#BrandCrush: Nutella Nails Their Social Presence

Nutella needs no introduction. We all love it, whether it’s good for us or not. You’d think a brand with so much appeal wouldn’t need to do much to keep our love, but like all things Nutella, they’re not good with sharing a little taste. They want to give us the whole jar. On social, that’s just what they’re doing. From Instagram, to Twitter, to Facebook, Nutella takes every chance they can to spread the joy of their product. With over 29 million social fans, they must be doing something right. Here’s why we love them. 

DandKPodcast: The Crazy Funny Instagram You Need to Follow ASAP

Kyle Mooney is a hilarious comedian who you probably know as a castmember on Saturday Night Live. He’s the master of the unassuming-awkward-white guy who tries too hard, and he’s great at capturing the subtleties of his different characters. Some classics:

This Artist Makes Food Spills into Tasty Artworks

Instead of using paint or ink, artist Giulia Bernardelli transforms foods like chocolate and coffee into beautiful artworks spilled across the page. The Italian artist (who goes by Bernulia on Instagram) works completely from instinct, using the inspiration that springs to mind while having a meal or drinking a coffee.

The TSA’s on Instagram (and They’re More Popular Than You)

I’ve got bad news: the TSA is more popular on Instagram than you are. With 305 thousand followers at last count, it’s a little surprising that an organization best known for patting us down and ‘randomly’ digging through our luggage is this popular, but a quick inspection of their photos will make you understand why they’ve got fans: they find some seriously weird stuff.

10 Inspiring Ways Brands Celebrate Holidays on Instagram

There’s a reason we honor holidays and special events: It brings us all closer together. And on social media, it gives us an excuse to join a celebration—or a conversation at least. Hence, practically every day is national something day.

Brands are particularly known for joining in, sharing their own social posts to honor special events. Unfortunately, these posts can often feel cheesy or forced.(We’ve all seen the cringeworthy 9/11 tweets.) But sometimes, brands do it right. On Instagram, the social platform that is the perfect place to experiment with visual content, we’re seeing lots of companies doing creative and clever work around holidays. That said, here are 10 great pieces of content that we’d like to celebrate.

Illustrator Adds Funny Cartoons to Stranger’s Instagram Photos

London-based, Brazilian-born illustrator Lucas Levitan has a humorous ongoing project. He’s been grabbing stranger’s images off Instagram and adding his own characters with funny and awkward results. His additions often transform rather benign photographs into something altogether ridiculous and unexpected – like beachgoers being vacuumed up by a gigantic woman, or a man playing harp with the cables on a bridge.

This Guy Poses His Bull Terrier in Hilariously Imaginative Scenes

When he’s not doodling on just about everything in sight, Rafael Mantesso is drawing silly scenes around his bull terrier and posting them on Instagram. Apparently this dog can sing, fly, does nude modeling and has broken the law at least once. But what’s most impressive is his patience – this dog seems to take it all in stride. It reminds us a lot of the playful work from ma_hovina and her german pointer.

Impossible Bird Formations Take Flight

Shaun Kardinal has been creating digital collages using found images from friends’ Facebook and Instagram feeds… specifically nabbing the birds that frequent their skies. His series Flying Formation is a collection of improbable (or impossible?) formations of birds in curving spirals, perfectly straight lines and sky filling flocks. His unconventional exhibition took the form of posting the images on Instagram over the course of two hours during Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk.

This German Pointer Wears Wild Outfits

There are few things that inspire photographs like a pet… especially one with loads of character. Lal is a German shorthair pointer with character in spades, and a lot of patience too. He sits through loads of photo shoots with his owner (who goes by ma_hovina on Instagram), making images from the theatrical to the surreal. Get a load of all the bizarre hats, objects perfectly balanced on his head and even a few cased where he’s sprouted wings.

Inka Matthew Matches Miniature Everyday Objects to Pantone Swatches

You can’t not live under the influence of Pantone. Their catalogue of colors is the biggest inspiration for even the smallest things in our world.

Designer Inka Matthew decided to focus on those tiny tones that often go unnoticed in her project, Tiny PMS Match.