Graphic Design in Israel 1985 by Gad Almaliah, Batia Donner and Suzanne Libenson, 1985. The Graphic Designers Association of Israel, Tel Aviv. 8.25 x 11, n.p. [approx. 150]. Produced and designed by Gad Almaliah. Printed in Israel with English and Hebrew summary text at the end. Signed in blue ink on the introductory page by Natan Karp: “With best wishes always Natan 1986”.
Published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Graphic Designers Association of Israel. Introduction by Almaliah and two valuable texts by Donner: “Historical Survey” and “Local Images in Israeli Graphic Art”.
A valuable compendium featuring a varied selection of (80) Israeli graphic designers (including many women) born in Germany, Eastern Europe and Israel. Each featuring: profile photo, brief biographical description at the back and contemporary color work examples. Designers include but not limited to: Reuven Adler, Almaliah, Mali (Barac) Alon, Ehud Avishai, Dan Gelbart, Zev Harari, Asher Kalderon, Karp, Hava Matzkin-Eilam, Ruth Rahat, Dan Reisinger, Gila Schakhine, Margalit Tsfaty, Yarom Vardimon, and others — confirmation of the high standards of graphic design found in Israel.
A very good softcover book with light handling and a modest bump to the top corner throughout. Uncommon.