Posters of Classic Movies, Boiled Down to Circles

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Designer Nick Barclay’s Circle Movies poster series takes a very minimalist approach to classic films. And yet, even rendered in only circles, the films are still instantly recognizable.

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We asked Barclay, “Why circles?” and he told us:

I chose circles because after watching interstellar me and a friend were talking about 2001 a space odyssey and how a circle could be a main character. So that got me thinking and I wanted to see if I could break films down and represent them just by using circles.

The more I researched it the more I realized that there were so many films that I could use.

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Here are some of the extensive poster collection:

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You can see the rest of them, and more of Barclay’s minimalist designs, on his Behance page.

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[via Laughing Squid]

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DISCUSSION

Serious question: what draws the line between "minimalist" and "lazy"? I reckon the value in reducing things until their core (and I love to do it with stories), but I don't know how to feel about this series. (No trolling here, I just want to know how people see this matter. Also, if the author reads this: I like your work, but it makes me feel weird about it).