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I love what Brazil based illustrator Raul Aguiar has done to the latest illustration trend that I wish would just die already, the boring, flat plains of minimalism. It is overplayed, with minimalist reboots of movie posters and book covers and blahblahblah coming out seemingly non-stop. We get it, Richard Amsel didn’t know what he was doing when he designed and painted the Raiders of the Lost Ark poster. From my perspective Raul┬áhas injected life, verve and texture to this lifeless fad. He doesn’t seem to be shouting “hey, look at how clever I am and I did it with a few clicks of the mouse and 2 colors!”, he just gets on with the business of creating digital images with a bit of fun.

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Categories: Illustrators

Author:Mark Kaufman

Mark Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm providing creative services for organizations involved in housing, technology issues, education, the environment, and the arts. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Progressive, National Lampoon, The Stranger, and The Oxford American. Mr. Kaufman writes and draws the comic strips American Affairs Desk and I Drew This Thing. Mark is Vice President Communications, ICON9 The Illustration Conference and is an editor at Illustration Age. Mark Kaufman's Illustration Site ///// Vivitiv Issue Oriented Design

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