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11th Jan '18 9:01:32 PM bowserbros
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* While most of Music/PinkFloyd[='s=] album covers tend to delve more into elaborateness, they have utilized minimalism on a few occasions, those being the iconic prism illustration for ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' (whose cover came about thanks to drummer Nick Mason's request for something [[InvokedTrope "simple yet bold"]]), the blank white brick wall for... well... ''Music/TheWall'' (though re-issues do reduce the minimalism a little via the addition of large red text), and the remembrance poppy and military stripes in the corners of ''Music/TheFinalCut''[='s=] cover. The album art for ''Music/{{Meddle}}'' and ''Music/AtomHeartMother'' are also comparatively minimalist by Pink Floyd's standards, though are a bit more milder examples of this trope.

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* While most of Music/PinkFloyd[='s=] album covers tend to delve more into elaborateness, they have utilized minimalism on a few occasions, those being the iconic prism illustration for ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' (whose cover came about thanks to drummer Nick Mason's keyboardist Richard Wright's request for something [[InvokedTrope "simple yet bold"]]), the blank white brick wall for... well... ''Music/TheWall'' (though re-issues do reduce the minimalism a little via the addition of large red text), and the remembrance poppy and military stripes in the corners of ''Music/TheFinalCut''[='s=] cover. The album art for ''Music/{{Meddle}}'' and ''Music/AtomHeartMother'' are also comparatively minimalist by Pink Floyd's standards, though are a bit more milder examples of this trope.
7th Jan '18 10:33:57 AM bowserbros
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In music, the first really popular record with such a sleeve was Music/TheBeatles' eponymous 1968 album known as "Music/TheWhiteAlbum", but the mainstreaming of the minimalist design style from the 1980s onward is mostly the fault of Peter Saville's work for Factory Records in the 1970s and 1980s, which set the design tone for PostPunk and much of the eighties (and aughties). He did sleeves for a lot of mainstream bands (''e.g.'' Wham!, Music/RoxyMusic, Music/PeterGabriel, [[Music/OrchestralManoeuvresInTheDark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark]], Ultravox), but Factory let him do ''anything he wanted'' on international hit records by Music/NewOrder.

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In music, the first really popular record (or at least the earliest notable example) with such a sleeve was Music/TheBeatles' eponymous 1968 album (colloquially known today as "Music/TheWhiteAlbum", ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' for its almost blank white cover), but the mainstreaming of the minimalist design style from the 1980s onward is mostly the fault of Peter Saville's work for Factory Records in the 1970s and 1980s, which set the design tone for PostPunk and much of the eighties (and aughties). He did sleeves for a lot of mainstream bands (''e.g.'' Wham!, Music/RoxyMusic, Music/PeterGabriel, [[Music/OrchestralManoeuvresInTheDark Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark]], Ultravox), but Factory let him do ''anything he wanted'' on international hit records by Music/NewOrder.



* Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon''.
** ''Music/TheWall'', ''Music/{{Meddle}}'', and ''Music/AtomHeartMother'' too.



* While most of Music/PinkFloyd[='s=] album covers tend to delve more into elaborateness, they have utilized minimalism on a few occasions, those being the iconic prism illustration for ''Music/TheDarkSideOfTheMoon'' (whose cover came about thanks to drummer Nick Mason's request for something [[InvokedTrope "simple yet bold"]]), the blank white brick wall for... well... ''Music/TheWall'' (though re-issues do reduce the minimalism a little via the addition of large red text), and the remembrance poppy and military stripes in the corners of ''Music/TheFinalCut''[='s=] cover. The album art for ''Music/{{Meddle}}'' and ''Music/AtomHeartMother'' are also comparatively minimalist by Pink Floyd's standards, though are a bit more milder examples of this trope.



* The entirety of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series, sans the American version of [[Videogame/{{Earthbound}} the only entry in the series]] [[NoExportForYou to be released outside Japan]].

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* The entirety of ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER}}'' series, sans the American version of [[Videogame/{{Earthbound}} the only entry in the series]] [[NoExportForYou to be released outside Japan]].Japan]] prior to 2015.
28th Dec '17 4:55:41 PM protist
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* Music/CharlesMingus' album ''Music/MingusAhUm'': the album cover is an abstract image, painted by S. Neil Fujita.
* Music/TheStoneRoses' debut album, ''[[Music/TheStoneRosesAlbum The Stone Roses]]'' has an abstract painting on the cover.
4th Dec '17 6:07:51 PM nombretomado
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* Covers made for TheCriterionCollection edition videos[[note]]Which are all original cover designs specifically for the Criterion Collection release.[[/note]] are generally very minimalist.

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* Covers made for TheCriterionCollection Creator/TheCriterionCollection edition videos[[note]]Which are all original cover designs specifically for the Criterion Collection release.[[/note]] are generally very minimalist.
18th Nov '17 7:03:38 PM dmeagher13
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* [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/xbox360/halo-3-limited-edition/cover-art/gameCoverId,104002/ There's]] the ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' one. Helps that the "Halo" text isn't even anywhere to be seen, just [[IconicLogo the "3" enclosed on an "O"]].

