Thursday, October 18, 2012
Cats of Instagram 2013 Wall Calendar
As I recently mentioned, if there's one major benefit to Instagram, it's the easily searchable cat pictures in all their filtered glory. And if you've spent any time at all on the free photo sharing app, you know one account that stands above the rest when it comes to curating kitty pix is Cats of Instagram (@cats_of_instagram).
You didn't think I was going to do a review without using Instagram, did you?
Created by pals Eli + Geo, COI showcases cat pictures from photographers from around the world, who vie for a chance to be featured in their feed by adding the #catsofinstagram hashtag to their shots. Since its inception last year, the popular community has grown to over 351,000 dedicated feline fanatics, who appreciate beautiful feline photography.
In light of their recent success, Cats of Instagram recently threw open the doors to an online shop that stocks COI-inspired apparel, prints, cards and more. Another upcoming addition I'm excited to preview for you is their 2013 wall calendar, featuring photos hand selected from their Instagram feed.
The spiral bound calendar, which is produced by Keepsy, includes 72 cat and kitten photos (six per month) to help get you through the year in feline style. Some months have a definite theme (February is full of snuggle bunnies and March is kitties enjoying Springtime splendor), while others are less cohesive (no black cats for October? c'mon!), yet still adorable nonetheless.
The Cats of Instagram Calendar will be released on Nov. 2 for $19.95 through the COI Store. In the meantime, stop by their site and start tagging your pics to give your cat a shot at their 15 minutes of fame.
Disclosure: Cats of Instagram provided me with a free copy of their calendar for review, but all thoughts, opinions, and moody Instagram shots expressed in this post are my own.