The Last Emperor by Noma Bar reminds us of our relationship with nature

Playful, smart and with a whole load of negative space and minimalism, Noma Bar creates work that speaks volumes without using any words and is instantly recognisable the world over.

The Israel-born graphic designer and illustrator's distinctive art has appeared in many media publications such as Time Out, The Guardian and New York Times, and has illustrated over a hundred magazine covers. He has even released three books of his work, including Guess Who: The Many Faces of Noma Bar, Negative Space, and Bittersweet. He's also created book covers for Don DeLillo and Haruki Murakami. And he's created work for various ad campaigns for Google, Sony and Nike. "I always try to say more with less," he says, "and communicate complex ideas by using minimal visual elements."

For Creative Boom, Noma has created The Last Emperor – an exclusive artwork inspired after he read an article that stated 98% of emperor penguin colonies could be extinct by 2100.

"As we are all aware of the global warming issues, I thought about creating an image that brings a symbolic commitment between humans and nature," Noma explains. "A handshake between two sides that forms a penguin and also a human hand that takes care of him."

The Last Emporer by Noma Bar has been made exclusively for Creative Boom. Printed on Hahnemühle Photorag Giclée fine art paper, it's available in A3 with 100% carbon-neutral printing and delivery, plus free and fast global shipping with every order.

Photography by Chris Brock

The Last Emperor by Noma Bar reminds us of our relationship with nature

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