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* [[http://www.mobygames.com/game/xbox360/halo-3-limited-edition/cover-art/gameCoverId,104002/ There's]] the Limited Edition cover of ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' one.3}}''. Helps that the "Halo" text isn't even anywhere to be seen, just [[IconicLogo the "3" enclosed on an "O"]].
18th Nov '17 6:59:45 PM dmeagher13
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'': The North American and European box art mostly returns to the gold background, although with a faint image of Link sailing on the King of Red Lions.
5th Nov '17 5:40:23 PM twilicorn
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* A trend in DVD and Blu-ray cover art as of TheNewTens seems to be of studios reissuing their family films with the cover art consisting only of the film's title and a close-up of the main character's head over a solid color background. Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox started this trend with its reissues of some acquired Creator/DreamWorksAnimation titles and Creator/BlueSkyStudios films, among others, with Creator/{{Disney}} getting the hint to re-release some of its [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated films]] and Creator/{{Pixar}} titles in this way, and Creator/{{Universal}} following suit with the Creator/{{Laika}} films, the Creator/DonBluth [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail films that]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime they produced]], and a few of live-action films in their catalog (including some ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not]]'' [[Film/HappyGilmore aimed]] [[Film/LiarLiar towards]] [[Film/BillyMadison children]]). Creator/{{Sony}} and Creator/WarnerBros also got the hint to do so with their catalogs, though the latter only used it for digital releases until going all in with their "Back To School Collection" DVD series.

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* A trend in DVD and Blu-ray cover art as of TheNewTens seems to be of studios reissuing their family films with the cover art consisting only of the film's title and a close-up of the main character's head over a solid color background. Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox started this trend with its reissues of some acquired Creator/DreamWorksAnimation titles and Creator/BlueSkyStudios films, among others, with Creator/{{Disney}} getting the hint to re-release some of its [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated films]] and Creator/{{Pixar}} titles in this way, and Creator/{{Universal}} following suit with the Creator/{{Laika}} films, the Creator/DonBluth [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail films that]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime they produced]], and a few of live-action films in their catalog (including some ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not]]'' [[Film/HappyGilmore aimed]] [[Film/LiarLiar towards]] [[Film/BillyMadison children]]). Creator/{{Sony}} and Creator/WarnerBros also got the hint to do so with their catalogs, though the latter only used it for digital releases until going all in with their "Back To School Collection" DVD series. (In Canada and some other countries, WB has done a similar gimmick for the "[character's name] And Friends" budget DVD series.)
20th Oct '17 4:16:23 PM Redhead64
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* The Music/DireStraits album ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Making_Movies.png Making Movies]]''.

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* The Music/DireStraits album ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Making_Movies.png ''[[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sleeve_of_Making_Movies.svg Making Movies]]''.
2nd Oct '17 8:49:40 PM MikeK
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* Polvo's sleeve for ''Today's Active Lifestyles'' looked fairly minimal to begin with when it featured a small, un-centered image of tigers on a solid yellow background... Then there was a copyright dispute with the artist who painted the tigers and they were removed from subsequent reissues, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Today%27s_Active_Lifestyles#/media/File:TodaysActiveLifestyles.jpg leaving mainly an expanse of mustard yellow]].
22nd Sep '17 6:20:42 AM twilicorn
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* A trend in DVD and Blu-ray cover art as of TheNewTens seems to be reissuing animated films (and some live-action ones as well) with the cover art consisting only of the film's title and a close-up of the main character's head over a solid color background. Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox started this trend with its reissues of some acquired Creator/DreamWorksAnimation titles and Creator/BlueSkyStudios films, among others, with Creator/{{Disney}} getting the hint to re-release some of its [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated films]] and Creator/{{Pixar}} titles in this way, and Creator/{{Universal}} following suit with the Creator/{{Laika}} films, the Creator/DonBluth [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail films that]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime they produced]], and, interestingly, some live-action comedies ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not]]'' [[Film/HappyGilmore aimed]] [[Film/LiarLiar towards]] [[Film/BillyMadison children]]. Creator/{{Sony}} and Creator/WarnerBros also got the hint to do so with their catalogs, though in the latter's case, it only applies to digital releases.

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* A trend in DVD and Blu-ray cover art as of TheNewTens seems to be of studios reissuing animated their family films (and some live-action ones as well) with the cover art consisting only of the film's title and a close-up of the main character's head over a solid color background. Creator/TwentiethCenturyFox started this trend with its reissues of some acquired Creator/DreamWorksAnimation titles and Creator/BlueSkyStudios films, among others, with Creator/{{Disney}} getting the hint to re-release some of its [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon animated films]] and Creator/{{Pixar}} titles in this way, and Creator/{{Universal}} following suit with the Creator/{{Laika}} films, the Creator/DonBluth [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail films that]] [[WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime they produced]], and, interestingly, some and a few of live-action comedies films in their catalog (including some ''[[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids not]]'' [[Film/HappyGilmore aimed]] [[Film/LiarLiar towards]] [[Film/BillyMadison children]]. children]]). Creator/{{Sony}} and Creator/WarnerBros also got the hint to do so with their catalogs, though in the latter's case, it latter only applies to used it for digital releases.releases until going all in with their "Back To School Collection" DVD series.
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