There have been apps that let you add art to your photos for as long as we can remember. As soon as Instagram was popular these cheeky apps let you turn anything into a KPop poster or collage of design enhancements to make an image more fun.
XTRAPOP is a free iOS app that users can use to do the same thing, but is from the handy work of LA-designer Thomas Brodahl. XTRAPOP lets users update photos with art with sets of frames, filters and stickers. But the glaring different between this app and others is Brodahl’s personal love for pop art and digital imagery.
With co-creator Dai Hovey the two have created an application that is hopefully a better way to make art on the phone. The application comes with a free set of stickers and an option to buy more in-app. Users then get to take advantage of their simplified art-creation workflow to make photos come to life with colorful, fun, and many flat shapes and designs.
The results are images that are created instead of adjusted with the usual filters we’re accustomed to implementing. Now with over 100,000 downloads XTRAPOP is gearing up to take their curated designs to the next level with guest illustrators. New artists will be sharing their packs in the application giving us all a chance to apply the artistic love they have in their hearts to our own images.