Minimal Graphics: The Powerful New Look of Graphic Design

What jump-started the return to a more minimal philosophy? The visual pendulums natural swing is a likely cause; After a decade of distended. layered, filtered, fragmented, disordered, and reassembled graphics, people want something fresh. The natural place to look for it is in the extreme opposite direction Maybe, simply exhausted by the incredible pace of life today. people crave respite in their environments Or, perhaps, designers have tired of diddling with technology and have refocused their attention on the real business of design to communicate. Although computerscan present formidable challenges, the amount of effort necessary to produce a truly minimal design is probably even greater. To liberate a massage completely from the extraneous is extremely difficult.

If you check out any design magazine from the last several years, you’ll find graphics of all kinds becoming more and more refined Layouts are cleaner, Communication is much more direct. Is the spirit of the Bauhaus more forcefully surfacing from the public psyche? Modernism is back If you’re a colorist at heart, you’re in your element. But instead of assuming that everything is unabashedly derivative, it’s somehow more heartening to think that today’s minimal movement might be a wholesome return to roots, a re-centering of design that will cause designers to reconsider their role in a very overwhelming world -to make the way clear for understanding.
Catharine Fishel

 

Book Details

  • Title: Minimal Graphics: The Powerful New Look of Graphic Design
  • Author: Catharine Fishel
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers (March 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1564966283
  • ISBN-13: 978-1564966285
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 9.5 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds

 

 

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