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TOKY Friday 5: Instagram Users

TOKY recently joined the filtered ranks of Instagram. Yeah, we’re a little late to the party, but we’re sharing lots of fun stuff, like our Instagram video Annual Report. There’s a lot more to come, so be sure to give us a follow at @tokybd. To get the inspiration flowing, we asked the team to share their favorite Instagram accounts to follow.

1. @dguttenfelder & @dmeek

So I have two. I stumbled across David Guttenfelder after he received some press for this work shooting North Korea. As AP’s Chief photographer, he has unparalleled access and the ability to capture a lifestyle largely unseen.

And locally there is Demond Meek. This is a dedicated series mostly featuring the beauty that is STL architecture through the lens of a talented professional photographer.

// Jay David, Creative Director

2. @awkwardfamilyphotos

It makes me feel better about myself. Always being the awkward one in pictures often makes me regret what I’ve done, but after spending a couple of hours going through this, I remember that there are more awkward folks in pictures than me. You go America!

// Robert Paige, Senior Interactive Designer

3. @nasa

Typical NASA posts include gorgeous nebulasplanetary glamour shots and goofy astronaut pics—all with informative captions. They’re a welcome and contextualizing break from food pics and selfies.

// Logan Alexander, Designer

4. @yokokakau

I heard about @yokokakau through one of Instagram’s featured users posts. They are a small type design studio and snap Asian characters of all kinds—spray painted onto the street, as neon signage, as food, scrawled onto walls—I’m able to appreciate the form without any attached meaning.

// Jane Nagle, Designer

5. @designsponge

Design*Sponge is a favorite of mine. Honorable mentions: @uppercasemag, @katespade and St. Louis photographer @jennsilverberg.

// Katy Fischer, Creative Director