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01.10.13 Andy Cush

As designer Andrew Lynch points out, though traditional Subway maps are extraordinarily useful, in the strictest sense, many aren’t really maps at all: proportions are skewed in favor of readability, so that the distance between two stops on the map may not truly reflect their actual proximity. With a passion for accuracy and an eye […]

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12.28.12 Irina Dvalidze

Illustrator Ale Giorgini has created a series of cult movie posters featuring group shots of the films’ prominent characters reduced to their geometric, Picasso-ish forms. Cartoony, no? Nonetheless, Giorgini’s illustrations are clever in their own right, especially as he stealthily works in the titles and catchphrases into the designs. Cute. Ah, gotta get that minimalist kick fix. […]

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06.18.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL favorite Viktor Hertz, maker of the pictogram movie posters has made some more pictogram posters. These are awesome. The most recognizable songs of the most recognizable music artists of if all time, simmered nicely down to a cluster of pictograms. […]

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01.17.12 Marina Galperina

Brooklyn artist Leon Reid IV, the gent behind triumphantly decking out Union Square’s Washington statue in tourist schwag, brings you the Recent History Design Series — a minimalist poster bundle reflecting on major stuff that’s been up recently. Big stuff, bad stuff, history-changing stuff. They’re like flashcards for future history students! Right? No? We’ll see. […]

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01.11.12 Marina Galperina

For the love of minimalism, here’s Swissted — a bounty of real vintage punk-rock-show flyers from the ’70s-’90s, remixed in Swiss modernist typography by Mike Joyce of Stereotype Design. That is, rendered gorgeously in “the standard swiss kiosk dimensions of 35.5 inches wide by 50 inches high and set in berthold akzidenz grotesk medium, all […]

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11.29.11 Marina Galperina

The city has unveiled its latest traffic safety campaign and it’s very clever. Presenting with enthusiasm: Curbside Haiku, a series of minimalist posters wherein in pictogram people get into a series of unfortunate interactions with NYC traffic. Put your magical phone over the QR code and wise poems appear, stylized in traditional haiku, instructing you […]

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09.28.11 Marina Galperina

Designer Simon Bent’s Science Vs Delirium series tributes history’s greatest scientists, chemists and inventors with minimalist hybrids of Rorschach blotters and ’60s psychedelic graphics. Just like the lab housewife-dozing experiments with LSD of the 1950’s, their work took guts, curiosity and mind-altering leaps in thinking. […]

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09.23.11 Marina Galperina

Designer Evan Stremke’s Invitation to an Assassination minimalist posters are morbid and conflicting. They’re simple and crammed with murder specifics, active participants’ affiliation insignia and conspiracy theories surrounding the high-profile assassinations of heroes and villains of world history, like the four broken strings for four shots fired into Lennon. There are also Easter Eggs. Does that Bin Laden assasination symbol for “Operation Neptune Spear” […]

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