Oded Ezer

Oded Ezer is a Tel Aviv based typographer and design educator who creates visual content and commentary around subjects such as science, anthropology, body-modification, ethics, fiction, religion, history, sociology, politics and writing systems, for cultural and commercial bodies such as MoMA, V&A Museum, Google, Sumsung, Waze, Jewish Culture Festival Krakow, Little Brown & Co., Taiwan National Museum of Art, Typomania Festival Moscow, Jerusalem Season of Culture, Palermo Capitale della Cultura, Design Museum Holon and many others.

Selected press

Design Matters with Debbie Millman: Oded Ezer On typography, language, music and more (Audio)

DesignBoom articles tagged “Oded Ezer”: Articles about several recent projects

Print Magazine’s Interview With Oded Ezer: Print Magazine’s Zachary Petit interviews Oded Ezer

The Typographer’s Guide to the Galaxy: Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), writes about Oded Ezer’s work on Design Observer


Brand New Ways talks with Oded Ezer: On typography, technology, mythology and more (Audio)

A Bubbling Font of Creativity: By Ezra Glinter for The Forward

One step before designing the Bible: Ha’aretz newspaper’s article about Ezer’s design of the New American Haggadah


Designing a 22nd-century classic: Ha’aretz newspaper about Oded Ezer’s Hebrew typeface

Oded Ezer on TypeRadio, the radio channel on type & design: Interview with Oded Ezer, recorded at the ATypI 2010 conference in Dublin, Ireland


Oded Ezer on Radio RTE, Ireland: Two parts interview with Oded Ezer on Culture File Pod. Here and here.

Publications

Selected talks

2021

Pushing typography to the limit, at the Ultrafett typography online conference by FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences

Veining, at the Arts University Bournemouth

2020

Designing Type, online presentation for the DesignThinkers Conference 2020 Virtual, Canada

2019

My Type, at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, Ca., USA


Body & Type, at the Nanjing University of Art, Nanjing, China

2017

Oded Ezer: Typography for Screen, lecture at the Moscow Museum (International Typographic Festival Typomania), Moscow, Russia

2016

Type and Literature, at the Sapir Prize for Literature nominees night, Jaffa, Israel

2015

Typographic Fiction, at Arts University Bournemouth, UK

Typographic Fiction, at the University of the Arts London’s Next Up! conference, London, UK

2014

Practical Particles, at the Graphic Design Department, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, USA


Practical Particles, at the Branding Program of the School of Visual Arts in New York City, NY, USA

2013

Letters from Tel-Aviv, at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Landmarks in the World of Design Fiction, at AIGA, the professional association for design, New York, USA


Design Fiction, at Rhode Island School of Design's Auditorium, Providence, RI, USA

2012

Non Latin, at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach, Germany


Heaven & Hell, at the Alliance Graphique International conference - AGI Open, Hong Kong


Great Expectations, at the TDC Tokyo lecture series at GGG galery, Tokyo, Japan


New American Haggadah, at De.sign conference in Prague, Goethe Institut, Czech Republic

2011

Tipocriaturas, at Centro Universitário Senac São Paulo, Brazil


&, at the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NYC, USA


Typoholic, the Design Indaba conference, Cape Town, South Africa

2010

Process, at the AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) Congress, Porto, Portugal


Typosymbiosis: Mutual influences of research and contemporary type design (With Y.Hofshi), at the ATypI 2010 Conference, Dublin, Ireland


Typographic Wonderlands, at the 24th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno, Czech Republic


The Typographer’s Guide to the Galaxy, at the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design, Visual Communication Dep., Jerusalem, Israel


The Typographer’s Guide to the Galaxy, at the MA Graphic Design, London College of Communication (LCC), London, UK

2009

Between Type and Art, at the Typo Zürich '09 conference, Zürich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Zürich, Switzerland

The Typographer’s Guide to the Galaxy, at the Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Vienna, Austria

2008

Imag(in)e Type, at the Typo Berlin 2008 Conference, Berlin, Germany

2007

General Outlook of Young Israeli Designers, at the IdcN Commemorative Conference, Nagoya, Japan

