Minimalist News: current news now in ultra-short form

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 25 March 2014

Sometimes you just want the news without all the speculation and gossip. And without all those words. An anonymous student in France has run with the idea of keeping headline news concise – extremely concise – and created Minimalist News. This fun and quirky news service is available on Twitter and Facebook and chooses to announce its headlines by minimalist graphics.

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Products given the minimalist makeover by Antrepo

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design, New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 11 March 2014

If minimalist design sends a shiver of joy down your back, you’re in good company. Antrepo, a creative agency, has taken some of our favourite foods and toned down the packaging for a sleek, minimalist look. ‘The stark simplicity of each transformation [is] a commentary on the folly of branding ideals’, and is definitely easier on the eyes. I don’t know about you, but I think the minimalist packaging looks a lot better than the overcrowded labels we’re living with today.

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Aēsop’s amazing glass roofed store in Adelaide

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in Architecture on Friday 24 May 2013

As you should all know by now Aēsop is one of my favourite brands; amazing products, amazing philosophy and amazing stores. My absolute favourite store, though, would have to be their wondrous Adelaide space which has a roof made out of recycled bottles. Designed by Melbourne’s March Studios, the bottles are arranged into a wave […]

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Designer’s minimalistic tattoo pays tribute to dad

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 4 May 2013

Kirk Wallace’s father once told him that he’d like a tattoo of crop circles on his forearm when he gets better from his sickness. When he passed away in Jan this year, Wallace, who is an illustrator and graphic designer, started sketching as a sort of tribute to his dad. He didn’t stop working on […]

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The power of minimalist branding

Darwin Cosico Contributor

By Darwin Cosico in New Design on Thursday 13 September 2012

I recently stumbled across this project about simplicity on product packaging on Antrepo. Looking at these samples, it makes you realize that a minimalist effect is sometimes more powerful and eye-catching. Maybe it’s why Apple is one of the most recognizable brands out there. 

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Hyper-real illustrations by Quebec-based Amanda Mocci

Mat Miller Reader Find

By Mat Miller in New Art on Thursday 26 April 2012

Amanda Mocci is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator from Montreal. Her work is influenced by the minimalism of black and white as well as the chaotic beauty and mystery of the universe. The first thing you notice when viewing one of Mocci’s pieces is the photo-realistic nature of her work and the insane amount of detail that is put into it. The thing that really sets this of,f however, is the contrast between the photo-realistic and the more surreal and colourful elements of her work. The marriage of the two makes for something very special.

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Minimalistic photography by Dong Hoon Jun

Patrick Alfred Reader Find

By Patrick Alfred in New Photography on Thursday 22 March 2012

Dong Hoon Jun is a Los Angeles photographer with a brilliant eye for storytelling and an unsettling urgency in his composition. His work is the perfect combination of minimalism, sadness, and fantasy.

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