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Wes Anderson Film - The Grand Budapest Hotel screen print poster

Lovely package of minimal, modernist silkscreened posters which are inspired by Wes Anderson's films, all designed by David Klinker from Orange & Park.

The whole project is titled: Swiss Anderson, the reason being all the silkscreened posters set in Aksidenz Grotesk, which is nice. :)

Kickstarter: A series of eight minimal, modernist silkscreened posters inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. My name is David Klinker and I'd love your help to create a series of original screen printed posters. Water-based inks on 100% recycled paper, typeset in Akzidenz Grotesk medium, made in the USA.I designed one poster per movie for all eight of Wes Anderson's feature films, fromBottle Rocket to his latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel. Each 18" x 24" poster depicts a different character from each film, in a style that will appeal to fans of minimalist Swiss and international graphic design.

These will be printed using traditional silkscreening techniques in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on 100% recycled Speckletone 100# paper from French Paper Company, which is produced under 100% hydropower in Niles, Michigan.

The prints.1 Bottle Rocket

2 Rushmore
3 The Royal Tenenbaums
4 The Life Aquatic
5 The Darjeeling Limited
6 Fantastic Mr. Fox
7 Moonrise Kingdom
8 The Grand Budapest Hotel

This set of posters are part of a new Kickstarter project, with a funding goal of $1,500.

Wes Anderson Film - Moonrise Kingdom screen print poster Wes Anderson Film - Fantastic Mr. Fox screen print poster Wes Anderson Film - The Darjeeling Limited screen print poster Wes Anderson Film - The Life Aquatic screen print poster Wes Anderson Film - The Royal Tenenbaums screen print poster Wes Anderson Film - Rushmore screen print poster Wes Anderson Film - Bottle Rocket screen print




monsters-inc-minimalist-pixar-poster

Some minimalist design projects of late have been almost abusing the minimalist tag. In some cases good ideas but let down with poor design & typography execution. However, I am particularly fond of these Minimalist Pixar Posters by Wonchan Lee.

The focus and subject matter of each poster is clear, and in some cases raises a rue smile with wonderfully classy typography styled in the lower right corner.

This is a good idea and is backed up with solid design. I would certainly pay for these, and if you would too then you can buy them direct from Gallery Wonchan for around $25 each depending on the size: A2 or A3.

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Something very special going on with the ultra-minimalistic branding for Baxter Atlantic Beach Soap. Being someone who does appreciate the variety of smells, soaps, gels and creams I always take note of how each is packaged and branded.

That stunningly gorgeous colour with the pure white label containing that clean—and clean is the first word that came to mind, and being soap bar that's pretty logicalword mark: I would buy this if I saw it on a shelf.






Found this link via Smashing Magazine, a tremendous collection of 103 minimally styled icons. Designed by  P.J. Onori and have been made totally free to download direct from his website.

They come in both raster and vector formats, minimal stylised design, 14 different colours, 5 different sizes and FREE to use.

This set is currently licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.




Four minimal WordPress themes from web designer Justin Marcus, who also runs the Siiimple minimal CSS gallery. All the following themes are available for free, but a donation if you use any of course would be appreciate by Justin.

MPW WordPress Theme

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un.complicated WordPress Theme

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MNML Galleria WordPress Theme

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New York New York WordPress Theme

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I have always had a fondness for neat and clean WordPress themes, but either I am too fussy, or really, there not that many truly worthy 'minimal' themes. They all seem to suffer from something that I can't quite put my finger on. One WordPress theme from Modula really appeals to me.

I put this small post together after seeing this list of Minimal WordPress themes : http://matthewlyle.com/wordpress/9-useful-minimalist-wordpress-themes/

Modula White Dwarf

About a year ago I stumbled on a site called http://www.modula.fi. Here I found several very nice minimal WordPress themes, one in particular really caught my eye, called Modula White Dwarf. This is the theme that currently resides on MonoExpression, my photographic portrait gallery website. This is pretty much default, the only tweaks I have made to the header and subtle text styling tweaks for the navigation lists.

Modula minimal theme

Modula White Dwarf is based on Sandbox, but the theme download files for White Dwarf include Sandbox, so the installation is dead easy.

Modula Blue Giant

Modula Blue Giant

The other theme is Blue Giant, not so keen on this one, but still a nice alternative to some of the themes out there.

Blue Giant is a minimalist magazine style WordPress theme. The page layout follows a clear and concise two column layout. There are two fully customizable sidebars. One for the homepage and one for the other templates.

Blue Giant is a clean, grid-based starter layout for designers to install and style to their own liking. No widgets or plugins are necessary to use this theme. Simply download, unzip, upload to your theme directory and select Modula Blue Giant in your WordPress dashboard.