As we reach the end of June, the days are longer and more artists, designers and makers continue to join Instagram. This week’s Instagram Roundup shows a forecast for rainbow resin. Other trends and convergences include weird street art, street art being taken to task, cats with good taste in art, and what may or may not be Muppet genitalia.
I enjoy the Instagram iPhone app more than, for instance, Flickr’s app, because by default, it’s (at least somewhat) curated. It’s not a dump of photos from someone’s trip to somewhere; it’s (at least in the photographer’s opinion) a singular, interesting photo they want to share. Hashtags may provide some context for the shots, but overall, you’re just getting a glimpse of some random and inspiring iphoneography.
With these Instagram Roundups, I’m looking for patterns. I parse down the week’s images from the few hundred people I follow all around the world. The result is emerging artists, new toys, amusing propaganda, dark oddities and unbelievably cute animals. Click through for 40-something images posted to Instagram over the past week. Each image is credited to the original photographer in its caption, so whether you’ve got an iPhone or a web browser, seek them out and follow the image-makers that you like. For those of you on a computer, I recommend Copygram for a nice, clean Instagram web interface.
Have a great weekend!
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