Made Vibrant

Visual Vocab 02: A Bold, Urban + Graphic Mood Board

Caroline ZookCaroline Zook Caroline ZookCaroline Zook

Written by

Caroline Zook

Visual Vocab 02: A Bold, Urban + Graphic Mood Board

Comin’ atcha with a brand new Visual Vocab today featuring bold, urban and graphic inspiration.

My style tends to bend toward this look a bit anyway – the high contrast, bright colors, graphic elements – so it’s no surprise to you guys that this week I selfishly chose these words from the word bank.

One subtlety that’s worth pointing out is that word “urban.” Urban might mean different things to different people, but when I picture that word I think of an old downtown concrete-scape. I think of exposed brick and plastered walls. Basically to me it means texture. That’s why I love the pink brick photo, the abstract art piece behind the neon dipped vases, and the wood that the stag head is on. If you swapped out “urban” with “clean” in this case, it would have been a very different board because I would have steered clear of those imperfect and textured pieces.

 

 

Big Joy / Abstract Art / Teal Deer / B&W Lettering / Exposed Brick / Stella Cabinet / Dipped Vases

While I know the neon trend has kind of run its course, to me this isn’t quite that. It’s a really fine line between neon and graphic brights, but hopefully this treads that line. Anyway, I’ll definitely be keeping this one in my back pocket. Hope you guys enjoy!

Visual Vocab 02: A Bold, Urban + Graphic Mood Board

(Big Fat Takeaway)

IT IT

This article written by

Caroline Zook

Artist, designer + writer passionate about helping soulful creatives grow into their brightest selves. Lover of bright colors + even brighter people! One half of the crazy duo running these parts!

Continue the conversation:

Now What?

Join “Wandering Weekly,” a newsletter to help you live, work and create with more intention.

Each Monday we’ll visit your inbox and share a lesson we’ve learned on our own entrepreneurial journeys. We keep it real and aren’t afraid to be vulnerable, honest, and 100% transparent when it comes to working for yourself.

Wandering Aimfully Through Branding

Develop a Kickass Personal Brand and Ignite Your Pilot Light of Weirdness

For as long as I can remember, there’s been a constant feeling inside me that I can only best describe as a pilot light of weirdness. This “pilot light of weirdness” could also be called your personal brand. My pilot light comes in the form of my unwillingness to let the boundaries set by other people […]

Wandering Aimfully Through Web Design

How To Overcome Website Shame and Sunk Cost Bias

Websites, like bed sheets, should be changed and cleaned way more often than they usually are. “Oh, I’ll get around to changing that next week,” or “It’s on my to-do list, it’s just a low priority item.” Does that sound familiar to you? Hopefully more familiar as it relates to your website than your bed […]