Gabriel Benderski

Short Bio

I was born in Montevideo, Uruguay into a Jewish home in 1988. I started my formal training by studying graphic design at ORT University where I obtained a BA. Prior to going freelance, I worked for five years in a couple design studios where I discovered my enthusiasm for editorial and brand design. As an independent designer I have helped to develop the interior and way-finding design of Campeón del Siglo FIFA Stadium and 1891 Brand for Club Atlético Peñarol. 

Recently, I started to focus on the social realm and as a result the social posters are been displayed in Uruguayan embassies and consulates around the world thanks to the interest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in promoting tolerance among nations, they are also part of The Uruguayan Plan for Human Rights Education and it was declared of educational interest by the Uruguayan Ministry of education and culture.

Throughout this time I did workshops and exhibitions around Uruguay and in New York that intended to demonstrate how graphic design allows us to use it as a tool that promotes tolerance.

Workshops

Casa Artigas, Sauce, Canelones, Uruguay, August 2017.
Centro Socio Cultural, Young, Rí’o Negro, Uruguay, September 2017.
INJU, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, December 2017.
Peace Table, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, December 2017.
Consulate of Uruguay in New York, Manhattan, New York, USA, April 2018.
City College of New York, Manhattan, New York, USA, May 2018.
IMPO, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay June 2018.
INJU, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, July 2018.

Solo Exhibitions

ORT University, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, September 2017.
Casa Artigas, Sauce, Canelones, Uruguay, August 2017.
Centro Socio Cultural, Young, Rí’o Negro, Uruguay, September 2017.
City Hall of San JoséŽ, San JosŽé, San JosŽé, Uruguay, November 2017.
INJU, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, December 2017.
Peace Table, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, December 2017.
Ateneo, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, February 2018.
Consulate of Uruguay in NY, Manhattan, New York, USA, April 2018.
IMPO, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, June 2018.
Montevideo Cabildo, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay, September 2018.

Publications

Typography Essentials. Ina Saltz. Rockport Publishers. 2019.
What Really Makes America Great. Creative Action Network. Andrews McMeel.2018
Graphic Style: From Victorian to Hipster. Steven Heller & Seymour Chwast. Abrams books. 2018.
Freehand: New Typography Sketchbooks. Steven Heller & Lita Talarico. Thames & Hudson. 2018.
What really Makes America Great. Creative Action Network. Andrews McMeel. 2018.

Features & Interviews

Novum
Typeroom
Typograph.her
Graphic Art News
36 Days of Type 2018 Calendar
Etapes
Field Notes
Brand New
36 Days of Type Exposition in Barcelona
Graphic Art News
Río Negro City Hall
Young TV
Typograph.her
Secretariat of Human Rights · Presidency of Uruguay
Channel 10
El Observador
5th edition of the Ibero-American Design Biennial
Peñarol’s FIFA Stadium Film
Tenfield
Cover Junkie

Printed Ephemera of Uruguay

A new project in which the National Library of Uruguay is visited to photograph ephemeral prints of the 19th and 20th centuries with the objective of recovering part of our cultural heritage through a look at the different typesetting compositions of local printers.