Minimal Heroes

My friend is about to have his first son (after multiple daughters), and as such, is beginning to prep the nursery with decor appropriate for a little boy. He requested that I make some minimal designs that he will print on canvas with familiar super hero logos or identities.

The two he wanted most were Iron Man and Captain America. I did a quick design for each based on the most iconic symbol for each.

I’m not a huge fan of “minimalist” design. When I say minimal, I’m speaking mainly of “flat” design. I can see the appeal of flat design; It’s easy to make, easy to print, easy to display. It feels lazy to me though. My friend however wanted them flatter.

I obliged his request. He was ecstatic. The flatness doesn’t speak to me. It feels sterile, and boring. But he’s happy, so I’m happy.

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