Yossi Lemel was born in 1957 in Jerusalem Israel. He is a political poster artist, creative director a lecturer anda teacher, graduated and taught at the “Bezalel” Academy of Arts andDesign in Jerusalem. Lemel is a partner in the Lemel-Cohen Creative Agency in Tel-Aviv.
Among The agency’s clients: Branding and campaigns for Amnesty International, Greenpeace the Mediterranean, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Civil rights Organization Israel, The Museum for Islamic Arts, Jerusalem, The Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem, The Ministry of the environment, The Ministry of culture and sport, the National Library and branding for commercial clients.
Co-curator of the International traveling exhibition and book “Both Sides of Peace” Israeli and Palestinian posters, Museum of Contemporary Art Raleigh North Carolina since 1996.
A jury member in Biennials of Moscow, Paris, Venice, Milan, Chicago, Mexico City, and invited guest lecturer in Universities and colleges in the USA: Raleigh, Boston, Minneapolis, El Paso ,Seattle, San Jose, California, Morgantown, Corvallis, Milan, Istanbul, Athens, Stockholm, Vienna, Prague,
Sao Paulo and more.Had numerous of social and political workshops in universities around the USA, Mexico, Turkey, Sweden, Italy and Israel.Lemel had 18 solo Poster exhibitions in Berlin, Hamburg , Denver, New Orleans , Istanbul, Casale Monferrato, Poznan, Stockholm and Jerusalem. More than 70 Awards include the Grand Prix at the 1st Korean poster Biennale, the Gold medal at Promax Canada, a Gold Medal at the Mexico Biennale
The Golden Bee Award Moscow, silver medal at the Brno Poster Biennale The Czech republic, 3 silver medals in Mons Poster Triennale, Belgium and others.
A book about his design work “Design+Life” has been published in China (Lingnan Publishing 2003). His works are part of the permanent collections Of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Musee de la Publicite, the Palais du Louvre, Paris, the Neue Sammlung in Munich, the Museum fuer Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg and the National Museum In Poznan, Poland. Both Lemel parents were Holocaust survivors from concentration camps a fact that influenced him in his career as a human rights and environmental activist.