Poster Tales - 2009100 Years to the First Hebrew City Tel Aviv - Jaffa
61 Years to the State of Israel

Notice the number 61 interwoven into the Star of David in the center. The two blue stripes that reference the Israeli flag are depicted as skyscrapers towering over old and new architectural icons of the city, including the Herzeliya Gymnasium (high school), which no longer exists, the Shalom Tower which replaced it, a Bauhaus building, and more.

Designer: Ehud Elimelech



Poster Tales - 2010“If you will it, it is no dream” – the 150th birthday of the Visionary of the State, Theodor Herzl
The 62nd Independence Day of the State of Israel

Notice the iconic portrait of Herzl leaning over a balcony in Basel, placed in modern day Jerusalem. Depicted are the Knesset, the light rail, Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, and the Chords Bridge design by Santiago Calatrava.

Designer: Barbara Gur



Poster Tales - 2011Arevin zeh la’zeh – A Year of Mutual Responsibility
All of Israel is Responsible for One Another
63 Years to the State of Israel

The verse from the Talmud served as an inspiration for this year’s theme chosen by the Ministerial Committee on Symbols and Ceremonies. The poster depicts the multicultural fabric of Israeli society as a Matryoshka doll, which is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. They are connected to, and thus, responsible for each other. The Russian Matryosha is a wink to several waves of Russian immigrants to Israel.

The dolls consist of a chalutz (pioneer) with a shovel and kova tembel (dunce hat) as the largest doll and an Ethiopian child holding a popsicle with Ethiopian flag colors as the smallest.

Designer: Yigal Hazan

  • Who else do you see in the depiction?
  • What else do you see in the depiction?


Poster Tales - 201466 Years to the State of Israel
A Time for Women - Achievements and Challenges

The official annual theme in Israel for 2014 celebrated the contributions of women for advancements and innovations in all aspects of Israeli society, culture, and industry.


Notice the woman's profile inside the Magen David. It is integrated in a dominant and central place in the state emblem. The woman is in motion and in an upward momentum. She has long hair flowing in multiple colors and symbols that express action and direction.

Designer: Ofir Meirav


Poster Tales - 201769 Years to the State of Israel
Marking 50 Years to the Liberation and Reunification of Jerusalem

This year’s theme “50 years since the liberation and unification of the capital of Israel – Jerusalem,” commemorates the victorious battle for the old city of Jerusalem during 1967’s Six Day War. The poster utilized the official logo of the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of Jerusalem. 

Designer: Unknown



  • How is Jerusalem celebrated in this design?
  • Why do you think the artist chose these two colors for the entire design?
  • What significance does the number five play in this design?

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