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Yanek Iontef

Visual Communication Design

“Despite prevailing concern that technology will obliterate Hebrew script, we are now at a place where, myself included, it is possible to achieve widespread cultural influence and make long-forgotten treasures of the Hebrew characters accessible to designers and typography enthusiasts in Israel and abroad".

Typographer and letter designer Yanek Iontef was born in 1963 and graduated from the Visual Communication department at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in 1989. His work combines historic type research with a continuous dialogue with contemporary design values, designing and developing original Hebrew and Latin fonts. Over a series of typographic projects, he collected rare materials from different periods in the evolution of the Hebrew script, letterpress printing and typesetting catalogues, research books from Israel and abroad about the Hebrew script.
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