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A Positive Spin on Negative Space from World-Renowned Illustrator Noma Bar
August 20, 2009
Contact: Adri Cowan
New York, NY – August 20, 2009 – Furthering the partnership begun with the publication of Guess Who?, internationally acclaimed illustrator Noma Bar – recently dubbed by the magazine Varoom as “an illustrator that defines the decade” – has compiled his newest collection of work, Negative Space. Comprising works commissioned by such prestigious publications as The Economist, Esquire, Wallpaper, The Guardian and Time Out London, as well as never before seen illustrations, in this book Bar focuses on subject matter ranging from sex, global warming and nuclear warfare to religion, crime and corporate greed.
An artist using “negative space” relies on the space that surrounds the subject to provide shape and meaning; of course, the term also refers to any topic that conjures feelings of unease and discomfort. With Negative Space, Bar solidifies his reputation as an artist able to convert complex topics into clean, provocative and revealing lines that viewers take in with ease, though they are not easily forgotten. This bold paperback is perfect for the graphic design lover, the media maven, the politics buff and the appreciator of art.
“Noma Bar does not shy away from the difficult or the disarming,” writes Buzz Poole, MBP managing editor and author of Negative Space’s introduction. “He communicates some of today’s most pressing issues, showing how these topics look to him, at times as disturbing as they are funny.”
About Noma Bar
Born in Israel in 1973, Noma Bar studied graphic design and typography at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem. He has been based in London since 2001. In 2003, Bar received his first national magazine commission from Time Out London, and since then he has worked for an array of media clients, including the BBC, Random House, BAFTA, The New York Times, Wired, The Economist and Wallpaper.
Bar’s first book with MBP, Guess Who? The Many Faces of Noma Bar, was released in 2007, showcasing his imaginative caricatures of the famous and infamous.
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Mark Batty Publisher
8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 27.9 cm)