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06.03.15 Liam Mathews

A lot more advertising is coming to Instagram, the New York Times reports, undoing the mostly ad-free experience that was one of the main things separating Instagram from the other major social networks. On Tuesday, Instagram announced plans to open its feed to all advertisers, which means you will soon be inundated with all sorts […]

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05.18.15 Liam Mathews

Jennifer Pawluck was convicted of criminal harassment last month and on Thursday was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and 18 months probation for posting a photo of street art featuring an illustration of a shot cop on Instagram, the Montreal Gazette first reported. The 22-year-old was also banned from posting publicly on social […]

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03.27.15 Prachi Gupta

For Rupi Kaur, a college photography project turned into a social cause when images from her visual series about menstruation were censored online. Dazed reports that Instagram removed the above image without explanation — twice. Ironically, the Canadian poet’s art project was an attempt to “demystify the stigmas” around periods and to “see how different […]

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03.23.15 Prachi Gupta

Days after it was reported that American Apparel is airbrushing nipples and pubic hair off of its models, ANIMAL has learned that that the millennial retailer is apparently looking to avoid featuring “Instagram hoes or THOTS” in its ad campaigns. “THOT” is a slang abbreviation for the phrase “that hoe over there.” An employee within […]

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02.25.15 Bucky Turco

The ever elusive street artist Banksy continues to remain elusive. Today, the British stenciler posted an image of what appears to be new work on his new Instagram account, @banksy.co.uk, without a caption. UPDATE: the new work is in Gaza. A photo posted by @banksy.co.uk on Feb 25, 2015 at 2:26am PST His publicist Jo […]

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01.27.15 Rhett Jones

Invader is on a winning streak. Just last week his Hong Kong Phooey piece fetched top dollar at auction and this week his international travels have taken him to a place without streets in order to practice his tile-based street art. On Sunday, Invader updated his Instagram with photos from Tanzania, where he was installing multiple […]

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01.16.15 Rhett Jones

Get Up NY is an anonymous collective that wheatpastes printouts of Instagram posts around the city, then it takes pics of its handiwork and posts it up on Instagram. That would be kind of cool on its own, but the real beauty of the project is the collective’s choice of where to put up the prints: […]

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01.06.15 Bucky Turco

Humza Deas is Instagram-famous. Recently profiled by New York magazine, the 17-year-old urban explorer and photographer has amassed over 94,000 followers on the social media platform with gripping images of abandoned places, off-limit areas, and iconic spans all over the city. But it was a recent photo showing someone who appeared to be subway surfing […]

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12.24.14 Bucky Turco

With 113,000 Instagram followers, @Santa’s Instagram account is teeming with activity tonight. The last post, which simply reads “Merry Christmas,” was published about fives hours ago and has over 1,500 comments as of 10:00PM. Some of those commenters are spreading the holiday cheer, while others are crushing children’s dreams with each refresh. “Merry Christmas Santa!” […]

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10.23.14 Rhett Jones

After hitting 10 national parks, a street artist has come to the attention of the Feds and they’ve begun investigating. An Instagram account using the name Creepytings has been posting images of artwork done in either chalk or acrylic, but was abruptly deactivated by the user. According to an L.A. Times report, the account belongs […]

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