By David Pescovitz at 11:24 am Thu, Jan 26, 2012
Marko Manev creates minimalist posters celebrating Marvel superheroes. "Minimal Marvel Posters by Marko Manev" (Juxtapoz)
While these are nice, and the designs are minimalist, the overall presentation is not. Adding fake fold lines, scratches, and dirt in photoshop is the antithesis of minimal design.
How about these instead, by a different artist but along similar lines: http://imgur.com/a/TYfWa
Removing pupils is minimalist?
I found a minimalist poster for UP one time and I haven’t been able to find it since, but every once in a while I search the interwebs for it and invariably come across a website hosting these
Unlicensed derivative works! For sale! ARREST THIS MAN!
Perhaps these have just become a pet peeve for me, but aren’t these now far from original, even cliché?
Yeah, this type of design has become super cliché – the false weathering and folding makes it doubly so.
From the link: “We love the idea of minimalist reinterpretation because we enjoy seeing how an artist can strip icons to their barest elements and still be recongnizable to a mass audience”
I think the problem here is the objective of designing a superhero costume is to make it iconic. All the work has already been done by the original artists, all he really has done is taken off the arms and legs.
Reminded me of these pixel-art posters by Michael Myers:
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