Tag Archives: Minimalist

Kiyoshi Saito (1907 – 1997)

Kiyoshi Saito is a master Japanese printmaker and one of the first member in the sosaku hanga art movement.  Their action advocated principles of art that is “self-drawn”, “self-carved” and “self-printed” creating art for art’s sake. He worked as a sign painter apprentice but in 1932 moved to Tokyo to study art.  He developed a style of woodblock prints with a diminished color palette and simplified forms.  It is his compositions and aesthetic simplicity that attracted us to his work.

Images:  Courtesy of various sources.

Andy Westface


Andy Westface was born and raised in Hong Kong.  He majored in graphic design in a design school and was art director of a local graphic design company.  He is currently  a freelance graphic designer and illustrator.  We love his work for the reasons he describes:

“I am a big fan of simplicity in vector art. I love the simple but clear and strong feeling so much.”
“The simplicity of vector art gives people a strong sense of space. I always try to use the simplest design of character, composition, and color that can show my feeling to deliver a message. “Less is more” is true, I really agree with this.” 

“I always want to create a world that is full of positive power. In that world, humans and animals can have their own personality and they can pursue their own dreams.”

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

Images:  Courtesy of Andy Westface.

Alessandro Gottardo


Admiring the surreal and sublime illustrations of Milan-based artist, Alessandro Gottardo.  This illustrator, aka Shout, has worked with top publications and major global brands, with his signature style uncluttered and minimalistic. 

Visit his website to view more of his work.

Images:  Courtesy of Alessandro Gottardo.