Yarom Vardimon is an Israeli graphic designer. He studied in England at the London College of Print, Chelsea College of Art, and the University of Westminster. He was head of the Design Department at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design and is currently dean of the Faculty of Design at Shenkar College. His clients include leading Israeli industries, banks, medical centers, academic institutions, and museums, and his work is represented at major international exhibitions and permanent collections in Europe, the United States, Japan, and Israel. He has earned many international awards and was elected to the Alliance Graphique Internationale in 1982.
"When I was a boy, my father took me to Ben-Gurion’s residence, a half mile from our home in Tel Aviv. Whenever “The Old Man” was at home, a policeman would stand guard at the entrance to the yard, and children would be asked to lower their voices. Later, I came to appreciate Ben-Gurion’s qualities as a leader: he had the most incredible ability to analyze reality, conclude, foresee – and make a dream come true. The Voices & Visions brief called for a portrait. What is a portrait? A representation of personality, deeds, ideas, surroundings. A visual insight into a person. To describe Ben-Gurion, I made a portrait of a miracle: a Star of David carved in massive Jerusalem stone, floating in the sky. An olive branch foretells its eventual – and realistic – happy landing."