Evolution Of Famous Logos Over Time

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When the Instagram app was released in 2010, the original logo consisted of a Polaroid camera against a white background. The logo was designed by Kevin Systrom, the CEO and founder of Instagram. It featured several buttons, lenses, and a very small “Instagram” on the left-hand side. However, the creators of Instagram quickly realized the camera wasn’t actually related to the app. By the time the app began to gain popularity, the logo had already been changed.

Evolution Of Famous Logos Over Time

The second Instagram logo design was also inspired by an older version of a camera, this time from the 1950s. The design focused more heavily on the camera lens, centering it and making it the central focus of the art. The logo kept the rainbow stripes, but moved them to the top, left-hand corner of the icon. It also shortened “Instagram” to “INST.” Although this is perhaps the most well-known version of the Instagram logo, it was only in use until 2011.

Evolution Of Famous Logos Over Time
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In 2011, the Instagram logo changed again, but only slightly. The rainbow stripes were widened a bit and “INST” was changed to “Insta,” giving the app its new nickname. More details were also added to both the camera lens and the viewfinder, making them both look more complex and 3-dimensional. This was the design that stuck, and Instagram maintained this logo for five years, until 2016.

Evolution Of Famous Logos Over Time

In 2016, Instagram redesigned its logo yet again, this time making some drastic changes. Rather than keeping the camera, the logo maintained only the rough sketch of a camera displayed in various bright colors. The new logo was initially met with disdain from viewers, who considered the minimalist look to be too basic. Now, however, the Instagram logo is an accepted version of the app that has become recognizable to viewers across the world. While the design hasn’t changed in five years, it’s certain any future changes will be met with the same skepticism from users of the app.

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Funny Fun Fact

Here are some fun facts to entertain you and fuel your discussions!

  1. The photo considered to be the very first in the history of photography was taken in 1826 by Joseph Niepce. It is entitled “View From the Window” and required an 8-hour exhibition.
  2. Space smells like seared steak.
  3. Greenland Sharks can live to be over 500 years old.
  4. The moon sometimes has moonquakes. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, these are caused by tidal stresses connected to the distance between the Earth and the moon.
  5. Rowdy goats have to wear pool noodles on their horns.
  6. Pigeons are able to differentiate between the paintings of Monet and Picasso.
  7. Bee hummingbirds are so small that they are often mistaken for insects.
  8. In 2009, research conducted by Texas researchers and published in the journal PLOS One showed that Brazilian free-tailed bats could communicate distinguishable syllables and phrases to sing a love song to attract suitors.
  9. Humans are the only animals that blush or feel embarrassed—a most complex emotion that requires understanding the opinions of others as well as other factors.
  10. Sometimes one bee stings another.
  11. Matthew McKnight was hit by a car in 2001 and has since held the record for the greatest distance thrown in a car accident. The car was travelling at 70 miles per hour and McKnight was propelled 118 feet away. Fortunately, he survived.
  12. Since 2002, in Florida, pregnant pigs are constitutionally protected against caging. This amendment considers that during pregnancy, a pig must be able to turn around freely.
  13. The very first color photo dates back to 1861. It was taken by the British physicist James Maxwell.
  14. Your nostrils can only work one at a time. This explains, among other things, why, when you have a cold, you have only one blocked nostril at a time.
  15. The wood frog can refrain from peeing for up to 8 months.
  16. It has already happened that the total weight of ants on Earth equals the total weight of humans. This would have happened about 2,000 years ago.
  17. Manatees are also known as “floaty potatoes”.
  18. The very first aerial photograph was taken by the French inventor Turnache in 1858. He photographed the city of Paris from a balloon.
  19. There are only two mammals that enjoy spicy foods: humans and tree shrews.
  20. Just like humans, koalas have fingerprints.
  21. Sea lions can dance to a beat.
  22. Looking at a picture of a cute animal can increase your productivity.
  23. According to statistics, nowadays, only 2 out of every 10 photos taken with digital cameras are printed on paper.
  24. Rabbits can’t puke.
  25. A human sneeze occurs at 100mph. That’s faster than the maximum running speed of a cheetah, 4.5 times faster than Usain Bolt’s speed record and 20 times faster than Michael Phelps.
  26. Including humans, there would be about 8.7 million species on Earth.
  27. In the United States, more humans die each year because of a cow than because of a shark.
  28. There is a giant fish with a transparent head.
  29. Being bitten by the Lone Star tick can make you allergic to red meat.
  30. Cheetahs can’t roar, but they can purr, hiss, meow, and growl, just like our house cats.