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Calling all art history buffs… have we got a challenge for you! Coded into each of these minimalist posters is a famous artist from the pages of history; whether that be the pages of antiquity, modern art or even current masters on display. [Read more...]
As the Christopher Nolan Dark Night Trilogy has come to an end, graphic designer David Ryan Andersson has created a series of minimalist posters to highlight it’s key players. Each poster features a shadowed figure of each on a solid colored background along with a quote representative of each character. See your favorite hero along with the villains from Nolan’s Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises in a minimalistic fashion. David Ryan Andersson is a Chicago native currently attending the University of Illinois for advertising. [Read more...]
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The ghostly images of Michael Kenna give us a hauntingly beautiful lens with which to view our natural world. Many of his photos are inspired by his travels abroad, with Japan being one of his biggest influences. When Kenna first visited Japan in 1987 for a one-person exhibition, he became completely entranced with the countries stark terrain. Since then, Kenna has traveled throughout the world snapping his striking, minimalist landscapes, which continue to capture the essence and grace of the eerie mountains, oceans and valleys he photographs. [Read more...]
Sometimes the very best designs are those that strip away all that is unnecessary, all fluffy decoration, and leave us with a simple message that speaks to the human condition. Christopher David Ryan’s (aka CDR) work does just that. He creates beautiful, simple graphics embedded with cleverly thought out meaning, whether that be something about love, or simply a deep appreciation for vinyl based music… and that’s just what CDR’s work emphasizes: in his words “music, the universe, the human condition and natural phenomena.” [Read more...]
These minimalist movie posters have such elegant continuity of design, leaving much to the imagination while also being easily recognizable. UK based graphic designer Dale Peart was contacted by Turner Classic Movies and asked to create posters for any three of their iconic films, to be used as a set… it took him no time to choose his favorite three movies to represent: Aliens, No Country For Old Men and Inception. Helping to build a visual link between each poster, he used a linear theme, drawing one important aspect of each film. [Read more...]
Eastern Europe adopted modern design in the 50′s and 60′s like no other area of the world. From architecture to propaganda posters, the modern and minimalist aesthetic was everywhere. One of the common places these designs found a home was on the matchbox covers of the general public. In communist countries, propaganda for the space race was popular, but so were public health announcements about alcohol abuse, hygiene and safety on the roads… in the case of the labels displayed here, the simple message was to enjoy the beautiful outdoor colors of autumn [Read more...]
Graphic designer Marko Manev has a large and growing collection of minimalist tributes to Marvel superheros; from the Incredible Hulk to Magneto, many of the greats are here. The posters have a nice folded and worn look to them, as if they once proudly symbolized support for their namesake on some imaginary street corner. Purchase prints of these works at society6.com or follow Marko Manev on Twitter @MarkoManev. [Read more...]
Classic children’s stories are timeless windows into the human psyche. With their embedded kernels of life wisdom and lessons about our desires they can teach us much about what it means to be human. Christian Jackson, a “gun for hire in the design industry,” has created a personal project that beautifully distills the elements of these iconic stories down to their essential elements… still enough to be easily recognizable. Wander over to squareinchdesign.com to see more or to order an affordable print.
Can you guess each story without looking at the title first? [Read more...]