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  • Familiar
    Are cities looking more alike? Has strolling Helsinki’s new neighbourhood Jätkäsaari become an extension of walking along a path of London’s Kings Cross redevelopment zone? If so, how are these developments collectively shaping the experience of the city? This is the starting reflexion of Familiar; a book that explores patterns of mimicry in contemporary urban development […]
    2016.11.07Jorge San Luis
  • Anthroposophische Gesellschaft
    A truly distinctive sight to behold in graphic design is when a complex and, normally, text heavy social science is not only granted a beautiful cover, but its content is actually depicted through a visual arrangement. That is the starting point for the explicitly minimalist book ‘Anthroposophische Gesellschaft und Freie Hochschule für Geisteswissenschaft’ by Johannes […]
    2016.10.04Mateus Andrade
  • – +
    Vilde Moen Hudson is a graphic designer based in Norway, who achieved a BA in both her home country as well as in the UK. About her work, she says that it’s considerably affected by the respective national style influences. Balancing those two, Hudson published a book called – + which tries to convey a definition […]
    2016.09.19Jana Ahrens
  • Forms of Formalism N.3
    Reaching its third instalment, Forms of Formalism carries the torch of the series into new directions whilst still upholding flawless minimalist accuracy. Sponsored by Bauhaus University of Weimar, editor-in-chief Louis De Belle, alongside designer Michael Romstöck, propose an exploration of paradigms around philosophy, art, literature and architecture — with the help of a hand-picked team […]
    2016.07.05Mateus Andrade
  • Beau Bertens
    Beau Bertens is an independent graphic designer from the Netherlands who encourages a sophisticated, pared down dialogue between content and form. With work ranging from books and magazines to websites and identities, Beau’s approach is conceptual, frequently monochrome and focused on considered typography, allowing these elements a balanced playfield in which content shines through. Collaborating […]
  • Love Aesthetics Notebook
    Love Aesthetics is a blog founded in 2008 by Ivania Carpio to create a digital space for her vision of thoughts translated both visually and textually. Her love for aesthetics has transcended clothing and takes form in product design as well. As part of the new Love Aesthetics Atelier, this beautifully minimal and entirely white uncovered […]
  • MIN: The New Simplicity in Graphic Design
    Simplicity in design is fairly divisive, often challenged because of how seemingly “easy” it is. Something I quite strongly, disagree with. I was recently introduced to an impeccably curated and insightful book that quashes the minimalism myth. When at its most accomplished, simplified graphic design is so well considered and so well balanced, that it […]
  • Less and More
    Epitomising minimalism in all its everything, Dieter Rams and his work is a point of reference for many a designer. Less and More is an expertly curated lens on said work. His envious body of work stretches his curious beginnings in craftsmanship, through his studies of architecture and later, to his fascination with industrial design. […]
  • Trinität Special Edition
    Japanese designer and art director Yuta Takahashi designed this special edition of the book Trinität by German theologian Michael Debus. This book is based on ‘Trinity’ which he told when he visited Japan in 2013 and 2014 in an attempt to explain his theory to the Country. The resulting two volumes were created to narrate […]
  • Forms of Formalism
    The resurgence of print as an ideal platform to showcase content is fascinating, especially when you consider that it never went away completely; but simply battled for the public’s attention against electronic publishing and websites. Around the world it is evident there is a continuous process of customized, one of a kind design, designed for […]
    2015.01.25Mateus Andrade
  • N
    French born designer and illustrator Thomas Danthony who is currently based in London, has designed N — a 42 page black & white book featuring a collection of graphite and ink drawings. Self-published, N is available in two versions, one of which is a luxury book with a hand made cover. The project was an […]
  • 0/1
    Munich based multi-disciplinary designer Aurelian Hallhuber, has recently completed the design of 0/1 – a strikingly minimal book and thesis project providing an overview of the different modes of representation and ways of which binary codes can be used in the field of visual communication. Hallhuber writes: Whether it be filled content, as a design […]
