The Tel Aviv geek scene

There’s a good story in the new easyJet Traveller about the pivotal role cafes are playing in the growth of Tel Aviv’s new media start-ups. I particularly like the place described in the first para:

“Back in the halcyon days of the late 1990s, there was a popular cafe in the heart of Tel Aviv that didn’t sell anything. Aptly named Like Cafe, it offered free glasses of water and charged patrons five shekels to waste away an afternoon. It was a hit, showcasing Tel Aviv’s most salient resource: communal space.”

You can read the rest of the story here once the new issue goes live on 1 September.

What I also love are the gorgeous day/night illustrations commissioned by art director Mat Wiggins, which have been done by Tel Aviv-based Ella Cohen. There’s some more examples of her work below. (Posted by AndrewH)

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And here’s a bit more of her work. (Posted by AndrewH)





You saw it here first

At the end of last year Thomas Cook Travel did a profile and interview with the Chiappa sisters, stars of Channel 4’s Simply Italian TV show. Art director Julia Murray commissioned photographer Rahel Weiss to do shoot their portraits, and the results were great:

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So good, in fact, the shots turned up here, on the sisters’ website…


…and here as the cover of the girls’ new cookbook. (Posted by AndrewH)