Japanese Concepts Applied to Minimalistic Web Design




Friday, July 30, 2010
Minimalism is a style of art and design where the
                         work is stripped down to its essential elements...
Sumi e

                        Notan

                        Tokonoma




Friday, July 30, 2010
Sumi e
                        The Japanese word Sumi e translates to “ink picture”.
                        Born from a s...
Notan
                        The concept of balancing light and dark together is
                        known as Notan. ...
Tokonoma
             A Tokonoma is an area found in tatami room. It’s an
             architectural structure which is us...
Sumi e
                         text


                                            Notan
                                 ...
Sumi e Applied




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Friday, July 30, 2010
Notan Applied




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Tokonoma
        Applied




Friday, July 30, 2010
Tokonoma
        Applied




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Sumi e
                         text


                                            Notan
                                 ...
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                        Homer Gaines
                                       xirclebox@gmail.com




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  1. 1. Japanese Concepts Applied to Minimalistic Web Design Friday, July 30, 2010
  2. 2. Minimalism is a style of art and design where the work is stripped down to its essential elements. Friday, July 30, 2010
  3. 3. Sumi e Notan Tokonoma Friday, July 30, 2010
  4. 4. Sumi e The Japanese word Sumi e translates to “ink picture”. Born from a style of Chinese painting which in turn inspired calligraphy, it was adopted by Zen Buddhist and incorporated in their teachings. The absence of color was thought to be more challenging and required more discipline in order to capture the essence of intended subject. Friday, July 30, 2010
  5. 5. Notan The concept of balancing light and dark together is known as Notan. Being able to remove all the color from the subject and still being able to recognize what it is. Friday, July 30, 2010
  6. 6. Tokonoma A Tokonoma is an area found in tatami room. It’s an architectural structure which is usually recessed and decorated with seasonal flowers, artwork or other objects. It is this decorative area that is meant to be a subtle focal point of the empty room. Friday, July 30, 2010
  7. 7. Sumi e text Notan Site theme / color Tokonoma layout Friday, July 30, 2010
  8. 8. Sumi e Applied Friday, July 30, 2010
  9. 9. Friday, July 30, 2010
  10. 10. Notan Applied Friday, July 30, 2010
  11. 11. Tokonoma Applied Friday, July 30, 2010
  12. 12. Tokonoma Applied Friday, July 30, 2010
  13. 13. Sumi e text Notan Site theme / color Tokonoma layout Friday, July 30, 2010
  14. 14. xirclebox Homer Gaines xirclebox@gmail.com Friday, July 30, 2010
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