Friday 06-22-12 Instagram Roundup

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!

Kermit the Frog "Love Me" by @curtiskulig.

Kermit the Frog "Love Me" by @curtiskulig.

@prettyinplastic is such a tease posting what looks like a flocked green Muppet vagina.

@prettyinplastic is such a tease posting what looks like a flocked green Muppet vagina.

@Hollowthreat takes Bevil the Broccoli Devil to meet some family in New Zealand.

@Hollowthreat takes Bevil the Broccoli Devil to meet some family in New Zealand.

@fergbag reveals the @rotofugi exclusive Squadt for San Diego Comic-Con!

@fergbag reveals the @rotofugi exclusive Squadt for San Diego Comic-Con!

I think these grumpy Munnys by @lauracolors and @64colors are awesome!

I think these grumpy Munnys by @lauracolors and @64colors are awesome!

Check out @sawdustbear on the cover of an LA paper! Nice!

Check out @sawdustbear on the cover of an LA paper! Nice!

...and here's a spectrum of art pin specimens by @sawdustbear for SDCC.

...and here's a spectrum of art pin specimens by @sawdustbear for SDCC.

Check out these Ruxpin resins by @healeymade!

Check out these Ruxpin resins by @healeymade!

By the time you see this, it may be too late, but if you’re interested in one of the 5 figures above, send an email to david [at] healeymade [dot] com with “Ruxpin” in the subject line. Each figure is $75 including shipping in the US.

@argonautresins gets matchy-matchy with @thejellyempire with this Tuttz / Jellybot crossover.

@argonautresins gets matchy with @thejellyempire with this Tuttz / Jellybot crossover.

@lapolab busy painting jumping brains in an undisclosed Spanish laboratory.

@lapolab busy painting jumping brains in an undisclosed Spanish laboratory.

Another amazing shot from @toykio's collection in Germany. This one's the @garybaseman family.

Another great pic from @toykio's collection in Germany. This one's the @garybaseman family.

Ooooooh! It's something new from @doubleparlour coming on July 5th!

Ooooooh! It's something new from @doubleparlour coming on July 5th!

 

@honkeylips x @bryanbrutherford make sweet magic with this Albino Ice Scream Melt Monster

@honkeylips x @bryanbrutherford make sweet magic with this Albino Ice Scream Melt Monster

@honkeylips x @fergbag are the bomb with this Albino Melt B.U.D.!

@honkeylips x @fergbag are the bomb with this Albino Melt B.U.D.!

As of this moment, an Albino Melt B.U.D. and an Albino Melt Spongebob are still available in Kevin’s etsy shop!

Resin smoke edition mini Madl by @madtoydesign. Totally, quickly, sold out.

Resin smoke edition mini Madl by @madtoydesign. Totally, quickly, sold out!

Don’t blame me! I tried to give you a head’s up!

What's this? A work-in-progress by @jonknoxstudio in Portland, OR.

What's this? A work-in-progress by @jonknoxstudio in Portland, OR.

"Lovely Day Coin Machine" installation by @patrick_martinez_studio for Known Gallery.

"Lovely Day Coin Machine" installation by @patrick_martinez_studio for Known Gallery.

Closeup of the custom-sculpted capsule toys in the vending machines by @patrick_martinez_studio.

Closeup of the custom capsule toys in the vending machines by @patrick_martinez_studio.

Last night, @kidrobot's Dunny 2012 series debuted. Here's a photo from @shotgunsean in NY.

Last night, @kidrobot's Dunny 2012 series debuted. Here's a photo from @shotgunsean in NY.

I had a blast making LEGO minis of me, @medulao & @yosielllorenzo!

I had a blast making LEGO minis of me, @medulao & @yosielllorenzo!

Check out this incredible official LEGO mini-me of artist/park ranger @rat136!

Check out this incredible official LEGO mini-me of artist/park ranger @rat136!

Speaking of @rat136 (above), check out this wooden Robowalker toy he made!

Speaking of @rat136 (above), check out this wooden Robowalker toy he made!

 

I love these Genevieve Gaukler plant pots from Medicom. Photo by @uamou.

I love these Genevieve Gaukler plant pots for Medicom Japan. Photo by @uamou.

Here’s a bit more on the latest Genevieve Gaukler collection for Medicom Japan.

Sweet collection of skulls in the possession of @arnoldaustria in The Philippines.

Sweet collection of skulls in the possession of @arnoldaustria in The Philippines.

@noahscalin can't stop making skulls. Now he's painting them on vacuum tubes. Awesome and coming soon!

@noahscalin can't stop making skulls. Now he's painting them on vacuum tubes. Awesome!

Can’t get enough designer skulls? Here’s twenty I put together.

Creepy medical assemblage in the collection of @stacyjean5. I spy a Wounded Sickling!

Creepy medical assemblage in the collection of @stacyjean5. I spy a Wounded Sickling!

Any ideas what this street art means? Photo by @vandalog in LA.

Any ideas what this street art means? Photo by @vandalog in LA.

@abelincolnjr taking street artists to task in NY!

@abelincolnjr taking street artists to task in NY!

@craola says street art is dead. Doily art is the new black!

@craola says street art is dead. Doily art is the new black!

Speaking of @craola, congrats to him and Jen on the birth of their son Everett!

Speaking of @craola, congrats to him and Jen on the birth of their son Everett!

From babies to Biebers, here's Andrew Bell @deadzebrainc looking lecherous in NY.

From babies to Biebers, here's Andrew Bell @deadzebrainc looking lecherous in NY.

"Time to change your name and flee the country." by @depressedcopywriter.

"Time to change your name and flee the country." by @depressedcopywriter.

@okedoki discovered a "Jeremy" sushi role while in Southern California. I'd eat me!

@okedoki discovered a "Jeremy" sushi role while in Southern California. I'd eat me!

Yay! @jessica_joslin joined Instagram. She's already getting gothy with this classic.

Yay! @jessica_joslin joined Instagram. She's already getting gothy with this classic.

Oh and just as a reminder: While “black is such a happy color,” green, however, is “not a creative colour.”

"Photography is NOT allowed UNLESS you share it on the Internet". Nice. Photo by @lukechueh.

"Photography is NOT allowed UNLESS you share it on the Internet". Nice. Photo by @lukechueh.

Meet Blackie, @fergbag's meditating pup. Awww...

Meet Blackie, @fergbag's meditating pup. Awww...

"Say hello to my little friend" says Skinner aka @tacobelljimhenson's cat.

"Say hello to my little friend" says Skinner aka @tacobelljimhenson's cat.

And just like that Skinner @tacobelljimhenson was transformed into a cat!

And just like that Skinner @tacobelljimhenson was transformed into a cat!

It's a 2-cat pileup featuring Phin and Zoey who live with @thinkspace_art.

It's a 2-cat pileup featuring Phin and Zoey who live with @thinkspace_art.

When you live with @thinkspace_art, you get to curate your box. Here's Otter with @dabsmyla.

When you live with @thinkspace_art, you get to curate your box. Here's Otter w/ @dabsmyla.

Part of this week's cutest little Instagram photo series of ducklings by @mynameisdelme in the UK.

This week's cutest little Instagram photo series on ducklings by @mynameisdelme in the UK.

There's a cat on the tracks! A cliffhanger if there ever was one. By @shirahamatoy in Japan.

There's a cat on the tracks! A cliffhanger if there ever was one. By @shirahamatoy in Japan.

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