About the Artist

Simon Prais has a modern orthodox Jewish appreciation of the Torah, and an art college training with master’s degree in visual communication – “Design considerations affecting the simultaneous use of Latin and Hebrew typography”.

He gained his knowledge of colour communication and graphics manipulation through his 35+ years’ professional career. 

Simon is Technical Director of LUMESCA Group Limited (t/a Color Confidence), a company he co-founded in 1986. Originally known as TypeMaker, the business offered typesetting and design services to the then emerging desktop computer imagesetting market. The company has evolved to become a leading global supplier of colour management, photography and bespoke industrial graphics solutions.​

 

Gematriart combines Simon’s diverse areas of expertise with a unique mix of creative and technical approaches. Some examples of my related work are listed below.

 
Selection of my Judaic creative and research works
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1983

“After Eat”– Grace After Meals booklet (bencher), cover design.

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1986-7

Encyclopaedia Judaica Year Book

One of a few referenced designers in the UK.

Article by Dr Leila Avrin.

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1986

Cover design for the Jewish Chronicle 5747 New Year Issue. Through the recommendation of Abram Games.

1985

“Design considerations affecting the simultaneous use of Latin and Hebrew typography”.

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1991

Oxford University L'Chaim Society Logo.

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2009

Design and Typographic review of the Koren bilingual siddur

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2013

Redevelopment of Birmingham Central Synagogue

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2018

Shir HaMaalot / Song of Ascents canvases, Birmingham Central United Synagogue

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