Chapter . Not So Minimal

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THE TITLE OF Not So Minimal raises the question, not as minimal as what? There is a history behind this design: Dan Rubin’s first submission to the Zen Garden was created with a goal of maximum simplicity. Dubbed Grazay, the original design can be seen at www.superfluousbanter.org/projects/zengarden/grazay/zengarden-grazay.html.

With an intentionally light color scheme and typeface selection (FF DIN Condensed and Verdana), Rubin submitted Grazay (FIGURE 1). While recognizing the importance of good minimal design work, ...

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