Indie Design, time and… Instagram

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Last week I read about Instagram for Android and I thought “cool… I never used it before but I think I will”. Suddenly, a LOT of my contacts in Facebook started to post a LOT of pics. Instagram fever began.

Something that captures my attention is that many of the indie designers uses Instagram for their product shots (with vintage filters, of course). It seems that the vintage look is quite distinctive for independent design. Funny that one of the most innovative trend has adopted a wasted style to show itself in the market. I´m not so sure if the nostalgic aura that surround indie creation is because of the handcrafts or because the popularity of the recycled fashion, but… what about all the new creations, the emergent designers and brands?

I think Independent Design has an interesting perspective of our present and is looking for changes and new horizons for our future. I love that vintage style (I really do) but, what is indie design saying to the world with this wasted image?

This is only one thing to think about…



About Akira Sunshin

Writer (because writing is the only way for me to say what I want to say. I´m a writer by trade). Pocket Philosopher (I studied Philosophy but I can´t say that I´m a Philosopher, how can I? That will be decided by my readers, my followers, by a bunch of people in the top of the academic world and after all, by history). Comic reader / Scriptwriter / Illustrator (Well, like I said before, I´m writer by trade but scripwriting for comics is quite enjoyable to me. I love comics and I started completely independent doing some stories and drawings. I don´t like my draws but some people think that I have an interesting style, Anyway, I really would like to find an illustrator to be my partner making some good comics), Designer / Graphic Artist (Yeah, maybe, but I learnt all that I know by myself and with a little help from my friends. I love design and arts. I think that the word is an image and image is part of this infinite text that we call "Universe"). Teacher (Teaching is the most satisfying job. I really enjoy the knowledge sharing and I believe that ignorance is the real guilty of the human pain. Maybe knowledge hurts, but ignorance kills).

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