LOS ANGELES — Ever since Instagram sold for a cool billion and opened up to Android, its service has only grown in popularity. In my own personal experience, I’ve met more and more people using Instagram, from artists and designers to lawyers and accountants. It’s a catchy, easy to use social network. But alongside Instagram, I’ve also been watching the rise of Lomography stores and film cameras. Mainstream outlets like Urban Outfitters feature a host of film cameras, reviving a practice that I was once convinced would go the way of the Dodo bird.
How to resolve this? I recently stumbled across two services that turn those neat Instagram photos into print images. Printstagram is a popular contender, with simple Polaroid-style prints that take advantage of the square format, to a memory box consisting of “all the photos you have ever taken on Instagram.” It offers a bevy of other options, from t-shirts to posters to a “tiny book” of collected images.
And if you’re looking for a more substantial print book, look no further than Instagram Books. As a recent post on Swissmiss pointed out, “The fact, that anyone (with a computer and internet connection) can create books on the fly, is simply amazing.” What’s more amazing, in my mind, is that in a world awash with digital media, we’re still finding ways to create analogue media in their wake.
Once denounced as “women’s work” with no artistic merit, embroidery is experiencing a revival, with a feminist punch.
Inspired by the journey made by the epic hero Homer’s Odyssey, a show at Villa Carmignac combines myth with contemporary issues.
This new kunsthaus in Potsdam shows modern and contemporary works of art from East Germany in what was once a terrace restaurant.
Courtney Stephens’s documentary on women’s travels from the 1920s to ’50s presents not just personal glimpses into daily life a century ago but also documents of colonialism.
Laura Larson’s City of Incurable Women draws from archival materials to speculate on the lives of women who were famously hospitalized for hysteria throughout history.
The Philadelphia organization offers artists on-site access to recovered materials, studio space, construction equipment, a $1,000 stipend, and more.
The company is asking users to verify their bank details via Plaid, a fintech company that recently settled a privacy class action lawsuit.
Each artist will receive $190,000 in cash and benefits from the Tulsa Artist Fellowship over a three-year period.
Drawn to Life at the Ackland in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, showcases 17th-century Dutch drawings of landscapes, portraits, preparatory studies, and biblical and historical scenes.
The 1,000-year-old Cañada de la Virgen ceremonial site will be protected from encroaching development.
A total of 24 board members stepped down from their posts after the art center’s parent company allegedly attempted to terminate 12 of their colleagues.
A group of artists and writers denounced the center for hosting Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the country’s former dictator.