About the speaker
Prof. Adi Stern is President of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem. He is a graphic designer, type designer and a design educator. Stern’s field of expertise is typography and typeface design. He writes, consults and lectures on the design and history of the Hebrew letter.
Bezalel, established in 1906, keeps - under Stern’s leadership - preserving and developing traditional arts and crafts techniques, while fostering the creation of art and design in the realms of high tech, entrepreneurship and innovation. Furthermore, Stern is pushing forward the finalization of the building of the new Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Bezalel Campus in the heart of Jerusalem. The edifice, designed by the world-renowned architectural firm, SANAA, is expected to rejuvenate and revolutionize downtown Jerusalem.
Stern was a selected artist of the Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation and the recipient of the Israeli Ministry of Education and Culture Design Prize.
As a practicing designer his many clients included the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Batsheva Dance Company, Hebrew University Jerusalem, The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, The Israel Festival, Design Museum Holon, The Israeli Chamber Orchestra, The Israeli Opera and Yad Vashem. Many of his works have been exhibited internationally and have won awards worldwide.
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