More is More: Designing Bigger, Bolder, Brighter
Minimalist design has grown into a popular and timeless aesthetic due to its emphasis on uncluttered spaces and the exclusion of unnecessary elements, making it the perfect anecdote to the chaos of modern life. However, although it works across a variety of mediums—spanning visual identities and interiors—some may find its rigor and restraint too dull or lacking in character visually.
As such, the maximalism movement has been gaining more and more momentum of late. Instead of extolling less is more and paring everything down to a bare minimum, creatives are expressing themselves in bigger, bolder, and brighter ways that brim with personality. Whether it is by mixing clashing colors or matching disparate patterns and elements, More is More is an ode to the fearless few who deftly break design rules and push the boundaries to make eye-catching statements.
Published by Victionary, 2022
Softcover with dust jacket, 272 pages, full-color offset, 7.5 × 10 inches
About Draw Down Books
Draw Down is an independent publisher located in the northeastern corner of the United States. Created in 2012, Draw Down publishes small books about graphic design, typography, illustration, photography, art, and architecture.