From Alien to Rain Man, Star Wars to Psycho, E.T. to Ghost: cinema according to Shortology and the power of extreme synthesis.
Minimal Film is a book on film narrated through the visual magic of graphic design or a graphic design book told through the evocative magic of cinema. The goal of Minimal Film lies in representing the emotion of cinema through extreme synthesis and simplicity of forms. Plus there’s colour, which makes each illustration visually stunning and effective. For example: a white circle resting on a blue field is enough to portray the ball Wilson from Cast Away, while two white triangles perfectly perpendicular to a red field suffice to evoke Dracula. From Game of Thrones to Breaking Bad, even TV series, which have been elected to “prime-time” for Hollywood productions, are visually represented in the book. Shortology is a direct language that can narrate anything through pictograms. This has allowed the author to see cinema from a different perspective, reinterpreting and reviewing it up to isolating its very essence. Exactly like the philosophy of Shortology, this publication is based on this notion: eliminating the superfluous and focusing on the essential. A book on emotions, on unforgettable traces cinema has left on our imagination as spectators and lovers of the seventh art.