Nick Dart has some brilliantly understated graphic design work in his portfolio and he recently updated with more (thankfully) of the same. Excellent work.

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“Swissted is an ongoing project by graphic designer mike joyce, owner of stereotype design in new york city. Drawing from his love of punk rock and swiss modernism, two movements that have absolutely nothing to do with one another, mike has redesigned vintage punk, hardcore, and indie rock show flyers into international typographic style posters. Each design is set in berthold akzidenz grotesk medium, all lowercase. Many of these posters are now available for sale in three different sizes at print-process. Every single one of these shows actually happened.”

This is a way awesome project that deserves the attention it’s been getting, I just wish I had thought of it first. There are some great layouts represented and it would be nice to see a big set of these on a wall. I’d imagine the experience of witnessing them in print is a totally different experience than taking them in as clever little thumbnails online.

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I think I have posted Italian design studio Artiva’s work before but it appears they are making a splash again around the design blogosphere with their minimal and classic work produced primarily for editorial print and branding purposes.

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Swedish studio Kurppa Hosk is “an interdisciplinary brand and design consultancy creating attraction.” How great is that? ‘Creating attraction.’ That is a statement that needs to be capitalized on folks. Kurppa has some strong color use of color applied through minimal graphics within their portfolio. It’s classic international typographic style with a pop sentiment.

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This minimalist poster set created by designer Andrea Gallo has caused a stir around the creative blogosphere in recent days. Probably because it’s clean, smart, cool and easy to digest. The series features 6 of the designers favorite architects along with minimal stylized graphic interpretations of famous examples of their architecture.

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Graphic designer Donna Wearmouth has a small but promising body of work that makes use of the barest of minimal forms and typography.

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Kjell Ekhorn (Norwegian) and Jon Forss (British) have stayed busy updating with a few new projects at Non-Format (Awesome). Their minimal and geometric typography have become a staple in the list of go-to inspirers for contemporary graphic design and that is for good reason. Their work is downright classic and so is their approach.

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You just have to hand it to Network Osaka, he just keeps giving you a reasons like this to stay tuned in to his particular channel in the Flickr Photostream.

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Over 500 works from the legendary Dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel have been gathered here. Each piece can be viewed individually and zoomed in to look at a larger scale. It’s the holy grail of graphic design and if you are unfamiliar with Crouwel’s work, spend some quality time picking through it. This is inspiration guaranteed.

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Film in the Blanks is an ongoing experiment to abstract and/or reduce film posters. It’s a very interesting study in graphic design and some of the results are a lot of fun to look at. See if you can guess what movie each poster represents.

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I apologize for being born in a country where you are discouraged to learn a second language which helps explain why I can’t read nearly anything at the Claudia Basel studio website. It doesn’t take a second language to see clearly however that there is some striking examples of graphic design within the Claudia Basel portfolio that are worth laying eyes on regardless of your linguistic capabilities.

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Blanka has decided to print and sell Austrian graphic designer Alber Exergian’s minimal TV show and movie posters. They swept the internet only a couple of weeks back and Blanka decided to seize the moment and print them as a series of A1 Epson giclee prints. It looks like it could make a nice Christmas gift for your graphic designing loved one.

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Jamie Mitchell has some sincerely stunning examples of clean and minimal graphic design in his portfolio. His work has led him to work with some notable clients and for good reason.

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There is some nice work in the updated portfolio of Heydays.

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Network Osaka has had some really amazing design work out there on Flickr for a while but finally launched an official website today, which is cause for small celebration in my opinion. I love everything in the portfolio. Fantastic work.

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There is some tastefully minimal work in the portfolio of URTD. Very nice. Keep an eye out for these talented folks.

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