Israel: The Land and Its People, 1962.

by Amy Collier

Israel: The Land and Its People, 1962
front cover

Published by the Israel Government Tourist Corporation, Jerusalem
Printed by L. Van Leer en Co N.V., Amsterdam
Drawings and lay-out by Dan Gelbart

Women in Israel

Men in Israel

Galilee

Children in Israel

Negev

Tourists in Israel

Israel: The Land and Its People, 1962
back cover

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One of my most prized mid-century paper finds in recent weeks, a compact and visually rich 1962 modern tourist guide to Israel. Printed with gold metallic, cyan, magenta and black inks, these beautifully simplistic mixed line art and folk art style illustrations leap off the pages when you see them in person. The perfect bound booklet is filled with perforated removable postcards. You are looking at a few samples of these postcards above in addition to the front and back covers.

The credit line reads, “Drawings and lay-out by Dan Gelbart.” But who is the artist? I have struck out finding any online information on this particular Dan Gelbart. Hopefully, facts will surface and I will be able to expand on this post in the future.

–Amy

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