Playfully and humorously, Yossi Lemel describes Covid-19 as „just another deadly, boring disease“. Lemel, master of posters and graphic design, made sure we were well-supplied with an abundance of creative images of the virus, which he designed during the onset of the pandemic and the global quarantine, almost on a daily basis. Powerful and imaginative direct images, without any disposition of „visual elitism“ or „self-promotion“ – an image a day, as fresh as bread in the morning, until a mosaic design was created. The Corona Case series has a common design line and a specific palette and was designed for Internet viewing but with the dimensions of the traditional printed poster (70 x 100 cm). Leme lis a well acclaimed active designer and equally a social activist whose contribution to shaping public debate and social involvement is Israel and abroad is internationaly recognized.
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Yossi is a permanent jury member in Biennals and various poster competitions around the world. He exhibited in 20 Solo Poster exhibitions in Berlin, Hamburg, Denver, New Orleans, Istanbul, Casale Monferrato (Italy), Warsaw, Poznań (Poland), Stockholm, Trnava (Slovakia), La Paz (Bolivia), and Jerusalem.
He won more than 70 Awards including the Grand Prix at the Ist Korean Biennale, the Gold Meda lat Promax Canada, a Gold Meda at the Mexico Biennale, The Golden Bee Award Moskow, Gold and Silver Awards at the Graphis Poster New York and more.
His works are part of the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Musee de la Publicite, the Palais du Louvre, the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, DKW, Kunstmuseum Cottbus, the National Museum in Poznan, and the Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich.
Over the years, Yossi had worked with Amnesty International, Greenpeace the Mediterrean, Civil rights organization in Israel, UNHCR Uniter Nations Refugee Agency, The Ministry Environment Protection, Israel, Ministry of culture and sport, The Museum for Islamic Art Jerusalem and many more.