Noma Bar’s playful style has made him one of the most sought-after illustrators working today. Based in London, Noma’s innovative and incisive approach to illustration has won him countless accolades and awards with a broad range of commissions; from magazines and newspapers to large-scale commercial and artistic projects. He has also recently released his new monograph Bittersweet with Thames & Hudson, a celebration of his most iconic illustrations in a five volume Limited edition box set.
Each of Bar’s illustrations tells a story that is hidden in the details, with the message revealing itself as you look closer. Whether a portrait of a divisive public figure or a representation of an emotive social or political issue, Noma meets complex subjects head-on. Much of his work is infused with gentle humour, shown to best effect in his deft treatment of sensitive topics. The starting point for an image may be something as simple as a face in the folds of a coat, the twisted shape of a leaf or a crumpled umbrella on the ground…