Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Dec 2012 22:59 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces "In this article I'm going to talk about what flat design is, review what other designers are saying about it, and offer some tips on how to achieve it in your own designs." I give you one attempt to guess which 'design aesthetic' the next version of OSNews is inspired by. And yes, we will eventually get it done.
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RE: Bauhaus
by joekiser on Tue 18th Dec 2012 02:01 UTC in reply to "Bauhaus"
joekiser
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It's like Bauhaus. You'll either love it.


Reminds me of the paintings of Ellsworth Kelly. See "Blue Green Red," 1963:

http://www.peterfreemaninc.com/exhibitions/ellsworth-kelly-small-pa...

or "Red Yellow Blue III," 1966:

http://www.artsconnected.org/media/5e/7e/e09d71d4ba8fed4a2dba539a06...

I would say these styles come and go in cycles, but I cannot really think of a time where clean, simplistic design was "in," not by choice anyway. It always seemed that with increasing computational power, we also got increasingly complex graphics and effects without regard to the overall look of how these things fit together. The result is a hodgepodge of ideas and effects with varying levels of detail (depending on when the icon/UI element was created) with little consistency from one app to the next. This is the first time that I can remember where mainstream designers are focusing on minimalist design by choice.

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