Minimalist Monday – Less is More

by . February 18th, 2013


Minimalism is one of the most diverse design movements from the early years of the 20th century until today. Considered as a design principle more than a visual style, minimalism is achieved by exposing the identity and essence of the subject through removing non-essential elements and features to create a more effective and stronger visual presentation.

Minimalist Monday - Less is More
Less is more. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s mission statement about minimalist design can be expanded into the idea that whether you are designing a website, a brochure or a movie poster, once you remove some unnecessary elements, the design can still function without them.


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Tracing back in history, the term minimalism was often times related to architecture design. But with the development of technology and with the influence of pop culture, the minimalist style can now be applied into various forms of art. From a modern phone, sleek sofa, interactive web interface to the simplest magazine covers, movie posters and business cards, the art of minimalism is almost everywhere.

To further explore the world of minimalism in design, we here at You The Designer will showcase the most creative and inspiring minimalist works in this new segment called “Minimalist Monday” – tackling all the awesomeness in the minimalist world to spice up you boring Mondays. And for our kick starter post, we give you a collection of minimalist print designs for your creative inspiration. Enjoy!


The New York Times Magazine

The New York Times Magazine | Design Director: Arem Duplessis | Source


Orbit, remote car starters

Orbit, remote car starters: Small | Creative Director: Gaëtan Namouric | Source


Red Riding Hood | Noma Bar

Red Riding Hood | Noma Bar | Source


Esquire | Noma Bar

Esquire | Noma Bar


Die Hard Poster

Die Hard Minimalist Poster | Source


The Others Minimalist

The Others Minimalist | liquidsouldesign | Source


Pokemon - Charmander Minimalist

Pokemon – Charmander Minimalist | TracingHorses | Source


Lego: Green Brick

Lego: Green Brick | Pereira, Fortes, Coelho | Source


Amnesty International

Amnesty International | Source



Jean.Machine | Two Times Elliott | Source


The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower | earlgreymornings | Source


BLEND Magazine, Issue 05 The Modern Minimalist

BLEND Magazine, Issue 05 The Modern Minimalist | Source


Minimalist Monday is just a piece of the bigger cake we are going to serve you every week. We prepared something to share every single day focusing on a specific creative field so watch out for that!



Which of today’s minimalist designs is your most favorite? Tell us your thoughts as well as your suggestions by commenting below.


Kerby is an online marketer who has a keen eye in print design and creative artworks. When not at work, he spends most of his time in completing his sketchbooks with doodles and illustrations from anything that inspires him to draw. He is an avid fan of Japanese Anime, manga and some comic book characters. Check out his illustration blog and portfolio for more info.