Minimalist Posters

Minimalist Posters for Your Favorite Children’s Stories

[Editor’s note: While your Flavorwire editors take a much-needed holiday break, we’ll spend the next two weekends revisiting some of our most popular features of the year. This post was originally published July 26, 2011.] All it takes is a single image to evoke our favorite Grimm’s fairy tales and other childhood stories: Rapunzel’s golden braid, the Cheshire Cat’s toothy grin in Alice in Wonderland, Snow White’s poison apple. These are the stars of Christian Jackson’s minimalist kids-book posters, which provide a refreshing alternative to the loud, busy Disney-style design of most entertainment-inspired children’s decor. Although most of these affordable prints would look great in a tot’s bedroom (despite Jackson’s disclaimer that “not all images are appropriate for children”), we wouldn’t be embarrassed to hang them in our apartment, either. Take a look at the series after the jump, and click here to buy a poster. … Read More

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'X-Men' Characters Get Minimalist Poster Treatment

Joining the minimalist poster family are these latest creations from Etsy user Harshness, who has crafted an entire gallery of X-Men prints. Mutant powers inspire these streamlined artworks where Marvel members like Storm, Wolverine, and Cyclops have been pared down to their purest essence. We wonder what the Magneto movie poster would have looked like. Ahem. Click through our gallery for a look at X-Men done minimalist. … Read More

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Minimalist Posters of Iconic Movie Masks

What do Batman, Darth Vader, and the Phantom of the Opera have in common? Well, besides being fictional characters, they all wear instantly recognizable masks. Spanish graphic designer Alejandro de Antonio Fernández has recognized this and created a collection of bold, somewhat minimalist posters celebrating film’s most iconic masks, from The Silence of the Lambs to V for Vendetta. Check out a selection of our favorites from the series after the jump, then visit Behance to see the rest, and purchase affordable prints at Society 6, perhaps for the cinephile (or Anonymous member) on your holiday shopping list. … Read More

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Clever Minimalist Movie Posters

We’re big fans of minimalist posters around here, which is why Matt Owen’s sleek and sharp minimalist movie posters caught the attention of our adoring peepers. The Arkansas designer felt inspired by the likes of Hitchcock’s finest and other cinematic greats to create these bold, yet somehow still subtle, interpretations of movies in glorious poster form. See if you agree with us past the break, where we highlight several minimal works of art that provide maximum satisfaction. … Read More

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Gallery: Genis Carreras’ Mininimalist Philosophy Posters

If you’re always embarrassing yourself by mixing up your -isms, then Philographics, a series of minimalist posters by London-based graphic designer Genis Carreras that we spotted on ANIMAL might come in handy. His playful graphics not only explain philosophical belief systems using basic shapes — but thanks to a punchy palette, they’d also make an attractive (not to mention highbrow!) addition to any apartment’s walls. Click through our slide show to see a selection of our favorites, and head over to Society6 to grab the poppy print that speaks to you. … Read More

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Gallery: Minimalist Pop Culture Pictogram Posters

Have you ever wished that someone would distill Darth Vader’s life story into a handful of crudely drawn images? Well, you’re in luck! Earlier today our friends over at Brain Pickings tipped us off to a set of clever pop culture pictogram posters by the Milan-based creative agency H-57 that tackle the histories of subjects who range from Jesus to Michael Jackson. “The pictogram history posters were born out of an art-like collaboration with the website First Floor Under, which is a creativity and photography blog, a digital publishing house,” explains a representative from H-57. “We want to create many of them to give our point of view on the most famous world stories. Unfortunately, the ones with tragic ending are the funniest and most interesting.” Click through to see what they’ve come up with so far, and stay tuned for the promised next additions to the series — Napoleon and Vlad Dracula. … Read More

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Minimalist Typography Film Posters

As big fans of both typography and minimalist film posters, a new series by 28-year-old Swedish illustrator and graphic designer Patrik Svensson seems like it was made specifically for us. “I have always been a fan of designers that integrate with the viewer to create a sort of game together,” he explains. “I always strive to leave some space for the viewer to fill.” Click through for his creative take on films that range from childhood favorites like The Karate Kid and Home Alone to classics like The Shawshank Redemption and The Usual Suspects. … Read More

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Pictogram Posters of Stanley Kubrick’s Films

Who else could summarize Stanley Kubrick‘s cinematic oeuvre into a series of perfect minimalist posters but the web-beloved Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz? Following up on his series of Pictogram Posters, Hertz serves up an all Kubrick pictogram extravaganza for an online exhibition in honor of the director at the French Cinémathèqu. Check out his brilliant series featuring the unsettling proportions of Lolita the picto-“nymph,” Private Pile’s tragic end and Alex DeLarge made villainous with signature bowler hat, cane, and lashes. … Read More

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Wanted: Minimalist Music Genre Posters

For a new limited-edition poster series curated by Edit, a New York City-based creative technologist and art director, each designer was asked to represent a musical genre using one element and one typeface (stating the genre). Click through to check out the stunning results, which cover the entire musical gamut — from metal all the way to Detroit techno. … Read More

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Wanted: Eric Slager’s Minimalist Muppets Poster

“In the spirit of trying new things, I wanted to try some minimalism that wasn’t a movie poster,” explains graphic designer Eric Slager on his blog. “Throw in my recent trip to the Jim Henson’s Fantastic World exhibit at the Museum of Science & Industry, and the ever-expanding buzz around the new Jason Segel… Read More

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