Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Amitai Sandy

Born 1976

Graphic artist, comics creator, illustrator, designer, publisher.

Studied at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, and won an award for outstanding achievements in illustration for his final project.

Published and edited (together with Yaron Nisky and Eyal B) the notorious Israeli comics magazine "Penguins' Perversions".
'Penguins' presented to the baffled audience a combination of raw, black & nonsense humor on the surface, and serious social criticism as an undercurrent.

Since 2003 he's a member of the Dimona comix group, and also the group's publisher. Dimona has participated in European comix festivals and group exhibitions, and the books are distributed all over Europe.

Along with illustrator and animator Uri Ashi he runs Ashisandy studios, and together they illustrate and design books, some of which became Israeli best-sellers. They also do flash animation e-flyers, and other creative projects.

Amitai also dabbles in gig-posters, flyers and e-flyers design for dance clubs and music events. Some of his works appeared in art book collections of gig-posters art, including the prestigious "Art of Rock" book, from Chronicle Books (in the U.S.).


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