José Lourenço Brings Instagram Icons into Reality

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Jul 11, 2013 • References: instagram & lustik.tumblr
José Lourenço is a creative Instagram user who brings the icons from the photo-sharing social network into real life.

Instagram users will get a notification when someone likes a photo they have posted or receive a new follower. The heart or simple silhouette of a person the symbol used by Instagram, but Lourenço has taken it a step further and invented his own outrageous ones. The photos this artist posts to his Instagram account include a yin and yang symbol above a statue of a Buddha or an icon of a fish above a body of water.

This photo series makes Lourenço seem like he is living in a world where everything is expressed in Instagram symbols. Stats for Offline Social Media Simulations Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 17,349 clicks in 149 w
Interest: 1.4 minutes
Concept: Jose Lourenco
Related: 64 examples / 49 photos
Segment: Neutral, 12-35
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