Israeli Design and Typography

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A standard element of a middle class Jewish child’s nursery is a poster of the Hebrew alphabet. (Remember the one in Paulie Bleeker’s bedroom in Juno?) It’s cute, and whimsical, and…twee as hell. Usually, it’s really just cheesy. Plus, as an adult, it may scar your eyeballs. (You know the bright monstrosities I’m talking about. You’ve seen them.) But it’s hard to deny they’re educational tools. Teaching your kids the Hebrew alphabet is pretty important.

Enter the excellent Tsilli Pines, an Israeli artist and designer. She has put together a series of three posters (available in red or blue) with the Hebrew alphabet that are sophisticated enough for adults, but still have a touch of whimsy for the kids. The design and typography are gorgeous, and a set of three ($58) would look fantastic in any home.

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Bonus: Pines also designs ketubot (Jewish marriage contracts) that are simple and incredibly classy.

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I don’t particularly want a baby or a husband these days, but I totally want some of Pines’s art for my aparment. Would that be weird?

Posted on April 23, 2010

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