here are plenty of good reasons to be semi-addicted to Instagram– Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Swizz Beatz are a few celebs with very popular accounts, and rightfully so. Here’s one more reason to make goo-goo eyes at what is, arguably, Apple’s coolest app ever: @Instagrafite (sounds like “insta-grafitti”). This gallery of all things street art just had me lost in a seemingly infinite vortex of beautiful, outrageous images on concrete. Get lost with me inside.
This isn’t the first time Brazil changed my life (see City Of God). @Instagrafite is a non-profit project that was created and conceived in Brazil, but it works through follower-participation. Protein (an equally addictive site) gave them some love a while back, and explained how the project works as a global effort to share street art:
The non-profit project aims to be a virtual gallery of street art that anyone around the world can access through social media platforms, and aims to post at least four new pictures every day. It works through user-generated content: followers are invited to put the hashtag #instagrafite when they post photos of graffiti they’ve found in their city. The best photo of the day is then posted on the project’s profile. As a result, followers can see the latest work by artists such as Os Gêmeos, Speto, Zezão, Nina Pandolfo, Space Invader, Shepard Fairey and Banksy.