Projects & Visual Essays

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Various methods of creating irregular readability using type in circular motion. The experiments include methods such as: Thaumatrope, Strobescope and Zoetrope. In order to conduct the experiments machines were built to sustain the circular motion. Typographical elements were adjusted in order to create the illusion or readability/illegibility; these “amended” glyphs were printed on the circular element of the machine. Furthermore a type specimen booklet was printed together with small booklets documenting the experiments.

Thaumatrope Method
Strobescope Method
Zoetrope Method

Experimental Typography Course, Shenkar, 2018 | Guidance : Nadav Barkan


Every year, in September I make a small digital postcard celebrating the new jewish year. In these experiments I test the boundaries of the Hebrew typography and try to create experimental typographical units that are based on simple shapes and grids.

Personal Project, 2019


Collaboration with Nir Halali, Audiovisual Generative Installation consisting of projected graphics that respond to live music. The installation is controlled by a midi-keyboard that enables transitions between graphics and effects.

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Audiovisual laboratory, Shenkar, 2019 | Guidance: Ben Benhorin, Ofir Liberman. Music: Zaïre, Garden City Movement


The project “The Alphabetical Room” is a systematic exploration into the boundaries and limits of writing within a strictly calculated mathematical three dimensional grid within the flat digital space. Treating the three dimensional grid in the second dimensional digital space was always an intriguing matter for graphic designers, programmers, creative coders and visual artists.

Starting from Josef-Müller Brockmann’s grid proposal for the design of interior spaces in 1961, the perspective of the viewer changes throughout the pages of the leaflet as does the resolution of the three dimensional grids in which the hypothetical letterforms are displayed. In addition I wrote a short introductory essay on the historical and on-going fascination of graphic designers, programmers, creative coders and visual artists on that topic.
TDC Tokyo award nominee.
Created as a part of "Letter shapes are entirely described by numbers"
HAW Hamburg, Masters program, 2021 - 2022, 55GSM newsprint, 350x500mm, self publication | Guidance: Prof. Pierre Pané-Farré


Various artworks & posters from the archive.

Personal Projects


Poster serie made from politicians portraits. 

Personal Project, 2018-2019
Original photograph of Benjamin Netanyahu by Platon
Original photograph of Mahmoud Abbas by Medea
Original photograph of Donald Trump by Finlay Macky/Trunk Archive

Image Credits: Store Closing Everything Must Go, Safe-Sex, Austerity Baking Brand, Kleen (P. 1, 2) and Typography in Circular Motion (P. 1, 9) were shot by Keith Glassman. Fahrenheit 451 was shot by Revital Topiol.

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