Category Archives: Minimalist

Taku Bannai

Love the feeling of open space and solitude in these very peaceful minimalist illustrations by Japanese artist Taku Bannai.  Born in Tokyo the artist graduated from Tama Art University and MJ Illustration School.  His illustrations are collaged together using colored paper cut into simple figures and scenes.  The texture and layering of the different papers gives his work a deep fragile quality.You can follow the artist on his website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Taku Bannai.

Levente Szabo

Admiring the minimalist art of freelance graphic designer and illustrator Levente Szabo.  The Hungarian designer is know for his spartan approach to design using basic linear shapes and solid colors.  On Talking with the Pros he says this about how his job as an illustrator influences his life:

“I like the term ‘design is a way of thinking’.”

“And I know it’s a cliché, but you can constantly learn from your surroundings: are you traveling with a bus? Look at the passengers – how does an ear look like from behind? Are you sitting in a loud pub? What are the people talking about based on their body language? Are you just walking the dog? Look up and enjoy the rarely seen details of the buildings! There are interesting details everywhere and the more you know, the more tools you’ll have when you sit down drawing.”

You can follow the artist on his website, Behance and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Levente Szabo.

Helena Ravenne

Helena Ravenne is a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and art director based in Hamburg, Germany. She studied Design and Illustration at the Institute of Technology in Nuremberg.  Her style is minimalistic, graphic, colorful, geometric and clearly with a distinct Scandinavian influence.  

More of her work can be viewed on her website, Facebook and Instagram.

Images:  Courtesy of Helena Ravenne.