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Visual Vocabulary: Frippery

Frippery: showy or unnecessary in ornament, a tawdry or frivolous thing.

As in, “Some people may think that the topping selection at the frozen yogurt store is a frippery, but I say variety is the *sprinkle* of life!”

Visual Vocabulary: frippery, Julie Rado Design


I must confess, frippery is a word that I discovered last week and it pushed its way to the front of the line past words that have been patiently waiting to be illustrated for a lonnng time. But it was just one of those words that no matter what, I knew would be fun to draw. Casuistry, maybe someday I’ll figure out how to illustrate you the way you deserve to be illustrated. Until then, my choices remain ones of frippery. 

Visual Vocabulary is a project I created for myself in which I attempt to sear new words into my memory by illustrating them. You can see all of them here, and read more about the process behind them here.