"Camelflage" - a series of images created by hand-painting toy camels to blend into their environments.

Prints available here.

#LightBoxFF: David Schwen's Eternal Sunshine for the Creative Mind

David Schwen might not be a photographer, but his creative and quirky Instagram feed has quickly become an inspiration to many.

🍔 #camelflageseries (at Dschwen)

🍔 #camelflageseries (at Dschwen)

hellocereallovers:

We love dschwenllc's take on an animated Lucky Charms box. Show off your design chops by submitting your re-imagined cereal box design and we might feature it on Hello, Cereal Lovers! 
 
 

hellocereallovers:

We love dschwenllc's take on an animated Lucky Charms box. Show off your design chops by submitting your re-imagined cereal box design and we might feature it on Hello, Cereal Lovers! 

 

 

Emojis happen. (at Dschwen LLC.)

Emojis happen. (at Dschwen LLC.)

"What does the fox say?"
Wait for it… (at Dschwen LLC.)

"What does the fox say?"
Wait for it… (at Dschwen LLC.)

Melts in the snow, not in your hand. #olympics

Melts in the snow, not in your hand. #olympics

Recharging my banana phone… #dschwenllc (at 🔆)

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Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPinteractivegrams

Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a photo announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.

This weekend, we were inspired by Minneapolis designer and illustrator David Schwen (@dschwen)’s #interactivegrams series for a special Valentine’s Day project. By staging his photos and videos with a heart shape in the center, David creates an interactive experience for his followers: when they double tap his photo or video to ‘like’ it, the heart that appears on Instagram matches up with the heart in his photo or video.

The goal this weekend is to take a creative interactive photo or video of your own.

Some tips to get you started:

  • Keep an eye out for heart shapes in the wild. Whether it’s a particularly well-shaped leaf, the design in your latte foam or part of a sign, you’ll see them everywhere once you start looking.
  • You can get crafty with this project as well. Experiment with objects you can mold, gather, carve or arrange into a heart. You can also make a video by showing the whole process.
  • To figure out the arrangement of your shape, place the heart in the center of the frame. Try to crop your photo so that there’s about a heart and a half of space between your heart and the edge of your frame.

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPinteractivegrams hashtag to photos or videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs or videos to the project. Any image or video taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!

Today’s collaboration was created with the help from Daisy the Labradoodle. (at Waite Park)

Today’s collaboration was created with the help from Daisy the Labradoodle. (at Waite Park)

#interactivegrams (at Dschwen LLC.)

Sunglasses + iPhone #doityourselfemoji (at Dschwen LLC.)

Sunglasses + iPhone #doityourselfemoji (at Dschwen LLC.)

It’s so hard to focus when my co-worker acts like this.

It’s so hard to focus when my co-worker acts like this.

"Click and Collect" - editorial illustration for TIME Magazine about grocery services that allow you to order online and then pick up at various locations (February 3rd, 2014 | Vol. 8 No. 4). #dschwenllc (at Dschwen LLC.)

"Click and Collect" - editorial illustration for TIME Magazine about grocery services that allow you to order online and then pick up at various locations (February 3rd, 2014 | Vol. 8 No. 4). #dschwenllc (at Dschwen LLC.)

🔴🔵 (created with layers of colored acetate in-between a sheet of glass)

#ligatureseries (at Dschwen LLC.)

🔴🔵 (created with layers of colored acetate in-between a sheet of glass)

#ligatureseries (at Dschwen LLC.)