"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction." -- E. F. Schumacher
Sometimes, less is more. In the context of digital art, the minimalist movement stresses stripped down design aesthetics that involve fewer lines, fewer colors, and recognizable shapes. Just as it can be more difficult to write a very short paper than a longer essay, creating a simple design is not always easy. The designer must focus her attention on the core essentials, and she must be willing to disregard elements that clutter the message.