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Social media has become a beacon for creative thinking minds to share their vision with the world. In a time where having the most likes and followers can give you an ad campaign or major industry collaboration, artists are flocking to Instagram to showcase their best work in hopes of broadening their artistic horizons. Scrolling through dozens of profiles, hashtags and linked profiles, we’ve chosen the top 5 Instagram artists that are double-tapping their way to fame. We may as well bring you this every month.

Benjamin Constantine (@plumpe_ostere)

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Artist Benjamin Constantine from Brisbane, Australia creates the most morbidly cute illustrations giving us the best work with guts, girls, and graphic tears.

Matt Troy (@matttroy)

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This Canadian artist takes graphic art to a whole new level. Not only are his posts filled with internet-age computer graphics, but also his captions and comments play a role in shaping how his work is viewed on Instagram.

 Kendra Yee (@unadoptable)

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At only 18 years old, Kendra Yee has already graced the pages of magazines such as Rookie Mag with her playful illustrations and doodles. She’s also titled her website, “poop girl draws” so what’s not to love?

FriendsWithYou (@friendswithyou)

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A Los Angeles based art collective, FriendsWithYou does all things adorable in their colorful Instagram feed. We know cause we featured them in our Teamwork Issue.

Carlos Santolalla (@raatcity)

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Photographer Carlos Santolalla captures beautifully intimate moments in the streets of NYC. He and his boyfriend are also known as fashionable couple @jarlos420 who have both been in ad campaigns for DKNY.


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