  • Absent Nature Catalogue
    Today I wanted to introduce you to the gorgeous cloth-bound hardback catalogue for fine artist Arik Levy‘s Absent Nature collection. Beautifully and meticulously designed by Chicago based Bud Rodecker, this 128-page catalogue illustrates, in minimalist fashion, Arik’s simplistic sculptures of broken organic forms, which are supported by a well considered use and style of typography […]
  • A Lesson With AG Fronzoni
    The Italian minimalist designer, architect and teacher Angiolo Giuseppe Fronzoni needs little introduction. Not least because we recently featured his wonderful Quadra Lamp design. Today however, I am introducing you to a book by Ester Manitto on the teachings of Fronzoni. The book, titled A Lesson With AG Fronzoni — From teaching design to designing […]
  • Nocturnes by AM projects
    Nocturnes is a unique box set of six books with silkscreened covers in a slipcase by the new photography group AM projects and published by dienacht Publishing. It is the first AM project and explores six different photographic journeys into the night. This idiomatic object is published with varying papers – depending on the artist […]
  • dOCUMENTA (13) notebooks
    dOCUMENTA (13) — 100-notes-100-thoughts are a series of 100 notebooks designed by Italian design company Leftloft and published by German art house Hatje Cantz, in order to mark the occasion of this year’s edition of the 100-day arts festival that takes place in Germany once every five years and will be running in Kassel from June 9 […]
  • My Book
    Milan based Italian designer and architect Denis Guidone, a Minimalissimo favourite for his minimalist watches, has recently created My Book for Nava Design. Guidone has taken a minimal, yet unusual approach to the concept of this book. He explains: It is a blank book with a pretext to imagine a story, a book that you […]
  • Less is More: Minimalism in Fashion
    Published in 2011, this book by journalist Harriet Walker surveys one of the most wide-reaching movements in fashion, taking the reader through the transformations of minimalist along the decades, ever since Paul Poiret and Coco Chanel in the early 20th century, when women’s clothes became pared down and practical after centuries of complex construction. Walker […]
  • X / I / I
    German creative studio Deutsche & Japaner, based in Mannheim, specialise in a variety of disciplines, such as graphic design, product design, interior design, illustration and scenography as well as conceptual creation and strategic brand escort. Earlier this year, the studio designed a limited edition book titled X / I / I. The beautifully minimal designed […]
  • Plain Space Monograph
    Phaidon Press published a beautiful monograph written by Alison Morris late last year called John Pawson: Plain Space. The book was intended to accompany a comprehensive exhibition of work by architect John Pawson that ran at the Design Museum in London from September 2010 through to January, 2011. We spoke about the exhibition on Minimalissimo last October. […]
    2011.03.08Adrian Clement
  • Space For Imagination
    Pastoe, the Dutch furniture manufacturer, recently published the book “Vision – Space for Imagination” to mark the 25th anniversary of the Vision range of cabinets. Vision, created by Pierre Mazairac and Karel Boonzaaijer, is a cabinet composed of any number of boxes in various sizes. The cabinet is simple, without handles or grips, but contains […]
  • Virginia Woolf book covers
    Perhaps not the most minimalist book covers we’ve ever seen, but beautifully elegant nevertheless: this series of Virginia Woolf book covers by McKenna Kemp. The covers, a personal project of Kemp, are a simplification of the original handpainted Vanessa Bell covers. Oh, and the books are pretty good, too… ;-)
  • Why?
    Why? is a book series edited by Simon Van Booy. He shares insights of Shakespeare, Blake, Sartre, and other luminaries on three perennial questions: Why We Need Love, Why Our Decisions Don’t Matter and Why We Fight. Each book has a cover design created around a question mark, symbolic for philosophy, combined with a visualisation of the […]
  • The Infamous Press book cover concepts
    I recently found this nice and varied set of book cover concepts. The covers were designed by Norwegian based designer Morten Iveland as The Infamous Press, in the style of the late sixties to the early eighties. The balance between typography, illustration and composition is just amazing, don’t you agree?