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Yahoo!’s New Brightly-Colored Camera Avatars For Flickr
By Anthea Quay, 24 May 2013
With the revamp of its Flickr, search giant Yahoo! hired award-winning Greece-based designer Charis Tsevis to create new avatars for its photo-sharing site.
Tsevis created vibrantly-colored geometric illustrations of cameras, reflective of Flickr’s products and community: photography-centric, colorful and personal.
Influenced by Furutist ‘Aeropittura’, later movements of M.A.C. (Movimento Arte Concreta) and other mid-century movements—the illustrations are what Tsevis calls “Neo-Furutism” or “Neo-Cubism”.
Flickr would be replacing the default avatars with Tsevis-created illustrations, at a larger size as compared to the old avatars.
A retro camera
A twin-lens reflex camera
A DSLR camera with a more classic body design from Olympus
A smartphone like the iPhone
The good old Polaroid
A DSLR camera shape like that from Canon
A DSLR camera from Nikon
A medium format camera like the Hasselblad
A point-and-shoot camera like that from Fujifilm
A point-and-shoot camera like that of the Leica
A point-and-shoot camera like that from Sony
A compact SLR camera from Nikon
[via Charis Tsevis]
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