Designing Instagram’s Logo
You may have noticed in last week’s update that the Instagram logo got a fresh look. Mackey Saturday (@saturday), a designer and typographer from Denver, Colorado, is the creative force behind Instagram’s logo.
An avid Instagrammer, Mackey committed himself to creating a logo that would resonate with the community: “My hope is that the new design maintains all the excitement and delight that Instagram has had from the beginning, but with an even more polished finish,” Mackey says.
Mackey spent countless hours collaborating with our team until the final design emerged. “I want people to know and see that every last detail is always being considered and that this is a place where they can confidently create and share new memories for years to come. I’m honored to have a part in helping further those moments and hope that this piece becomes synonymous with fond memories, joyful emotions, and thrilling aspirations for the community.”
Baiturrahman Grand Mosque (Mesjid Raya Baiturrahman) Minaret
From the Collection: Photos of Minarets
Spotlight: South Africa
Since launching, we’ve seen Instagram spread from our headquarters in the Bay Area to every corner of the globe. In this series, Spotlight, we’ll highlight top users from countries and cities with thriving Instagram communities.
South Africa, the African continent’s southernmost country, boasts 11 official languages, three capital cities and some of the most photogenic landscapes in the world. Instagrammers both homegrown and from abroad have given outsiders a glimpse into this vast and diverse country, from the Namib desert in the northwest to the subtropical forests in the east to the coastline that stretches over 1700 miles (2700km).
Want an insider’s view of South Africa? Follow these locals to see the country through their lens.
- Ofentse Mwase, a cinematographer snapping photos from Johannesburg and its outskirts — @unclescrooch
- Alessio La Ruffa, taking beautiful photos in and around Pretoria — @alessiolr
- Ross Pickford, a software developer sharing photos from Cape Town — @roscoedude
- Gareth Pon, a filmmaker photographing Johannesburg’s cityscapes — @garethpon
To explore the country in depth, you can also browse the location pages for some of South Africa’s most popular destinations: