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Not as easy as it looks!

I had an assignment that required me to make a book cover for a biography of a graphic designer of my choice. This led me to discover Noma Bar. He is a genius minimalist with amazing work. His designs are basically the definition of minimalism. He conveys a concept or an idea with as little information as possible. For my book cover design I tried to make my own version of one of his famous image within an image designs. It was then that I realized how incredibly difficult it is to do that. Noma Bar makes it look easy however, with the numerous designs he has come up with. Defeated, I decided to make a book cover with a compilation of his designs, which was the only way a cover I designed myself could do him justice. He has made designs on a variety of subjects from political and controversial to portraiture and more. Check out some of his designs at:



  1. nmonton001 wrote:

    I love minimalist poster designs. All of their designs ares so unique. My favorites are the “Enabler” and “Beware the Wolves.”

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 12:49 am | Permalink
  2. i_like_cats wrote:

    I’m in the same boat. I picked a designer who was very clever with typography for his day and age. I’d like to design something that honors that, but it is definitely more difficult than it looks. I’m always kicking myself for not thinking of something really awesome that will blow people away, but then I remember that I am still learning and the ideas will come. Good luck!

    Friday, February 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Permalink
  3. Aubrey Anthony wrote:

    I do love minimalist designs but I feel like too many people are jumping on the bandwagon and their end products are just crap. It really isn’t as easy as just sticking a simple icon on a page and calling it minimalist like some designers do. Noma Bar’s posters are well-thought out and almost like little puzzles. Good find!

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 9:26 am | Permalink