Continuing Facebook's multi-app strategy, Instagram on Tuesday debuted a standalone app that turns video recordings into sped-up timelapses.
Adidas Originals, in partnership with Champs Sports, taps Lil Jon, RG3, DeMarco Murray, and Von Miller for 25-episode series.
For this throwback Thursday, a pic of Smithsonian Libraries’ wonderful Interlibrary Loan staff with some cutting edge 1994 technology (note the “pen” style barcode scanner.) As a bonus - the view of our catalog in 1994.
50% of those pictured are still wonderful, and still with Interlibrary Loan - lookin’ good Mike (far right) and Wanda (far left)!
"We live in sad times when material things, expensive or not, have become more important then our own lives," the photographer says. "I started feeling the need to capture that exact moment—the moment of the impact. I wanted to do it ironically, and play down the seriousness. I enjoy the idea of people becoming victims of their own obsessive and compulsive neurosis, but there had to be a comical side to tragedy. If laughter leads to only one moment of thoughtfulness I will have accomplished my mission."
We talk to Instagram about how you add deep editing tools without cluttering the interface.
"The way I looked at it, filters are these great cocktail mixes for when you’re getting started, doing quick and easy edits. But past a certain point, there’s this desire to take more control and define your own style.” - Chris Connolly, product designer at Instagram.
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Callout! If you’re obsessed with visual design, photography, Instagram, Pinterest, or all of the above, we want to talk to you. We’re looking for one or two interns to take our Pinterest and Instagram accounts to the next level.
Kevin Systrom unveils Direct: a simple way to send photos and videos to your friends.
Can social media woo a generation that has never heard the name James Earl Jones?
The numbers say that Michael Kors’s much derided Instagram ad—the first of its kind—was a success. But how, if at all, can brands really use Instagram effectively as a paid ad platform?