Israeli Designer Michal Sahar

 

Michal Sahar was born in Israel and studied visual communication in Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design where she is began teaching courses in design and typography since 2006 and is a part of the senior faculty.
Together with Danny Meirav she founded the Israeli type foundry “Hagilda” in which her Typefaces can be found still – http://www.hagilda.com and she released an open source typeface which is also part of “GoogleFonts” – http://alef.hagilda.com the font is one of the most popular Webfonts seen in the Israeli websites.
She was part of “the league” graphic design and branding team which she founded alongside Koby Halevi in 2008 before opening her own studio “Michal Sahar Studio” in 2011.

hagilda-com

 

She was the Head Graphic designer of Israel’s most popular weekend section of Yediot Aharonot (“Latest News”) Newspaper between 2005-2006, and lead the Bezalel Year End graduate show in 2012 to win the ADC award for her branding work. http://www.adcawards.org/winners/graduate-show-2012
She also was part of the ID top40 Design Groups of 2007, Israeli Ministry of Culture, Education and Sports Awards winner in Design category for 2004 and was listed as part of Phaidon Publication Top100 leading Designers of the world.

Between her Clients today are all Israeli leading art Museums – Jerusalem, Herzliya, Haifa and Petah-Tikva, and is the Main Graphic Designer and rebrander of Tel Aviv Museum of Art to which she redesigned the logo and created a specifically crafted Typeface participating in this years D&AD Competition.

Her distinct style uses Typography, Pantone-bright and vivid colours and innovative design, blending the cultural arts world with a whimsical and hip fresh youthfulness.
Her fonts are some of the most popular fonts in Israel, Namely Font #37, South and Arbel (bilingual font) and is a favourite pick amongst Israeli designers who wish for boutique-style masterfully crafted fonts, both for print and offline.

She Lives with her spouse and sone in Tel-Aviv where her studio is also located and was lately named one of TimeOut TLV Magazine’s “inspirational people”.

Below you can see a small collection of Michal’s designs.

Alef 12 final logo GALI copy half_page_op2 jan_feb_cover-1 proto_2013_cover copy TAM_BOG

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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