Following on from the inspiration of Abram Games, Noma Bar has taken the art of embedding double meaning and negative space into his designs and illustrations to another level.
Instead of using an airbrush like Games, Noma’s designs are completed on a computer.
As part of my research, I read a lot. Then I think and do a lot of sketches. I’ll never go to work on the computer unless I have ideas first.
Noma Bar illustrations are extremely clever in that they say a lot with very little. Usually, a few colours and one picture made up of one other element, Noma’s design then shouts the message he wishes to convey in such a simple and clear way, it is genius.
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#1 Donald Trump and Twitter Logo
#2 Tablet and Police Helmet
As the title of the design states 'Drugs in London', it cleverly and simply depicts both drugs and London. This design could have equally worked for queens guard wearing a bearskin hat.
#3 Penguin and Lightbulb
#4 Helicopter, tanks and face
Clever design the changes from a military scene into a soldier's face when rotated 180 degrees. This was used by the Guardian for an article about the Military.
#5 Island and Bird
#6 Ostrich and its head
Called 'Facing Up' this design uses negative space to show the head that is usually hiding below the ground.
#7 Two Birds, One Big and One Small.
#8 Tablet and Heart
#9 Carabiner and Face
With the title having a name with a double meaning this design is really quite something. It is called 'Open Face' which implies the face of the person found in the design and the open cliff face where the Carabiner will be used. Genius!
#10 Ballon and Pin
Titled 'POP ART' this is a very clever double meaning where the pin closely resembles the string which usually holds a balloon.
#11 Chicken and Lips
#12 Megaphone and Nose
A very neat design that depicts the handle of the megaphone as a Pinocchio-like nose. A very inspirational way to demonstrate lying and fake news.
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