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- Heard Around the Web on the New Instagram Logo
- Best Meme of the Week Goes to Instagram’s New Logo
- Hate Instagram’s new logo? Here’s how to get the old one back on your iPhone.
- Designer Alternatives
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This week, when Instagram released a completely redesigned iPhone app, alongside a brand new app icon (see the new colorful image above on the right vs. the iconic “old school” camera on the left), the blogosphere revolted in immediate disgust. While most people seem to have positive things to say about the actual app update, Instagram’s new app icon has generated no shortage of negative and, at times, hilarious feedback.
Here’s a highlight of some of the more amusing and vitriolic reactions to the new icon found across the web:
Opinions Heard Around the Web on the New Instagram Logo
Opinion #1: Boy Genius Report – Yoni Heisler. The entire world is still tearing Instagram’s horrible new look apart
Nobody likes change and the tech community, in particular, seems to be especially averse to any sweeping or even minor changes made to software that they love.
Opinion #2: Adweek – Tim Nudd. May well go down as one of the biggest design fails of the year.
Unfortunately, while it may render better in some environments, it’s a very forgettable image that will get lost on people’s phones amid the thousands of other similarly uninspired designs of most tech apps. It’s a bit baffling how this is considered an improvement—indeed, why they felt there was a need to “modernize” at all.
Opinion #3: Mashable – Raymond Wong. I hate the new Instagram icon. You can disagree, but you’re still wrong. Why Instagram’s new icon and black and white design suck
Unsurprisingly, Instagram users are having some pretty strong reactions to the new look. Some longtime users seem put off by the new colorful design while others are questioning the design choices.
Opinion #4: New York Times – Liam Stack. The Great Instagram’s Logo Freakout of 2016
Instagram changed its logo on Wednesday and, predictably, the Internet was not entirely pleased. To put it bluntly: It freaked out.
How the new Instagram icon was made. pic.twitter.com/GnivZv81pW
— Oliur (@UltraLinx) May 11, 2016
From the comments:
Opinion #5: The Guardian – Hannah Jane Parkinson. Instagram unveils new logo, but it’s not quite picture perfect
Photo sharing app unveils new sunset-coloured logo and a sleeker in-app look, but opinion is mixed.
Opinion on social media from Instagram users is split. Some are on the fence:
But those in the design business do seem to genuinely like it:
Then others, just plain make fun of the new logo…
Meme of the Week
#1 Meme of the Week:
#2 Meme of the Week:
If you’re one of the users who can’t stand the look of Instagram’s new app icon, we’ll show you how to get the old one back on your iPhone in just a few seconds, with no jailbreaking or other hacks required.
How about this Instagram logo designed by Michael Flarup? My personal take: So much better!
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