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Exergian's TV Show Minimalism

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Exergian Posters

Austrian graphic designer Albert Exergian was featured recently in the Guardian's Art & Design section, where some of his rather brilliant minimalist TV Posters were on display.

Exergian's pieces run the gamut from modern HBO success stories like Dexter, Mad Men, Weeds, Boston Legal and the Sopranos, to cherished classics such as Kojak, Charlies Angels, Knight Rider, and Sex in the City.

What they all have in common is a simple vector-based solution using block colours, and primitive shapes which pick up on a visual or conceptual idea from each show. The results (to varying degrees) are immediate, clever and memorable. The style also bears more than a passing resemblance to Noma Bar's Negative Space designs, which I posted on back in 2009.

The Exergian posters are available commercially at Blanka.

Three great examples :


Mad Men


Exergian @ the Guardian Gallery.