When Paul Kor came to Israel, his first professional encounter was with Israel’s leading publishing house, Shimoni. There he designed covers for such books as "Pharaoh" and "The Slum Boy," among many others. His work rallied interest from a variety of other publishers, including Masada, Dvir and Zemora.

Kor was a great reader who felt a book cover should capture the spirit of the book. He thought it needed to hint at a story’s inner


contents in a manner that pushes it to stand out on a bookshelf, stopping potential readers in their tracks. To that end, Kor made sure to read each book for which he designed a cover from beginning to end. He was one of the few artists at the time who went to such lengths to accurately and captivatingly convey a book’s essence.