It’s Cool to be a Follower

Posted by LeslieSisti on April 30, 2014

The scene: You’ve been sitting at your desk, wringing your hands for two hours. You’ve written and rewritten that first draft more times than should be allowed, but the clock is ticking. You’ve hit the creative wall and you need inspiration – fast.

The next time you find yourself in this predicament, take a break, pull out your phone and peruse Instagram – one of my favorite inspiration stations. Recently, I polled a couple of the brilliant minds of our Creative Team to see who they love keeping up with on Insta. From local museums to globally renowned photographers, here are a few of the accounts our team looks to for inspiration.

Better Fellow – betterfellow

Look to Better Fellow for inspirational quotes and beautiful photos.

Now This News – nowthisnews

As stated on their Instagram profile page, NowThis News features “all you need to stay on the news.”

GoodType – goodtype

Typography is the name of the game of this pen-and-ink-happy Insta account and it’s sure to leave you inspired.

Beautiful typography by GoodType artist Joshua Phillips struck a chord with those affected by the Arkansas tornadoes. Beautiful typography by GoodType artist Joshua Phillips struck a chord with those affected by the Arkansas tornadoes.

Ian Ruhter – ian_ruhter

Ruhters one-of-a-kind photographs come as a result of a unique nineteenth century process called wet plate collodion – a marriage of silver and light.

Signalnoise – signalnoise

James White, visual dynamo behind Signalnoise, is an artist, designer and speaker, creating illustrations inspired by his favorite films, movies and toys. (And the pop culture buff in all of us rejoices.)

Crystal Bridgescrystalbridgesmuseum

Based in Bentonville, AR, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art celebrates the American spirit through art and nature. Tune in to this account for some behind-the-scenes photos of museum goings-on.

The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism is currently on display for patrons of Crystal Bridges Museum. The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism is currently on display for patrons of Crystal Bridges Museum.

Branden Harvey – brandenharvey

Great photography and compelling stories set the stage for this eye-pleasing account. A self-appointed “advocate for dreamers and doers”, Harvey’s photos inspire imagination in its purest form.

National Geographic – natgeo

It’s classic National Geographic, complete with breathtaking photos from around the globe. You should be following.

Bev Weidner – bevcooks

Blogger and food enthusiast Bev Weidner entertains Instagram followers with photos of her culinary and child-rearing adventures, served daily with a generous helping of humor.

Which Instagram accounts inspire you creatively?

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Topics: Mitchell Team