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Happy Pi Day! I created this design several years ago, and I wanted to revisit it for March 14th. Many digits of pi are arranged in a spiral. The digits start at “noon” and continue in a clockwise direction, descending in size as they curve around and around, and the spiral tightens.
This design is available on T-shirts over at my shop on Redbubble.
I’m a big fan of minimalist design. To distill something down to the essence is akin to creating a logo and writing poetry, and it’s impressive when done well. This is true with minimalist posters —for examples check out brainpicking.org’s article with ones of classic children’s literature and a Tumblr showcasing minimalist posters of movies.
But what if the minimal goes too far? What if the concept being represented becomes too abstract? The design could become so hard to figure out that the poster needs an explanation to accompany it; otherwise, the viewer is left scratching his/her head and thinking, “Huh?” Some examples might be these…
For the last one, I didn’t add a title because liked the abstractness without text. The circles depict the four seasons.
An image with a positive message, inspired by “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” …