There are countless institutions fostering design, innovation, and the entrepreneurial spirit in Israel. Vital–The Tel Aviv Center for Design Studies, in the city’s Florentine neighborhood, focuses on graphics, illustration, and product design. The NB Haifa School of Design and the Holon Institute of Technology both have robust design programs. The august Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem (Israel’s oldest arts school) offers, along with its courses in fine arts, photography, and film, degrees in architecture, industrial design, ceramics, and jewelry design as well as graduate-level programs in urban design.
David Grossman (no relation to the author of the same name) heads the Israel Community of Designers (ICD), a consortium founded in 2004 and representing a spectrum of design professionals around the country. Grossman is primarily a graphic designer: his work often addresses the challenge of constructing a fresh and edgy look with an ancient alphabet. As the only country whose official language is Hebrew, Israel also offers an ideal laboratory for certain aspects of graphic design. The use of spoken and written Hebrew is more or less contained within the borders of the nation, so it is easy to measure audience response to branding and visual concepts
In Israel, as elsewhere, design plays a central role in defining local culture and contributes to the nation’s economic development. It is also an important part of what makes life delightful here.
Vital–The Tel Aviv Center for Design Studies
12 Vital Street, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Bezalel College of Arts and Design Graduate Exhibition Posters