A curated life on Instagram is nothing new. It’s about as new as Instagram itself, in fact. But, before you start self-flagellating over how you’ve bought into projecting the perfect life via bird’s eye view – don’t! Because the flatlay is as old as time itself. Or if that’s not true, it’s at least as old 1987.
The Storytelling issue, Oct/Nov 2017, is out now.
We invited writers to respond to our cover image
this month: read their stories inside.
PLUS: Tom Gauld, Oliver Jeffers, Giphy & S-Town