The whole “minimalist poster” meme has been going on for some time now, challenging artists to strip an idea down to its barest essence, represented in sparse visual form. Most often we’ve seen them for popular movies, shows, games, and the like, but some clever bloke decided to apply the idea to a more educational subject. As a result, we get brilliance like this:
These minimalist science posters were created by Mumbai-based graphic designer Kapil Bhagat, in celebration of India’s National Science Day. I honestly can’t say enough good things about them. Usually these minimalist posters are using some iconic visual or unforgettable moment from the subject in question, but Bhagat’s posters take a more interesting approach. They attempt to visually represent the actual discoveries that each of the scientists is best known for. The results are simple but very effective, and any science major worth their salt should be eager to buy a set for their walls. Thankfully you can do just that: many of the posters are available right here for $16 a pop.
Check out the rest of the scientist posters below, and you can see more of Bhagat’s work over on his website.