So in appreciation, I made him a desktop background. Instead of a lot of text and layer effects, I decided to keep it simple with a minimalist color palette, clean lines, and basic geometric shapes. I dare say, it would have made an excellent book cover!
This is the first image I’ve created in this style that I’ve been satisfied with. Contrary to what your intuition might lead you to believe, minimalism is quite difficult.
Alternatively, here is the same image in a white/gradient red/black style:
E-Mail me if you would like the full sized image!