Minimalism is beautiful! Designer Nick Barclay has once again proven that with aplomb – as is evident from his series of geometrically-inspired minimalist posters. As we can make out from the above poster, it denotes the famous red pill and the blue pill from the movie The Matrix. Similarly, other posters make use of just the circular forms to incredibly portray the renowned allegories and (in some cases) the complex tropes from the famed movies.
When asked about his inspiration for the minimalist art defined by the movie posters, Barclay said (to My Modern Met) –
I came up the idea while sitting through Interstellar and hating it. It got me thinking about how in 2001: Space Odyssey a circle could be a main character in a film. So I wanted to see how many popular movies I could break down into circles and still be recognizable.
He further added –
My favorite would have to be the The Deer Hunter because I love the composition, and, how with just a few circles, it shows a really powerful part of the movie. I like to think that people will look at them and see the humor but still get the movie or have that ‘ahhhh’ moment when they work out what each poster represents.
We would certainly concur with his favorite, given its poignant association with a certain game called Russian roulette. In any case, you can play your own fun game by trying to figure out the symbolic relation of the circles and the movie in the images below. And if interested, do give a gander at Barclay’s online shop to purchase the minimalist posters.