Graphis is proud to present Dan Reisinger as this week’s Graphis Master
Being a prolific artist is not a quality that is earned overnight. It’s a distinction that is obtained over time, sowed one piece, one project, and one retrospect at a time. It takes nearly a lifetime to achieve such a feat, needing to win over critics, colleagues, art lovers, and everyone in between. That certainly is the case with legendary designer Dan Reisinger.
Beginning his career at the incredulous age of 16, Reisinger was the youngest student to ever be accepted into the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Soon after, during his service in the Israeli Air Force, Reisinger was made the art director of its publications, no easy feat for man who was still a child in many people’s eyes. That was back in 1954 and since then, Reisinger has worked tirelessly to continue his legacy, continuing to work to this day at the ripe age of 84.
Reisinger is also no stranger to tragedy, having seen nearly his entire family perish in the Holocaust as a child. Reisinger has carried that deeply scarring emotional burden throughout his work, showcased by his deeply emotive work that revels in minimalist stylizations that are constructivist in nature. Instilling humorist tendencies, Reisinger often points out the inherent social paradoxes that governments, institutions, and other entities would propagate. In an infamous 1993 poster entitled Again?Reisinger converges the imagery of both the Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle with the swastika, denoting his thoughts that perhaps thing could be repeat themselves. With this being just one of the hundreds (but more like thousands) of works that Reisinger has brilliantly created, it is no surprise that the artist is ushered into the annals of Graphis Masters. Be sure to check out more of his Master portfolio here.