2006

Experimental Typography, at the Hongik University’s seminar, Seoul, Korea

2005

National Identity and Hebrew Typography (With Y.Hofshi), at the ATypI 2005 Conference, Helsinki, Finland

2004

A Typographic Sojourn, at the Icograda International Design Week, Istanbul, Turkey

Documentaries

Solo exhibitions

2015

Oded Ezer: Practical Particles, exhibition at the Vitrina Gallery, Holon Institute of Technology, Holon


2013 

Oded Ezer: Hebrew Typography, exhibition at the Brown Hillel Center, Providence, USA


Oded Ezer: Typographic Videos, exhibition at the the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Department of Graphic Design's Gallery, Providence, USA


2011 

Oded Ezer: Tipocriaturas, solo exhibition at CAIXA Cultural São Paulo, Brazil


Oded Ezer: Tipocriaturas, solo exhibition at CAIXA Cultural Brasília, Brazil

2009 

Oded Ezer: Typographic posters display at the Rencontres de Lure's seminar, Lure, France

Selected group exhibitions

2020 

Typomania, at the Moscow Museum, Moscow, Russia

2019 

Energy, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY, USA


Look Both Ways: The Illicit Liaison Between Image and Information, at the SVA NYC Gallery, NY, USA


2018

The 3rd Cool Word Exhibition, at the Nanjing University of Art's Design Museum, Nanjing, China

2017 

Text Me: How We Live in Language, at the Museum of Design (MODA), Atlanta, USA


Typomania, at the Moscow Museum, Moscow, Russia

High Contrast, at the Seoul Design Festival, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea


2016 

Hangeul Calligraphy x Latin Typography, at the Seoul Calligraphy Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea


2015 

StereoType, New Directions in Typography at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, at Parsons The New School, New York, USA


2014 

A Collection of Ideas, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY, USA

2013 

Memory Palace, at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) as part of the Sky Arts Ignition Series, London, UK

2012 

Graphic Design: Now in Production, at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA


Graphic Design & Great Expectations, at the Design Museum, London, UK


Graphic Design: Now in Production, at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Governors Island, New York, USA


2010 

1900 - 2010: Selected works from the Design and Architecture Collection, at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

 

International Poster Triennial at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong


Where is My Vote: Posters for the Green Movement in Iran, at the Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, NY, USA


2009

Trnava Poster Triennial, Galéria Jána Koniarka, Trnava, Slovakia


Freeze!, at the Taiwan National Museum of Fine Art, Taichung, Taiwan


Lubalin Now, at the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, NY, USA

2008 

Design and the Elastic Mind, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NY, USA


Schrift in Form, at the Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany

2007 

International Poster Triennial at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong


The Social Designers: design for real needs, at the International Design Center Nagoya, Japan

2006 

NY TDC traveling exhibition at the HOW Design in Las Vegas, Nevada and the TypeCon Boston Conferences, USA


Golden Bee 7, International Biennale of Graphic Design, Moscow, Russia


New York Type Directors Club annual exhibit, New York, USA

Tokyo TDC Exhibition at the Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


2005 

Handmade - Poster Collection 11, at the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Switzerland


Hagilda: Typographic Posters, at the Israeli House of Parliament, Jerusalem, Israel


2004

Prize winners in Art and Design from the Ministry of Education and Culture, at the Haifa Museum of Art, Israel

2003

Bukva:raz!, Hundred Best Fonts, the visitors’ gallery at the headquarters of the United Nations, New York, USA

2001

The 12th Festival D’affiches de Chaumont, France


New York Type Directors Club TDC2 annual exhibit, New York, USA


2000

Golden Bee 5, International Biennale of Graphic Design, Moscow, Russia

1997

The Royal Society of Art’s Annual Exhibition, London, UK

Collections

2016 

Seoul calligraphy art museum, Seoul, South Korea

Design Museum Holon, Israel

2014 

New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NYC, USA

 

Rhode Island Museum of Art (RISD Museum), Providence, USA


2013 

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London, UK

2012 

Klingspor Museum Offenbach, Germany

2009 

New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NYC, USA

2004 

Israel Museum of Art, Jerusalem, Israel

Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Switzerland