Tumblr’s New York City Outpost Is Full of User-Made Art

Big numbers surround Tumblr. Nearly three years ago, Yahoo bought the quirky blog platform for a cool $1.1 billion; and today the site hosts nearly 300 million blogs and boasts half a billion monthly visitors. With all those imposing figures floating around, one may assume that the real-life Tumblr would be corporate and buttoned-up. But the company has taken painstaking measures to retain the authenticity and community feeling that it cultivates online. "When designing our space, we aimed to reflect the open-minded, creative culture that exists on Tumblr," said head of office experiences and events Megan Leet. "All of the art on our walls comes directly from the community, like a living Tumblr Dashboard. Tumblr's original mission is to serve creators and being surrounded by their awesome work is a daily inspiration. We wanted the office to feel cozy and inviting while providing a great space for collaboration and productivity."


Lip Service

Nika Akin, a watercolor artist on Tumblr, painted the lips.


Love Is in the Air

Popular Tumblr illustrator Will Laren painted this piece.


If the Shoe Fits …

These Converse sneakers were a collaboration between Patricia Field and artist Scooter LaForge.


Many Faces, One Community

An assemblage of snapshots from the Tumblr community


Homage to Gotham

This conference room's name pays tribute to the famous NYC building.


A Fitting Honor

Tumblr launched a fashion line to celebrate its 10th anniversary.


Everybody’s Welcome

The alien is a cheeky nod to Tumblr’s inclusion policy.

This story first appeared in the Feb. 15 issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.


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