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Minimalist Designs

article : http://www.graphicdesignblog.org/minimalist-design-trend/

I was attracted to this article because of the title, “Minimalist Designs- Is it a trend or are we just being lazy?”  I always find the simplicity of design to be clean and sophisticated.  This blog talks about different steps to help you decide what you think about minimalism- is it design or is it being lazy? ( the steps include: 1. It’s the “IN” thing, so I MUST go for it, 2. It’s easy for novice web users…Is it? , 3. Details create clutter…even the important ones? , 4. Explanation creates confusion…really? , 5. Simple is creative-is it always?)

In my opinion, I think it is design.  check out the blog and see what you think..

 

 

4 Comments

  1. yvonne cramer wrote:

    i personally think minimalist design can be one of the harder styles to pull off because you have to do it perfectly to actually make it look right.

    Monday, February 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink
  2. sbrown18 wrote:

    I think the minimalist design is far from lazy but I feel like it usually just appeals to certain people (most often designers who understand the concept better).

    Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Permalink
  3. nkhang wrote:

    I agree with the comment above that minimalistic approach to anything design is so beautiful and definitely not lazy. that one little dot on a whole piece of paper to say something when you can have a whole page filled with beautiful design says a lot in many ways. I feel people who do not appreciate, not only the minimalistic design but also paintings and other form of minimalistic art, are mostly driven by their own biases. we all have a definition of what art is and what should nto be considered art and that is where you see the beauty of having art in our culture. we can agree to disagree all the time since Art is so subjective.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:19 am | Permalink
  4. bpaige wrote:

    Minimalist design is something that is really hard to achieve. I know with my self most of my designs start out as very cluttered. I then force myself to reduce the amount of information or elements to try to achieve a minimalistic approach.. Its definitely a skill..far form lazy. Lazy is throwing something together without a thought.

    Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Permalink