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@ukrainian_logos • Instagram photos and videos
"🇺🇦 Archive of graphic marks designed by Ukrainian designers in the 20th century. Project: @hupa.lo, @maryan.ivasyk "
instagrams  ukraine  logos  design  graphidesign 
11 weeks ago by robertogreco
circusaroundtheworld [Circus Around the World] • Fotos y vídeos de Instagram
"Run by @ronoppenheimer To Be Featured 🌎: ⠀⠀1) Follow us and this page 🎪 ⠀⠀2) Use #circusaroundtheworld in a post ❗️ Do Cool Circus Things ❗️ "
circus  instagrams 
july 2018 by robertogreco
Indepth Sound Design (@indepthsounddesign) • Fotos y vídeos de Instagram
"Indepth Sound Design a treasure trove of educational sound deconstruction, audio stem breakdowns, and other aural inspiration. based in los angeles, ca"
sound  audio  instagrams 
february 2018 by robertogreco
Sabyasachi Mukherjee (@sabyasachiofficial) • Fotos y vídeos de Instagram
"Sabyasachi Mukherjee Official page to the world of Sabyasachi. Sabyasachi Flagship In Calcutta, New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. "
instagrams  fashion  india  photography  sabyasachimukherjee 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Skeleton of color. (@butch_locsin_from_la) • Fotos y vídeos de Instagram
"Skeleton of color. I am a performance artist, painter, illustrator who loves to create. I love being photographed, but any drawings seen here are done by me. "

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instagrams  photography 
june 2017 by robertogreco
US National Park Service Maps (@nationalparkmaps) • Fotos y vídeos de Instagram
"US National Park Service Maps 🗺 Maps created at Harpers Ferry Center, center for media services for the National Park Service. Download high resolution NPS maps at the link below. "
instagram  nationalparks  maps  mapping  cartography  instagrams 
may 2017 by robertogreco
K.T. Billey: Utmost Import: Instagram & the Future of the Icelandic Language - Guernica / A Magazine of Art & Politics

"Futbol vikings, moonbeams, Björk—Iceland has long-since captured the global imagination, often capitalizing on foreign fascination. Tourism has been essential to the country’s post-crash economic recovery and guerrilla activities in the form of social media have emerged as a complement to ad campaigns and travel initiatives. Put simply, the posted image is the new word of mouth and Iceland is Instagrammer heaven. When cabin porn is a noun-ed phenomenon, Grade-A bragging visuals have brought hordes of visitors and money to the Nordic island. However, the influx has not been without anxiety. One Instagram account embodies the bane and boon of tourism for contemporary Icelandic identity.

Every Single Word in Icelandic, @everysinglewordinicelandic, is one of the most charming mini-galleries around. The concept is simple: pictographs break down the etymology of Icelandic words, illustrating cultural personality and the magic of language while teaching interested followers a thing or two.

Created by Eunsan Huh, a graphic designer who began learning Icelandic in New York City, many Every Single Word entries are Icelandic symbology: wool sweater, hot dog, whale (peysa, pylsa, hvalur). Others reflect Iceland’s absorption of new practices. In a shepherding country, chopsticks are called matprjónar or “food knitting needles.” Idioms also pop up—in Icelandic a tough cookie could be called a harðjaxl, a “hard molar.” The ranks of the account’s followers has steadily grown. Particularly in terms of nature and ‘folk’ attitudes, we seem collectively predisposed to being amused by Iceland the way audiences at comedy shows come ready to laugh.

The interest in Icelandic is certainly welcome. A language spoken by about 300 000 people must work to preserve itself. Reliance on importation and a history of Danish rule make Iceland no stranger to fears of foreign influence. A vital function of the Icelandic Language Council is to establish Icelandic words for new inventions. Drawing on Old Norse and Icelandic roots, the goal is to prevent an influx of loanwords—once Danish, now English—from taking over. Some borrowed words have taken hold—the use of banani far surpasses bjúgaldin “sausage fruit”—but preservation efforts have paid off in terms of language survival and intrigue. The word for television is a popular example that reminds us of how strange tv was upon its invention, as well as of the beauty of the English word. Sjónvarp breaks down into “vision caster.” Tele-vision. It may seem obvious, augljós, (auga<, eye, + ljós, light), but is there anything we take more for granted?

