Competition: win a book of Noma Bar's illustrations including a signed print

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Bittersweet: Noma Bar

Competition: win a limited-edition book set by Noma Bar and a signed print

Dezeen is giving away two copies of Bittersweet: Noma Bar – a limited-edition set of books by Israeli illustrator Noma Bar, which also includes a signed print.

Bittersweet: Noma Bar

Two readers will each win a copy of Noma Bar's retrospective, comprising five hard-back books, a slipcase and an exclusive signed piece.

Dezeen is also offering three readers the chance to win a paperback version of the set, which publisher Thames & Hudson has condensed into a single volume.

Bittersweet: Noma Bar

Israeli-born Bar, who is now based in London, handpicked a selection of his colourful and deceptively simple illustrations to create Bittersweet: Noma Bar.

Each of the five volumes explores a different theme. Pretty Ugly focuses on portraits, In Out addresses sex, while Life Death explores conflict.

Two more titles, named Less More and Rough Smooth, complete the set.

Bittersweet: Noma Bar

"His use of negative space and minimalist forms creates images with multiple readings that can delight and shock in equal measure," said Thames & Hudson.

"Each of Bar's illustrations tells a story that is hidden in the details, with the message revealing itself as you look more closely."

Bittersweet: Noma Bar

To provide readers with more insight into his work, Bar has written descriptions of each project, to explain his methodology.

"As a collection, the whole is much greater than the sum of these many-layered parts, destined to become a must-have for all followers of visual and popular culture," said Thames & Hudson.

Bittersweet: Noma Bar

Highlights include the giant stamp he created for a London gallery.

Among Noma Bar's other well-known projects are book covers for Don DeLillo and Haruki Murakami, and artwork for a wide range of magazines. He has also created illustrations for Chineasy – a project designed to help people learn to read Chinese characters.

Bittersweet: Noma Bar

Two winners will each win a copy of the limited-edition Bittersweet: Noma Bar, including the signed print. The set is also available to purchase for £200 from Thames & Hudson.

Three more winners will receive a copy of the trade version, priced at £29.95.

Competition closes 2 January 2018. Five winners will be selected at random and notified by email, and their names will be published at the top of this page.