Noma Bar

Noma Bar


Noma Bar is an international award winning graphic designer, illustrator and artist. His work has appeared in many media publications including: Time Out London, BBC, Random House, The Observer, The Economist and Wallpaper*.

Noma's clients include, Esquire, Wallpaper Magazine, Chineasy, The New York Times. Apple, Wired, IBM and Perond Ricard, and has exhibited worldwide with solo shows in London, New York and Paris.

Noma has illustrated over sixty magazine covers, published over 550 illustrations and released two books of his work - Guess Who - The Many Faces of Noma Bar, in 2008 and Negative Space in early 2009.

He describes his craft as visual communication, combining the skills of artist, illustrator and designer, he's 'after the maximum communication with minimum elements'.

His London Design Festival exhibition 'Cut It Out', was selected as one of the highlights of the festival.

Noma's work has become well known throughout the world, winning various industry awards; more recently the prestigious Yellow Pencil award at the D&AD Professional Awards 2012 for his series of Don DeLilo covers, created with London design studio It's Nice That.


Graphic storytelling

I'm interested in the art of saying things without words.

Charlie Chaplin inspired my work, but we never heard his voice, yet it still works. This fascinates me. I love to tell a story by using negative space.

Every day, I try and see things differently. I try and see the negative space to create 'double-take' images. I love to use bold colours and to economise on shapes and iconography to tell stories.

I will take you on a journey that looks at my upbringing in Israel, my time in the Navy Seals right through to my work today for clients like Esquire, Wallpaper Magazine, Chineasy, The New York Times. Apple, Wired and IBM.

Negative space is not a negative thing! Let me show you how the most complex of stories can be told with clever use of the positive and negative via the pen!


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