Follow Friday: Shuturp

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Follow Shuturp on Instagram for a wonky drawings and a warped sense of humour. 

As we have shown throughout this series, Instagram can have many different uses. Whether it is interior design inspiration, the best places to spot street art or what stationery to buy – there’s an Instagram for everything! If however, like many of us, you simply tap the Instagram app in search of something that will make you smile then look no further than Shuturp.

Shuturp’s feed is filled with eccentric doodles guaranteed to evoke a smile if not a blown belly laugh.

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A pony-dog drawing.. any why not.

Drawings range from that of slightly odd pony-dogs to outright bizarre depictions of men “watering their nipples”. All of these odd scenarios are brought to life in an inky and spontaneous fashion. Interestingly, the real name of the illustrator behind the Shuturp art isn’t attached to the brand. This let’s her hilariously odd alter-ego take centre stage and makes for an even more characterful brand.

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The best illustrations from Shuturps feed are made into t-shirts and sold online

Her immediate way of working allows Shuturp to quickly turn funny observations into hilarious illustrations. The best of which are then translated into prints, cards, t-shirts and socks which are sold in Shuturp’s online store. Our favourite pick from the store is the “Pals” t-shirt which walks the fine line between unnerving and friendly in the best way possible.

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Shuturp illustrations promote positivity in the most wonderfully weird way

Whilst it does play an important part, Shuturp’s brand isn’t all about silliness. After laying the groundwork of humour, the feed has been used to discuss mental health in an accessible way.

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Whilst it does play an important part, Shuturp’s brand isn’t all about silliness. After laying the groundwork of humour, the feed has been used to discuss mental health in an accessible way.

Finding “inspirational” quotes on any social media channel isn’t exactly difficult but finding those which don’t make you cringe is a whole different story. Rainbow-coloured sarcastic quotes like “I love getting anxiety for no reason” and those telling us not to feel bad for feeling sad feel relatable and honest but not sickly. Through these, Shuturp’s over 21 thousand followers are constantly reminded that they are not the only one’s who have bad days.

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One of Shuturp’s best known illustrations spreads a positive, feminist message

Shuturp also uses her illustration to spread the word about important causes too. For example, her “Legal” t-shirt started life as an Instagram post pointing out how absurd it is that women’s nipples are banned on social media but men’s aren’t. The boldness of Shuturp’s style makes this important feminist message all the more impactful.

Using Instagram to spread positivity and point out what’s wrong with the world, Shuturp shows social media at it’s very best.

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Whilst this sort of campaigning and discussion is an admirable sideline to the Shuturp brand, most of her post’s are simply aimed at making you laugh. From characters who are addicted to dry shampoo to those desperately searching for a “good person” – Shuturp’s illustrations are as hilarious as they are relatable. Social media is so tainted by negativity, it’s refreshing to see a feed dedicated to putting something positive back out into the world.

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Illustration shared range from a little quirky to outright absurd

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Shuturp illustrations are as hilarious as they are relatable

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The best illustrations from Shuturp’s feed are made into t-shirts and sold online

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Posted on Sep 29th, 17 by | Twitter: @HeadlessGreg

Headless Greg is the pseudonym of Scottish illustrator Greg McIndoe. Often found hunting for creative ideas and inspiration online and in books and magazines, he joined Inkygoodness in 2014 as a regular columnist.

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