An Eye for Design on Tumblr
No matter what your interests are, you will find your people on Tumblr. We’ve already showed you the DIY/Crafters on Tumblr, in addition on to the conversation around architecture, movies, travel and tech. The visual nature and deep connection movies make with their audience ensure their popularity on the social blogging site, and the visual aspect of the other topics like architecture are drawn out through the sharing of photography and other expressive visualizations- like GIF demos of DIY projects- of the subject matter.
Similar to architecture is design; in fact, one of the same posts appeared in the top ten of both topics. Design also encompasses everything from calligraphy- the most popular post- to product design (like the second most popular post, about this transparent paper weight you can read through) and more.
In the past month, 198.2k posts were made by a community of 2.4 million Tumblr users and design enthusiasts, earning 5.2 million notes. That’s an average of 26 notes per post; only movies and the related subject of architecture earn more on average. The majority of those notes are on photo posts, as well— all top 10 posts were photo posts, and, well, this image speaks for itself:
This also points to a highly, highly engaged community; a lot of the top contributors submit hundreds of design posts, showing their commitment and passion for it.
The most popular tags reinforce the related nature of design and architecture, while also highlighting the fascination with calligraphy and the tools of that trade:
10. brush pen
(Oh, and not even design lovers can’t resist a good cat gif either, if the 8th most popular post has anything to say about it.)
Are you a design enthusiast? Which are your favorite design inspiration Tumblrs to follow?