Thursday, 15 September 2011

swiss design - minimalism

Swiss design and minimalism

I love Swiss graphic design. I love the simplicity, the typography and the rigour of the grids. And so I love Swiss Legacy, a blog devoted to the ever present legacy of Swiss design and all it represents. I also love swissmiss, the astonishingly incessant blog of Tina Roth Eisenberg, a ‘swiss designer gone NYC’ in which she publishes a ‘visual archive of things that make me look’.
One of things that made swissmiss look recently was a TED talk by John Maeda on Simplicity Patterns, in which he talks about paring down to basics, and how he creates clean, elegant art, websites and web tools, boiling it down to one simply delightful way to be.
Also found via swissmiss, Rainfall Daffinson has chosen 24 moments ofminimalism in web interface design from the last decade. On the same page, they’ve also put together a great list of minimalism resources and a fine selection of some of the best new minimalist websites (including a smattering of Britpackers).
In defining minimalism, Rainfall Daffinson included this perfect quote from Mujidesigner Tokujin Yoshioka.
Minimalism design relies on subtraction and the preservation of empty space.

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