The Avengers (Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow & Thor) by D3rtymunky
This is not so much about these posters in particular, so much as every self proclaimed “minimal ______ poster.” It is still, definitely, a little bit about these posters, though.
For minimal forms to resonate profoundly with us they have be flawless. The only formal information should be as much as necessary to communicate the subject. The rest of the impact from successful minimal posters comes from composition, color, and hierarchy. You know, design fundamentals. The success of minimal posters does not come from awful looking photoshop textures. It comes from a careful balance of information and abstraction and a particular way of subverting the viewers’ expectations (using things like reversal of negative space, or a particularly fascinating way of rendering something).
It certainly does not come from stagnant, dismal forms and centered elements. There is no thought here, just elements in a formula.
These in particular aren’t even trying for higher ground. They reek of the desire to be liked and have been fussed over just enough to ensure reblogging. And look. I kept the click through link.