People like simplicity, but something I’ve recently learned is that the phrase “less is more” is garbage.
Less is not more. It’s a cool phrase because it contains a paradox that goes against human understanding, but it is not correct. Often times stripping out excess is incredibly beneficial, but something doesn’t get better the more you remove from it.
A worthwhile read (from which I received this inspiration) would be this post from world-famous designer Milton Glaser, creator of the surprisingly catchy “I [heart] NY” logo.
Mr. Glaser ends the 5th point on that post with this:
Just enough is more.
Until we meet again, have a better-than-average day.