Instafame - Graffiti and Street Art in the Instagram Era

Author(s): Lachlan MacDowall

art theory | graffiti / street art

Instafame charts the impact of Instagram--one of the world's most popular social media platforms--on visual culture in the mere eight years since its launch. MacDowell traces the intuitive connections between graffiti, street art, and Instagram, arguing that social media's unending battle for a viewer's attention is closely aligned with eye-catching ethos of unsanctioned public art. Beginning with the observation that the scroll of images on a sideways phone screen resembles nothing so much as graffiti seen through the windows of a moving train, Macdowell moves outward to give us a wide-ranging look at how Instagram has already effected a dramatic shift in the making and viewing of street art.


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  • : 9781783209835
  • : Intellect, Limited
  • : Intellect, Limited
  • : August 2019
  • : books

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  • : Paperback
  • : 200
  • : Lachlan MacDowall