Visual artist Richard Prince has stirred some commotion with his Instagram paintings. Richard took many screenshots from various models, artists, and celebrities from their Instagram and created the installation entitled, “New Portraits.”
Showcased at the Gagosian Gallery in 2014 but talks were stirred once paintings were being sold for $100,000. Because Richard took the original photos and included his own caption and verbiage, they were seen as original work.
What are your thoughts on Richard’s “New Portraits” installment?
Photography by Robert McKeever
We ran a huge Photography Contest on Instagram over the past 5 days and we must say, there are some creative Publishers out there! For each day, we had a separate theme which had Publishers go out to seeking their most creative shots. With hundreds of entries each day, we picked out the most unique shots that stood out from the rest. Each day a winner was picked and each received a $350 gift code to our online store as well as pair of our collaborative shoe with Tretorn and Ps & Qs. Check out our 5 winners below! More contests like this coming in the future!
Publishers, thank you for being a part of something truly amazing! Because of YOU we reached the 100K milestone on Instagram. We wanted to celebrate with a bang and offer the chance for 50 of our fans to win a pair of Jogger Pants! Those who participated in the 100K Instagram contest, below are the winners!
Winners will be contacted within the next few days with further instructions on how to redeem your prize via Instagram Direct Message.
All we do is pin pin pin…
If you guys follow us on Instagram, you’d remember that we posted a few pictures on some sneak-peek Publish pins a while back. Today, we’re finally releasing our 2012 first edition pin sets. Pulling visuals from a lot of our graphics and prints, we are releasing 5 sets of assorted pin packages. The pins, coming in packs of 5 make for the perfect accessory to add panache to any garment. Now available at the Publish Shop online.
Spring has sprung and the “Pursuit of Cool” continues with our first Instagram contest alongside our friends over at 80spurple.com. We’re giving the chance to offer 3 creative individuals a chance to win a total of $1000 worth of Publish gear (each week’s package worth $333). It’s so easy to win and you can’t go wrong!
Submit a “photo of the day” based on the theme of each day. We want to see what you see. Take our instructions and mold it into your own interpretations. Every time you enter a photo it increases your chance to win!
Publish x 80’s Purple – Instagram Photo a Day Challenge
$1000 Publish Giveaway!
The contest begins May 7th, 2012 at 11:00am EST and will conclude May 27th, 2012 at 11:00pm EST.
The instructions are simple:
Instructions for the following weeks:
Week 2 starts May 14th:
1. Something that inspires you
2. Your reflection
3. The sky
5. The sunset
6. A song you’re listening to
Week 3 starts May 21st:
1. Something you can’t live without
2. Black + White
3. Something you found today
5. Your shoes
Be sure to share this with your friends!
One winner will be chosen at the end of every week for three consecutive weeks. An announcement will be made weekly on the 80’s Purple blog, Facebook page, and Instagram and a new set of instructions will be revealed. Winners will be chosen based on the individual who we best feel has a solid collection of creative photos.
Stay in the know.
The advancement of technology nowadays has changed the way people are communicating with one another. For some of us it started out with pagers and codes like “143” (I love you), “823” (thinking of you), and the “80085” (boobs). You really couldn’t get let a group of people know what you were up to unless you were actually with them. Nowadays, through social media you can let the masses know what you’re doing while you’re doing it. Update your status with news on Facebook, snap a picture and share it with an artsy filter via Instagram or curate a collection of pictures you find inspiring through tumblr.
At Publish, we use all these outlets to express our ideas, opinions and random blurbs from everything fashion to food and a lot of stuff in between. Be in the know and get a glimpse behind the design, inspiration and style behind Publish Brand by getting connected with us. Today for Tomorrow is the movement and Publish Brand is the vehicle!
Join the Publish Instagram Movement!
Instagram is a social media application for people to share photos. Sounds pretty simple right? Over the past 2 years Instagram has grown to over 25 million users worldwide. The only catch is the application is only available for the Iphone. We here at Publish are obsessed with Instragram and use it on a daily basis. Each time you open the app, the user experiences visual adventure from different users around the world. Take a look into some of our favorites: