Kobi Benezri was born in Jerusalem, Israel. He studied graphic design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and completed his studies at the Cooper Union School of art in New York.
In 2003 he started working at I.D., the International Design Magazine in New York, and in 2004 he became the Art Director of the magazine.
In 2008 he moved to Zürich, and founded Kobi Benezri Studio, a multidisciplinary art direction office focusing on books, editorial, type, identities, and web design. Among others, the studio works with the Vitra Design Museum, The Schaulager Museum, Whitney Museum, Phaidon Press, Steidl, and Moving Brands, as well as providing creative direction for the Swiss literature publishing house Diogenes.
His fonts have been used by numerous publications worldwide.