Attn: Android users. We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of the new Tumblr app!
Apart from a totally new, beautiful interface, updates include:
- More responsive, faster-loading dashboard and blogs
- Better photo browsing and animated gif support when you tap an image
- Notifications for multiple blogs live in one place
- Tumblr Radar!
If your phone isn’t set to auto-update the app, be sure to download the update in the Google Play market.
Tumblr Tuesday: Earth Week Edition
Michael Cote is an environmental expert who wants to punch climate change in the face.
The Green Urbanist
Green urbanism and environmental public policy.
Local Food Lab
An incubator for sustainable food and agriculture startups.
Fuck Yeah Permaculture
Working with nature, rather than against it, for sustainable systems.
Inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.
Weather Boner of the Day
Photos of weather. Awesome weather.
Check out the Sustainability Spotlight for more!
Location Melbourne, Australia
Mel Roach is an illustrator and animator from Melbourne, Australia, and her Tumblr is literally bursting with exotic creatures, comics, animated GIFs, and cartoons. (You may remember seeing her illustrated reindeer GIFs that exploded across Tumblr last December.) A recent graduate of RMIT University, she uses TVPaint to animate and draws with a mini Wacom tablet. Her final film project, Happy Happy Yay Yay, is a journey through action packed rainbows, chocolate and insanity. You know, the usual!
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Do you want to flaunt impeccable grammar like a boss? Do you like memes? “Y U NO FOLLOW THE YUNIVERSITY?”
Every day for 100 days, Andrew Miller will paint a branded object white. From Tabasco sauce to McDonald’s french fries (with each fry painted white), the images are simple and compelling.
Olá! Today we’re launching Tumblr’s official Brazilian Staff Blog while we finish polishing our upcoming Brazilian Portuguese localization. We haven’t forgotten our users in Portugal, either — Tumblr’s official Portuguese Staff Blog also just launched, and we’ve got a European Portuguese version of our interface on the way too. Em breve teremos mais novidades! / Fiquem atentos às próximas novidades!
Name The Underground New York Public Library
First post December 2011
The Underground New York Public Library is a visual library featuring the plentiful and diverse reading-riders of New York City’s subways. Beneath the streets, photographer Ourit Ben-Haim takes candid shots of commuters with their books and posts them with the book titles and other commentary. Weekly features include a Sunday bible-reader, a Friday e-book reader, and mystery titles that are solved by the Tumblr community.
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The Pen American Center is liveblogging its annual World Voices Festival of International Literature. Hear from authors like Salman Rushdie, Tony Kushner, Jennifer Egan, Margaret Atwood, Colson Whitehead and many more.
Exciting fashion news from Vogue and The Metropolitan Museum of Art! For the first time, Tumblr bloggers Jamie, Jillian, and Julia will cover the red carpet of the prestigious Costume Institute Gala on May 7 in New York. Check out the action on their Tumblrs as well as the museum’s live feed. (Photo: PMc)
It’s time to officially welcome Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese to Tumblr’s roster of supported languages!
This now makes Tumblr accessible in a total of 11 different languages. To celebrate in Brazil, we’ll be holding official Tumblr meetups/events in Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo. And in Portugal, we’re teaming up with Vice in Lisbon to celebrate the Portuguese launches. Join us!
To turn on these new localized interfaces on Tumblr, head over to your Preferences page to switch your language settings. And be sure to follow Tumblr’s official Portuguese and Brazilian Staff Blogs, too.