Perhaps one thing. The internet, whose here-to-eternity English poses an unprecedented threat to Iceland’s notoriously difficult, poetic, and odd tongue. Icelandic schooling has long included English, Danish, Latin, and various other languages, but English is particularly alluring for young people looking to participate in global arenas. Not just the online, but in technology use in general. As the Icelandic writer Sjón put it in an interview I conducted with him for Asymptote International Literary Journal,“When the day comes that we have to speak to our refrigerators in English (which I believe is not far in the future), Icelandic will retreat very fast.”

Former President of Iceland Vigdis Finnbogadóttir drew an oft-repeated distinction: Icelandic is not a ‘small language’ but rather ‘a language spoken by few.’ According to Finnbogadóttir, an active linguistic advocate (and the world’s first elected woman head of state—fewer speakers often boast when they can), there are no small languages. This rings true to anyone who has been mouth-baffled in a land of extensive compound words. It is not a numbers game, but hundreds of years of Nordic literature—an immeasurable contribution to world culture and mythology—is contingent on linguistic knowledge."

"Tomorrow’s folk tale might be a cautionary yarn about the Pokémon hunter who fell into Goðafoss. Purists might cringe at the notion, romantics might refuse to read it—or watch the trailer. There is much to bemoan about the evolving tension between technology and our physical and social lives: bodily detachment, fractured attention, intimate dis-ease. Worries about Icelandic are well-founded, but its speakers are aware. Gerður Kristný responded to the ‘why not write in English’ question by explaining that language has so much to do with Icelandic independence and identity, she will always write in Icelandic. It is her language. Technology looms, but pride and artistry is made of different stuff. Human obstinacy is a phenomenon unto itself.

The fate of Icelandic and other languages spoken by few remains to be seen, read, and heard. For now, as with anything, we can take the mixed bag, if we believe we have a choice. Absorbing positive resonance when we can is a coping skill as venerable as sagas. Marveling at inventions creates space for thought about how to use them well.

Rarity may protect languages via the kind of cult interest Icelandic enjoys. Print was supposed to be dead by now, or the realm of fetishized art objects and eccentric collectors. Yet book-devices haven’t supplanted books themselves. There are simply more ways to read. The internet is akin to Borges’ Babel in both threat and potential—it cultivates a browsing attitude that eats its children but also offers a place to be intentionally communicative. Never have we had such a grand chance to self-define or such an audience for our own terms.

“Orchestra” is a pertinent Every Single Word in Icelandic entry. Hljómsveit, literally “sound team.” The ancient chorus persists, in one form or another, and it is what we make of it."

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iceland  icelandic  language  languages  instagram  ktbilley  eunsanhuh  symbols  symbology  history  linguistics  audio  pronunciation  translation  english  illustration  via:tealtan  instagrams 
august 2016 by robertogreco
mehrdad (@m1rasoulifard) • Instagram photos and videos
"mehrdad تاریخ معماری ایران Welcom to architecture history of iran☝☝ All photos are taken by me 📷( note4)"

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instagrams  instagram  architecture  iran  via:jtardie  design  art 
february 2016 by robertogreco
@illsnapmatix • Instagram photos and videos
"illsnapmatix Daily inspiration from GTA V next-gen. ^^^ Hit Follow. Full-res images at the link. (All GTA money ig accounts are blocked and reported, give up)."

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instagram  gta  grandtheftauto  landscape  videogames  games  gaming  instagrams 
february 2016 by robertogreco
@reregrammer • Instagram photos and videos
"an iterative Instagram experiment by MN-based artist Patrick Koziol. One image of Alfred Russel Wallace regrammed from the previous."
instagram  degradation  compression  patrickkoziol  photography  digital  instagrams 
october 2015 by robertogreco
Paul Nicklen (@paulnicklen) • Instagram
"Paul Nicklen National Geographic Fellow and photographer; public speaker; conservationist; explorer; founder of SeaLegacy; Canadian. "
photography  instagram  nature  animals  via:anne  paulnicklen  nationalgeographic  oceans  instagrams 
july 2015 by robertogreco

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