Friday, August 31, 2007

Amili Gelbman, Baylis Trial

Star of David Israeli art Photo of Star of David and other religious symbols is courtesy of Amili Gelbman

This is her new work which was born as a reaction to the information she gathered about Mendel Baylis Trial while she was instructing young Jews in an art camp in the U.S, and to stories about Anti- Semitism she heard there.
On the right we see(abstract)Jewish life in the Diaspora, present and past.
On the left: wishful thinking of a brighter future of harmonious religious coexistance: symbols of Cross, half moon and Magen David.

Library for Graphic Designers And Organizations

Jewish star logo Itzhak Beery, a native Israeli designer who lives in New York started a web site dedicated to showcasing the ingenuity of the creative minds.

Itzhak hopes to create a library of logos and corporate ID for graphic designers and organizations that explore the endless possibilities of the six-point stars model. Readers are invited to visit the site, upload their original designs, and write their design rational, organization story and personal information.

Itzhak Beery

Bleecker & Sullivan Advertising


Photo is courtesy of Howard Levy / Red Rooster Group and it was published on with the following details:

designed by:
Howard Levy / Red Rooster Group
year created:
design rational:
ENGAJE! stands for Enrich, Nurture Grow through Adult Jewish Education. The logo shows a teacher imparting Jewish values to the students.
web site:

Si Vous Le Voulez

herzl magen david I’m proud to present to you the following postcard, which is one of the most exciting artifacts I published since the beginning of my blog.

Photo of Star of David on the Zionist flag with Herzls' famous slogan: if you’ll want it - it wouldn’t be a legend, is courtesy of Steven Weiss who wrote to me:
The postcard was collected by my grandfather Benny Swartzberg sometime between 1910 and 1920.
The slogan appears in German, Hebrew and French (there were times when English wasn’t the language of the world).
Pay attention to the white color of the Star of David which shows that when the postcard was made the flag didn’t have its ultimate design, as we know it today. In other words: the testimonies about the origin of the Israeli flag needs to be checked again!