Inspired by Stefan Sagmeister’s project “Things I have learned in my life so far” and the many professional and personal experiences and turmoil in the rst year since my graduation from the Zagreb School of Design I created a series of 3d minimalist typographic posters illustrating the simple maxims and thoughts I had come to perceive. This series is called 10 Things I have learned in 2013.
Orin Ivan Vrkaš (1988.) is Ivorin. He is one of the founders of Rational International, a creative communications collective. Awards include: Red Dot Communication Design Award, Magdalena Grand Prix.
I think it was Joe Sparano who said that good design is obvious, but great design is transparent – something along the lines of Mies van der Rohe’s „Less is more“. While I absolutely respect the context in which this is true, I feel that in general, it really does not do justice to the many visual solutions that play with varying degrees of „illustrative“ content. Depending on the nal recipient of the work, the cultural context of the piece and the emotional and rational identity of the author I feel there is cause to warrant any and every amount of chaos or order that can be visualised (and sometimes just thought of).