Israeli illustrator Noma Bar cleverly uses negative space to create some thought-provoking illustrations, often with double meaning. His cool designs are so simple, yet so clever you can’t fail to be impressed.

“An artist using “negative space” relies on the space that surrounds the subject to provide shape and meaning to the hidden images. Of course, the term also refers to any topic that conjures feelings of unease and discomfort,” says the artist in his latest illustration design book called ‘Negative Space’.

Born in 1973 in Israel, Noma graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in 2000. Since 2001, he has been working in London with a lot of big names and media outlets including Vodafone, Coca Cola, BBC, The Observer, The Economist, Wallpaper and many more. Bar’s creative drawings have been used for over sixty magazine covers and he has published over 550 illustrations also releasing two books: ‘Guess Who – The Many Faces of Noma Bar‘, in 2008 and ‘Negative Space‘ in early 2009[1].

Red Riding Hood

 Swimmer

Gun Crime

Hoodies

Wish You Were Here

Pointed Sense

War and Peace

Shy Guy

Banged Up

Power To The Individual

Final Cut

Escape The Weather

Hunger

Tea For Two

Iraq Oil

Pensions & Property

Forgive Your Enemies

Bomb

Negative Space Book Cover

Business In War

Burka Ban

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If you like the cool drawings and clever designs of Noma Bar, you might be interested in buying one of his books: Negative Space or Guess Who – The Many Faces of Noma Bar.