Inspired by modern young creative professionals, independent thinkers and the early-adopters of new cultural trends (before they actually become trends), the Metropolitan Hip trend is perpetually fresh.
Just like the people who embody this artistic style, it is ever-changing – continuously on the verge of finding the next cultural wave and always one step ahead of the pack.
We have identified 9 design patterns which characterize Metropolitan Hip and are currently trending in the arts & culture sector.
We hope you will find these insights useful and inspiring for your design projects.
Wiggles and geometric shapes are used as visual elements and given the same weight as an image, adding more visual elements to the design.
Geometric figures such as triangles and squares can appear to be cryptic symbols, and strong lines can jut into the design at rakish angles. When looser lines do appear, they appear structured and intentional as opposed to organic.
Metropolitan Hip is the reflection of young society’s behaviors and needs.
Its complexity and abundance reveal an overwhelmed, demanding young generation who dwells in a rich visual culture and has the means to enlarge it.
They’re constantly connected, constantly aware, just like this visual trend demands. If you loose a piece of the information, you’re excluded. This is the perfect style to communicate to a young, au courant audience that demands quality in a visually rich format.
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