Monday, October 22, 2012

Ronny Edry -- Designing a vision of peace

Published on Oct 18, 2012 by
Ronny Edry talks about a peace movement he created by simply designing a poster. As a graphic designer, he often uploads images he created to Facebook. One night, he decided that the escalating war of threats between the Israeli and Iranian governments had reached its peak and he wanted to send a new message: Iranians, We Love You. The movement that began as a poster has now turned into a global image protest, with Iranians, Israeli and others using the power of social media to send their governments a new message of peace.

Ronny is a graphic designer, an illustrator and a teacher. He grew up in Paris, France and has been living in Israel since 1989. Ronny graduated with honors from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, and has since been a permanent staff member teaching Visual Communication at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, and formerly at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design.

Ronny works as a designer and is the acclaimed author of several graphic novels. He is the owner and founder of "Pushpin", a Preparation School for the art and design academies and has received awards for his works as a graphic designer, in addition to taking part in numerous art exhibitions.

Ronny has always been involved with social issues and political media and has been a constant voice in the conversation on many topics with the bold social awareness posters, that he's come to be known for. An international exchange of posters, between Israelis, Iranians, Palestinians, Jordanians and more has spiraled and gained speed, with an average of 2 million visitors daily to the Facebook page; bus-side ads of the "We don't want to die in your war" campaign are running on 70 buses in Tel Aviv for three weeks in October, 2012.