Jonathan Lax (also known as YONIL) is an illustrator and a graphic designer born 1982 in Holon, Israel. He graduated with honors from the Department of Visual Communication at the Holon Institute of Technology H.I.T. Currently he's working freelance and enjoying every second of it.

About Jonathan's main influences he mentions urbanism, music posters, album covers and street arts. I believe that the essence of every artwork is its basic idea, so I would usually devote a great deal of time for an idea to emerge.

For more information about YONIL, visit his Web site at http://yonil.com/

Be On The Safe Side

A T-shirt design with a statement about our planet. One of the 8 Finalists at the DBH 10K 2010 Competition.

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

We Did This To Ourselves

We are responsible for our own fate and for our planet’s fate and yet we seem to be getting tangled with more and more problems we refuse to face. A t-shirt design that is also one of the 8 Finalists at the DBH 10K 2010 Competition.

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

UNTOLD

Posters and flyer design for the british DJ Untold.

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

The Knuckle Collision

A t-shirt design, winner of the heavyweight championship competition at ShirtFight.com.

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Loveat Beverages Posters

A series of beverage illustrations and poster design for loveat. loveat is an organic coffeeshop. This project was done while I was working at veecee creative partners.

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

May I Rebel Please?

Garduation project at H.I.T. An illustrated installation. Expression of the tension between the will to rebel and unleash impulsive anger, as opposed to our society’s behavioral codes. The war between me and my inner monster.

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

One Day You Will See

A personal t-shirt design

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Various Logos

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Digital Sea

An illustration inspired by the song “Digital Sea” by Thrice. The illustration was published in A5 Magazine in their No.9 issue – the “Remix” issue and was also printed as a shirt.

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

MTV Break

An MTV break video made for a the art break competition. The video came in 2nd place in the israeli competition. A collaboration with Alteroy.

http://vimeo.com/4198843

Apparently Cats Only Have One Life Just Like The Rest Of Us

A t-shirt design made in memory of my two cats that tragically died at a young age. With love to Griffin and Ike.

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

The Cycle Of Indecisive Living

An illustration about my tendency to be tend to be a little indecisive when it comes to big choices to be made.

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Peep Magazine

Peep is an experimental magazine I designed as a school project. 99% of the materials in the magazine aren’t mine, meaning the photos and editorials were all taken and written by pros, while it was my job to design the whole layout for the mag. I used colors to distinguish one article from the other, and also between the photographs.

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Boring War

An Editorial illustration I did during the war in Gaza. The whole thing seemed to me like it was getting so frustrating for all reasonable people on both sides.

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

ClubMad

Poster and flyer design for ClubMad – a party line in Tel-aviv.

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

Graphic Design Inspiration by YONIL

About the author of this post

Abduzeedo is a blog about design. There are all sorts of articles for those who want to look for inspiration. Also you will find very useful tutorials for the most used applications out there, with a special selection of Photoshop Tutorials and Illustrator Tutorials. Of course there are other softwares conteplated like Pixelmator, Fireworks, and web design tutorials.