Instagram Joins Forces With Artists To Design Voting Registration Stickers
By Mikelle Leow, 17 Sep 2020
Artwork by Jing Wei for Instagram, featured with permission
Here’s the thing. If you have the time to zombie-scroll and tap through Instagram stories, you have the time to register to vote. As a reminder, the social network has teamed up with artists to roll out a series of interactive stickers encouraging voting ahead of National Voter Registration Day on 22 September.
The company commissioned six artists of diverse backgrounds—D’Ara Nazaryan, Reyna Noriega, Hank Washington, Jing Wei, Barry Lee, and Iliana Galvez—to illustrate English and Spanish stickers surrounding voter registration in their own vibrant styles. For the first time, some of these images will also center on early voting and voting by mail.
The set appears under the sticker icon at the top of the screen when you draft an Instagram story. Users are encouraged to share them to remind citizens to register to vote.
The rollout follows Instagram’s launch of its Voting Information Center, which serves as an all-in-one portal for tools and information about voting.
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Made a couple of voting stickers for @instagram, which you can now find and use in stories. I assume most people who follow me here are on the same page about this but in case anyone is not, please register and vote and do it 𝙀𝘼𝙍𝙇𝙔. The ballot request deadline for NY is 10/27, and early in-person voting starts on 10/24. To make it all easier, if you tap on the stickers after posting, it’ll help you request a ballot in your state! So find your info, encourage others and let us try to adopt the cautious optimism of this little mailbox 😬😰 And swipe to see outtakes/messy sketches (forever my favorite part)
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Images by Jing Wei for Instagram, featured with permission
Images by D’Ara Nazaryan for Instagram, featured with permission
Images by Reyna Noriega for Instagram, featured with permission
Images by Hank Washington for Instagram, featured with permission
Images by Barry Lee for Instagram, featured with permission
Images by Iliana Galvez for Instagram, featured with permission
[Images courtesy of Instagram, artwork by various artists and featured with permission]
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