Alon Braier is the winner of the First International Reggae Poster Contest and one of the artists featured in the NGJ’s upcoming World-A-Reggae exhibition.
Alon Braier is a 28 years old freelance illustrator based in Jaffa, Israel. He graduated in 2010 from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, with one semester in Maryland Institute College of Art. In the last two years he has been working with a vast variety of clients, including several magazines, high tech companies, advertising agencies and design studios. Along with being a graphic designer, Braier is also a musician, skilled with both the saxophone and bass guitar. He played with several local Reggae bands and attended Reggae festivals and jam sessions in north Israel.
Braier was first exposed to Reggae music as a teenager by his father who owned several Reggae-Pop albums. Later on,when he was working as salesman in a local record shop, he discovered Roots Reggae through artists like Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and the Trojan record label.
Back in 2006, the first ever commercial poster Braier ever did was for an Israeli Reggae band from Jerusalem named Reggaestan. By his third year of art-college Alon found himself really getting into Dub and the creation of Dub music. Today he has a small studio in his home where he experiments with drum machines, effects and early Dub production methods.
Braier’s main goal as an artist was always to combine his two biggest passions for design and music and using both fields as a source for inspiration.
Alon Braier will be present at the opening of the World-A-Reggae exhibition on Sunday, September 30. His visit is generously funded by the Government of Israel, as a cultural exchange between Israel and Jamaica.
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