Many of us have captured and shared snapshots of our lives throughout the years via Instagram's camera-shaped icon button for posterity's sake, creating public photos albums of both important and the most mundane of moments (and in our case, the best design finds). But now someone has imagined historical moments and figures of the past through the "filter" of Instagram..."what if" moments of yesterday portrayed as Instagram updates.
Histagrams was created on a whim by Gusto NYC and Gavin Alaoen, an idea turned into a Tumblr during a NYC subway ride:
“Swiping thru Instagram, [I] wondered what it would have been like if it was around 5 years ago, then I thought 10, 20 years ago, but why stop there?”
Above are 10 of my personal favorite "updates", all with recognizable real world counterparts amongst both my friends' feed and admittedly my own selection of uploads. I's like to imagine forward thinkers like Darwin, Da Vinci, and Newton would all appreciate the humor...
More Histagrams to enjoy here.
(Image credits: Histagrams)