What to Do in Tel Aviv? 16 Recommendations for Graphic Designers

Roy Dalal gave up the plane ticket and went out to scout for local design gems in the first Hebrew city

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You haven't made a mistake, you're still in the Design Abroad section, and yes, we decided to write about Tel Aviv. Why? Because.

 

Hibino

A one-of-a-kind shop/gallery featuring art, household goods, and everyday items – all made in Japan. Beautiful high-end products with an aesthetic and meticulous design, as befitting the land of the rising sun. Although things can get pricey, with a little patience you will find the best item for you.

www.hibino.co.il
Yavne St 30, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)

 

Baalei Hamelacha

One of the unique places in Tel Aviv’s design scene. This studio preserves all the printing techniques that each designer has favored ever since they experimented with them in their first year of design school. It’s worth browsing through the site to see what activities the studio offers, some of which require no prior knowledge, so there’s no need to worry! You can also find original T-shirts, products, and prints.

www.hamelaha.co.il
Nitsana St 15, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)

 

Gottesgnade

A family workshop from the early 20th century (1921) that produces, preserves, and recycles high-quality stamps made of various materials. A true typographic treasure. Just come on over, dig in and take photos. Of course, you can also order a personal or business stamp, or maybe even buy one of the other art products the store offers, such as jewelry.

www.facebook.com/Gottesgnade-Stamps-TLV
Derech Menachem Begin 1 (google maps)

 

Joseph Bau House Museum

This studio served one of the most important graphic designers in Israel – Joseph Bau. Here his works are immortalized in all types of media: illustrations, posters, animated videos, etc., allowing us to enjoy their great historical and cultural value in addition to their design and artistic qualities.

www.josephbau.org
Berdyczewski St 9 (google maps)

 

Yooletta

High-end paper products store with items such as: prints, notebooks, special book covers, household goods, unique stationery and more, each boasting a meticulous design with a touch of vintage. Among other things, the store offers products by international paper brands and DIY accessories with a special touch.

www.yooletta.com
Sderot Masaryk 19, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)

 

Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The museum is uniquely divided into two buildings, which include a section of contemporary Israeli art; photography, design and architecture sections; drawing and printing sections, and more. Every few months, new exhibits on various design topics are launched and you don’t want to not miss that.

www.tamuseum.org.il
Sderot Sha'ul HaMelech 27, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)

 

Asufa

A design store based mostly on the works of fledgling Israeli designers. The store is located in the flea market in Jaffa. There you can find cool plastic products, gadgets, groovy notebooks, kitchen tools, kids’ toys, jewelry and of course the flagship product – the Passover Haggadah. This Haggadah is published each year in a specially designed edition and features spectacular imagery by young Israeli illustrators.

www.asufadesign.com
Nachman St 2, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)

 

Edition

Upscale store located in a spacious location in one of the first homes ever built in the Neve-Tzedek neighborhood. This is an elite design & lifestyle store offering a wide range of products – furniture and kitchenware, kids’ products, jewelry, watches, fashion, and swimwear.

editionby.com
Aharon Chelouche St 27, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)

 

Papier

The bread and butter of graphic designers, centuries before the invention of the computer – paper – and lots of it (but not only). At “Papier” you will find countless paper products with meticulous and minimalist designs, textiles with a typographic aroma, cool houseware, and everything else you can imagine from fine-looking paper.

www.papier.co.il
Sderot David HaMelech 1, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)

 

HaMigdalor

In this store, located in the heart of south Tel Aviv, you will find a great supply of design and art books at fair prices, as well as posters, prints, and other small items that’ll catch your attention. The parents among you will find quite a few quality gifts and magazines for the little ones too.

www.hamigdalor.co.il
Mikve Israel St 18, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)

 

Dizengoff Square Market (Temporarily Moved to the Givon Complex)

A market mainly focused on vintage products – art and collectibles, records, books, Judaica, decorative objects, textiles, cameras, coins, and what not? In short, who doesn't like a quality flea market?

www.mouse.co.il/special-events/1.3499125
(google maps)

 

Bauhaus Center

Located in the heart of the famous downtown street, this gallery features varying exhibits and displays, mainly on the topic of the "White City" and its typical Bauhaus style. Guided tours of the city on this theme can be arranged. In addition, there is a design store that showcases Israeli design (graphic and industrial) where you can purchase posters, gifts, books, etc.

shop.bauhaus-center.com
Dizengoff St 77, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)

 

Jalada

This is the home of the colorful, young, funny, and hip graphic design. Here you will find insanely cool T-shirts and posters, all made by Tel Aviv's best young illustrators.

www.facebook.com/geladastudio
Simtat Beit HaBad 3, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)

 

Flea Market in Jaffa

The famous market which is of course a must-visit is located close to the sea and includes countless restaurants, bars, shops of all kinds (including many hidden design gems), etc. For the hustle and bustle lovers – summertime Fridays are highly recommended!

Olei Zion St, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)
www.tel-aviv.gov.il/Visitors/KnowTelAviv/Pages/Markets.aspx

 

Kuli Alma

Tel Aviv is not lacking when it comes to nightlife. Kuli Alma is a large dance bar that offers good music and features lots of art, with exhibits by designers, typographers, illustrators, and graffiti artists. You’d be hard-pressed to catch an evening without an art display.

Mikve Israel St 10, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)
facebook.com/kulialma

 

Teder

A hybrid of an online radio station and a bar & restaurant – jam-packed with various cool events, including small and unique design fairs. Check out their cool website and give a listen to the broadcast.

Derech Jaffa 9, Tel Aviv-Yafo (google maps)
teder.fm