In June, we partner with Or Yogev, an illustrator living in Kibbutz Dan on the far northern part of Israel.  Or, which means “light” in Hebrew, is a hunter gatherer of music and a "wanna be DJ".  His Adventure illustration is based on a dream.  Or says, “I love how dreams and imagination allow us to experience wild adventures that we never thought possible."


For a little more about Or, here's a short Q&A:

Where is home for you?

Kibbutz Dan, Israel.

What is your definition of a successful life?

A successful life would be to spread love around me and do good for those who surround me and others the best I can, to do something for the greater good and leave something meaningful in this world.



Describe your perfect day.

Spending time with friends up north by the river, or just a lazy afternoon on the couch with my girlfriend.

How did you get into design?

I used to illustrate (ever since I can remember) so being an illustrator when I grew up was a natural continuation.

Where do you find inspiration?

Pretty much everywhere - music, nature, friends, books, TV. 

What's your dream design project?

I would really like to write and illustrate a children's book or a graphic novel...also, to illustrate the cover of The New Yorker.

Which designers or thinkers influence/inspire you?

I really like the illustrations of Joohee Yoon, Jon Mcnaught and Eleanor Davis, the cinematography of the Coen brothers, and how Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the cosmos, how small we are, and that we are all made of stars.

What was the inspiration behind this design?

I made this illustration based on a man's dream about his late wife who passed away.  Though the man looks lonely, she is always around him and with him on his new adventure.



How does Adventure play out in your life?

I always loved to travel, meet new people and experience different ways of living. It’s been a while since my last big trip and I hope it won’t be too long before my next one.

At the moment, what is your favorite…

Color: blue
Food: red kubba
Song: Hailu Mergia - Yefikir Engurguro
Quote: “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” - Greek Proverb

Thanks for sharing with us, Or!

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