This post is for the fortunate ones out there able to do their job safely at home while our world is uPside down. While we continue to stay optimistic on progress being made we're also going a bit batty, not unlike so many of you. It's time, we decided, for a little home "office" spruce up if we're going to maintain our productivity and sanity for the long haul.
Good design for me is all about simplicity. I know that term can be interpreted in so many different ways. For me at the top of the list is simplicity of the function, most inevitably that will result in the reduction of the form. In this post I would love to focus on form alone and feature the beautiful work of Gil Huybrecht, a designer and skateboarder from Belgium. Gil has an awesome portfolio of minimalist looking website designs that make me want to redesign all my sites using his work as reference.
Yaiza Liébana. The brand identity for this psychiatric clinic relays on the layout created from golden ratio, which evokes classical aesthetic perfection and visual calm. This, altogether with the color palette, helps to generate a comfortable homelike feeling. The work was created and shared by Carles Rodrigo, a designer and photographer based in Valencia, Spain.
Minimalist app design seems to be more than a trend but a expected evolution for interface design. Before people were not familiar with these new touch devices, it was important to make sure things had a connection with the real things, therefore the hyper-realistic design full of shadows, depth, texture and colors. I am not saying that it's not important to highlight what is tappable or not and trust me, I am very familiar with the subject. But the more used people get with the devices the basic interface starts to take the passenger seat and let the content drive the user attentions.
One of the reasons I got to design was because of posters, especially movie posters. It was part of my childhood going to the movies and while waiting checking the posters of the upcoming movies. I see a lot of that style for poster design coming back now because the 80s are again very trendy, the new Netflix show Stranger Things is a great example.
This is an amazing minimalist series of illustrations by the Italian illustrator Ray Oranges. It's incredible how simple it is and how great of a connection is made with the title. Enjoy! For more from Ray Oranges visit ray-oranges.com or behance.net/ray-oranges.
Two Times Elliott is a design consultancy based in Notting Hill, London. They specialize in branding and helping clients communicate their message clearly and intelligently. As you will see their typelogos are vert minimalist, clever, and effective. Enjoy! For more from Two Times Elliott visit 2xelliott.co.uk, and behance.net/twotimeselliott.
The title of this project says it all, "A lonely god". The inspiration behind these illustrations created by Cosmosnail is to show super heroes alone doing something related with their super powers. We see Superman flying out in space, there's Batman lonely checking his computer system and others like Ironman, Spider-man and Wolverine. "Even with super power we are all alone" is a minimalist set of illustrations created by Belhoula Amir, also known as Cosmosnail, an illustrator and character design from Lyon, France.
Gotta love movie posters! I mean, the fan-made ones, because Hollywood has been doing the same posters for the past decades and it's being really annoying to see such similar posters. That's why I love fan-made, minimalistic posters.
Futurism - An Odyssey in Continuity is a poster series designed by the British designer Simon C. Page. Each poster is amazing on a certain way, they all have really great patterns that show continuity to represent the future and are very well styled by great color patterns. Check them out!
Designed by Marko Manev, a comic artist and illustrator out of Macedonia. These posters are an awesome mix of minimalist design with marvel characters that we are all familiar with. The simplicity of each poster is enough to bring you memories of your favorite marvel hero. Check it out!
Andrew Kim is a 19-year-old born product designer from Seoul in Korea. He is currently studying at Art Center and living in L.A in United States. Andrew create products that is purely innovative and creatively minimalistic. This is in my opinion a great example of taking your personal projects to a whole new level.
I came across this awesome collection of minimalist poster designs from the Star Wars Galaxy and it really inspired me with the simplicity of the design and the complexity of the meaning. These posters were designed by Justin Van Genderen, a freelancer designer/illustrator from Chicago. Check it out!