywhere and life is definitely more interesting with him around.
Noma Bar is an Israeli born illustrator. 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.
His work has appeared in many media outlets including: Time Out London, BBC, Random House, The Guardian, The Observer, The Economist, The Times, Wallpaper* and Wired Magazine. Bar has also 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.
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