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30 Examples of Minimal Design in Posters

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I know, I know. Minimalist Design is not the “be all and end all” of design and I know that we have featured minimal design a lot here. However, I just wanted to do a post on these posters because I enjoy them so much. They are simple, yet so much fun in the way they convey their message. I would love to get all of these posters for my class. Strangely though, a lot of them have to do with space. Not sure why that is. Any ideas?

1. TV Posters By Albert Exergian

2. The Cult of Done Manifesto by Bre Pettis and James Provost

Bre Pettis devised this manifesto in about 20 minutes. It is a great article but made even better by the poster created by James Provost which uses a series of images to describe each of the items in the manifesto. It is simple, stark and thoughtful in its description of each item. First, I have put the manifesto text below as an explanation of the poster images.

The Cult of Done Manifesto

  1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
  2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
  3. There is no editing stage.
  4. Pretending you know what you’re doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what you’re doing even if you don’t and do it.
  5. Banish procrastination. If you wait more than a week to get an idea done, abandon it.
  6. The point of being done is not to finish but to get other things done.
  7. Once you’re done you can throw it away.
  8. Laugh at perfection. It’s boring and keeps you from being done.
  9. People without dirty hands are wrong. Doing something makes you right.
  10. Failure counts as done. So do mistakes.
  11. Destruction is a variant of done.
  12. If you have an idea and publish it on the internet, that counts as a ghost of done.
  13. Done is the engine of more.

3. Minimalistic Posters from Flickr

The photo organizer and sharing site, Flickr, has a group dedicated to the minimalist poster form.

Eastside Bookshop Posters – miha_ta

Barton Finkrafael muller

House in SnowBen Chlapek

4. Minimalist Space Posters

This first set is by Ross Berens. While maybe not as minimalistic as the others, all the same they fit a lot of information into a poster without packing it with too much information. It is very visual and simple to look at which is great for my students.

Ross Berens

Minimalist Star Wars Posters

This next set of minimalist space posters are by JustinVG. As I love Star Wars, these are a great way to see these areas in a new way. It almost feels like you could walk into a travel agency and book a trip!

International Year of Astronomy and Beyond the International Year of Astronomy

This series, by Simon Page, is what got me started on this whole thing of minimalistic posters. I saw these posters when our class was doing our Space Unit and looking through the International Year of Astronomy sight. You can now purchase them and I would love to have a few of these for my walls, both at school and at home. Due to the popularity no doubt, he has continued with the series on his own adding a 2010 series of space posters to the collection. Take a look:

Do you have any examples of minimalistic posters? What do you like in minimalistic design? Add you thoughts to the comments below!

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