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Minimalist Design (Jessica Needle)

4 May

Noting that minimalist design emerged in the 1960s as a response to abstract art, Jessica stresses the importance of negative space in directing user attention. She applies these principles in a poster designed for the film The Graduate. Read more on her blog.

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Minimalist Design (Paige Carlson)

4 May

Noting that she enjoys it when an image or picture creates “a deep meaning or linked meanings based off of the simple meaning and the lack of the information given,” Paige created this minimalist wallpaper for The Sims. Read more on her blog.

Minimalist Design

4 May

“I’m not great at minimalism, not on demand at least,” says Rachel. Her minimalist poster represents three Whedon classics: Buffy, Serenity, and Dollhouse. Read more on her blog.

Minimalist Design (Sarah Dropek)

4 May

“Ah, delicious minimalism, I love it too much. From a person who hates having a cluttered desktop, minimalism is a gift sent from above.” Sarah’s poster for Resident Evil emphasizes the ridiculousness of the “Fighting Fuck Toy” trope by highlighting Jovovich’s dress. Read more in her blog posting.

Minimalist Design (Laura Schluckebier)

2 May
We are the music makers, and we are the makers of dreams.

Laura notes that minimal designs employ some recognizable trends such as use of white space, use of grey with accent colors, use of abstract shapes, use of core themes, and use of circles. With that in mind, she created this poster for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. “The older version, thank you very much,” she adds. Read her blog posting for more of her thoughts on minimalist design.

Minimalist Design (Andrew Coe)

2 May
Game of Minimal Thrones

Using this badge as a chance to create a book cover for Game of Thrones, Andrew reports that “This particular design was difficult for me because when I first learned graphic design back in high school, it was for yearbook and whitespace was not allowed. ” No worries, Andrew. Tyrion Lannister would approve of your work.

Minimalist Design (Alexa Hong)

26 Apr

In her minimalist poster for the film Tangled, Alexa includes purple (the color of Rapunzel’s dress) and Corona’s emblem. “I have decided that I love minimalist designs,” she concludes.