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After 100 years, a Dutch art movement continues to influence product and web design.

De Stijl, a magazine introducing new art, was founded in 1917, by Theo van Doesburg. At the time, it didn’t seem like much of a movement at all, but contemporary digital design philosophies seem to closely mirror the principles.

Wired.com author Alain Dujardin described the movement in this way: “The artists of De Stijl promoted a design reminiscent of the contemporary web, with clean lines, solid colors, and simplicity.”

Those who appreciate De Stijl, admire the clarity and simplicity with which it presents a message, without adding any extravagant or flashy design elements. To learn more about the movement, and how it has influenced digital web design over the years, read the full article.

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