Michal Krasnopolski’s are the most minimal posters ever

Michal Krasnopolski’s are the most minimal posters ever

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

Born in 1980, Michal Krasnopolski is a Polish graphic designer and art director who works especially in the advertising industry, but not only. The series of graphics entitled Grid Movie Poster was born from his passion for cinema, for films and especially for their posters. 

Grid Movie Poster Michal Krasnopolski | Collater.al

You will surely be shocked by the minimalism, by the almost total absence of elements in his posters.

For this project, Michal Krasnopolski starts from a real grid formed by a square and its two diagonals and a circle divided into four by a cross. He himself describes the project in the following way:


“The basic concept was to create a very modernist, minimalist poster series for movie enthusiasts. The idea is based on a very simple grid: a circle and two diagonals inscribed in a square. It surprised me how many posters I could create based on this very simple approach; the possibilities are theoretically unlimited.

The enterprise seems impossible, but for each film, the Warsaw graphic designer managed to choose the few, very few, right lines to follow to give back the sense of the film. 

Of course, recognizing the title will be less immediate than usual, but with a bit of concentration, you can do it. 

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The new San Rocco auditorium by Luigi Valente and Mauro Di Bona

The new San Rocco auditorium by Luigi Valente and Mauro Di Bona

Claudia Fuggetti · 5 months ago · Design

The small church of San Rocco is located in Rotello, in the province of Campobasso and was the protagonist of the renovation of the interior carried out by architects Luigi Valente + Mauro Di Bona.

The structure, which boasts sixteenth-century origins, has been reinterpreted with greater freedom, especially inside, a space transformed into a permanent venue for shows and a multipurpose hall. Inside the church we find ourselves walking on a portion of the original floor of the church in beige stone that, in other areas, has been replaced by a more current white flooring, matching the walls.

The interior’s physiognomy plays on the contrast dictated by the combination of black and white, which is accentuated by the location in the center of the auditorium of 90 black armchairs facing the stage, seats used for theater performances and conferences.

A series of previous renovation projects had meant that the old church was unused: the original wooden ceiling had been demolished with the installation of a false ceiling. Luigi Valente and Mauro Di Bona removed it and reconstructed a wooden ceiling with the original beams, which can now be seen at regular intervals in the hall.

Luigi Valente + Mauro Di Bona: l'auditorium di San Rocco | Collater.al
Luigi Valente + Mauro Di Bona: l'auditorium di San Rocco | Collater.al
Luigi Valente + Mauro Di Bona: l'auditorium di San Rocco | Collater.al
Luigi Valente + Mauro Di Bona: l'auditorium di San Rocco | Collater.al
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Eagle Rock Cliffs, the hotel that follows the shapes of the landscape

Eagle Rock Cliffs, the hotel that follows the shapes of the landscape

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

In central-southern China, more precisely in the county of Pingjiang, between rivers and hills covered with bamboo forests, the architecture studio Duoxiangjie Architectural Design designed the Eagle Rock Cliffs. This luxury hotel is part of a larger project, the Pingjiang Homey Wild Luxury Hotel, of which it represents the third phase. 

Almost hidden in nature, the Eagle Rock Cliffs structure is divided into three different buildings, two for private housing and enclosed spaces and one for public events in the open.

The first, called Dinghui, is the tallest of the three and is positioned exactly on the crest of a small mountain, following its forms. It is a long and narrow building, with minimal and geometric shapes, which houses accommodation, a spa, and a tea room and ends with a swimming pool. The Dinghui’s unique location offers a 360° view of the surrounding landscape.

Thirty-five meters below is the Yanshang, an oval-like building. Inside, the rooms are arranged around a large central atrium, culminating in a small children’s pool on the roof. On the lower floor, there is a room for breakfast and lunch.

Eagle Rock Cliffs Hotel Duoxiangjie Architectural Design | Collater.al

The last building, Ziyahui, is entirely dedicated to public events and events. Its circular structure, made entirely of wood, has seats on the sides and an empty space in the center, which serves as a stage.

Eagle Rock Cliffs Hotel Duoxiangjie Architectural Design | Collater.al
Eagle Rock Cliffs Hotel Duoxiangjie Architectural Design | Collater.al
Eagle Rock Cliffs Hotel Duoxiangjie Architectural Design | Collater.al
Eagle Rock Cliffs Hotel Duoxiangjie Architectural Design | Collater.al
Eagle Rock Cliffs Hotel Duoxiangjie Architectural Design | Collater.al
Eagle Rock Cliffs Hotel Duoxiangjie Architectural Design | Collater.al
Eagle Rock Cliffs Hotel Duoxiangjie Architectural Design | Collater.al
Eagle Rock Cliffs Hotel Duoxiangjie Architectural Design | Collater.al
Eagle Rock Cliffs Hotel Duoxiangjie Architectural Design | Collater.al
Eagle Rock Cliffs Hotel Duoxiangjie Architectural Design | Collater.al
Eagle Rock Cliffs Hotel Duoxiangjie Architectural Design | Collater.al
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Minimal restoration of the church of St. Moritz in Germany

Minimal restoration of the church of St. Moritz in Germany

Collater.al Contributors · 5 months ago · Design

During the Second World War, the monuments and buildings in Germany that suffered the consequences of the bombing were many, among them there was also the church of St. Moritz which was almost completely destroyed. In practice, only the outer walls remained, which were restored immediately after the war.

The church in St. Moritz has undergone many changes since it was founded almost a thousand years ago. Devastating fires, changes in liturgical practice, aesthetic evolution and war bombardments have left their mark on the structure of the building,” said John Pawson‘s studio.

The architect‘s work is known for its minimalist and clean style, which in this case has reworked the existing architecture “from an aesthetic, functional and liturgical point of view” to maintain the sacred atmosphere as a fundamental part of the project.

The renovation involved the removal of most of the existing works and artifacts to clear the visitor’s field of view and to maintain the core of the project. The floors are finished in Portuguese limestone, while the wood of the organ counter is colored and decorated, creating a beautiful contrast with the minimal white interior.

The side naves are made up of multiple arches in the wall that act as “exhibitors” to the sacred statues, the holy water peeps out from one of these and consists of a marble cylinder. The church is characterized by strips of limestone that lean against the windows, spreading a hard light to spread a more blurred light to make the environment soberer.

Text by Elisa Scotti

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The collection of ceramics for the home by Anissa Kermiche

The collection of ceramics for the home by Anissa Kermiche

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

They can be used as pen holders, vases for flowers, or simply as pure and simple design objects to be displayed, empty, on shelves and tables. These are the ceramic pieces that make up the first collection of objects for the home of designer Anissa Kermiche

After leaving her engineering and computer science studies, Anissa Kermiche began her jewelry studies at Central Saint Martins and in London’s jewelry district, Hatton Garden. Her dedication and commitment have led her to become one of the best-known jewelry designers among models and worn on the red carpet today. 

Moving away from her comfort zone, her latest creations are not made of gold or pearls, but of ceramics. The collection consists of several pieces that have in common the fact that all have the shapes of the human body. For example, the Jugs Jug have the shape of a female bust, while the Popotion Pot follow those of the back and thighs. 

Discover the collection in our gallery, on Instagram, and on Anissa Kermiche’s website.

Anissa Kermiche | Collater.al
Anissa Kermiche | Collater.al
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Anissa Kermiche | Collater.al
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