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Bēhance

  • In our visual communication class our assignment was to pick a visual subject to research, and make a piece about it. In our piece we had to incorporate 2000 words on the subject. Including some history about the period, and how it started.
    I chose to take a dive into minimalism.
     
    What I find interesting is that minimalism is more of a principle than a visual style.
    And since it’s only a principle and direction of designing, designers in any field can use it.
     
    The principle is easy: Don’t include element that you don’t need. 
    With fewer elements every detail counts and the message you want to communicate gets clearer.
     
     
  • In my book I am comparing minimalism as design guidelines with the way of living as a minimalist.

  • If minimalism is only guidelines, do the people that live their life as minimalists follow the same rules?
    I got in touch with a guy named Collin Wright. He is a designer, what makes him special is that he sold everything he owned and started living like a real minimalist. 
    At the time I did my interview he owned only 60 items. Including his clothes, his computer and his toothbrush.
     
    This is some of the pages in my book.
  • The book also includes pictures of each and every item that he owns.
     
  • There is one page in the book about contradictions. It works as a great contrast between all the white space.
  • Thank you!