Review: Bittersweet by Noma Bar

A beautiful collection of over 400 images from the master of the visual pun.

Our Verdict

An exhaustive, inspiring and weighty tome, Bittersweet proves Noma Bar isn’t just about the two-dimensional editorial work he’s best known for.

For

  • Over 400 illustrations
  • Interesting examples of non-editorial work
  • Insight into the creative process

Against

  • Nothing.

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Modern day master of crisp, visual double entendres Noma Bar has been making the sort of two-in-one illustrative delights that make you go 'a-ha!' for decades now. His work has graced the likes of The Guardian, The New York Times, The Economist, Wallpaper* and countless other publications. 

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The Verdict
4.5

out of 10

Review: Bittersweet by Noma Bar

An exhaustive, inspiring and weighty tome, Bittersweet proves Noma Bar isn’t just about the two-dimensional editorial work he’s best known for.

Emily Gosling

Emily Gosling is a freelance art and design journalist currently writing for titles including Creative Review, Eye on Design, Creative Boom and People of Print. She’s previously worked at Elephant magazine, It’s Nice That and Design Week, and was editor of Type Notes magazine. Her book Creative Minds Don’t Think Alike was published by Ilex Press in 2018, and she also plays bass as one-quarter of the eight-titted beast, Superstation Twatville.