Many contemporary graphic designers have been experimenting with minimalism, but few have gone to the lengths that Eyal Rosenthal has gone. Seen here are myriad images from his series ‘Ultra Minimal Super Heroes,’ depicting crime fighters and evil doers as nothing more than colored stripes and a few additional geometric shapes. As a testament to the popularity of superheroes in mainstream culture, the figures in these illustrations are readily identifiable by the colors of their costumes alone.
Also noteworthy about these Eyal Rosenthal renderings is their ability to depict full scenes despite their lack of detail. Villains are seen lying on the floor defeated as each superhero stands tall and victorious over them. Among the comic book franchises referenced in this series are Spider-Man, Batman, Superman and X-Men. Who knew rectangles could be so badass?