Bees & Bombs
is a tumblr of hypnotic GIF animations programmed by Dublin-based physics student Dave Whyte
Crank up the Henry Mancini. At Baby Elephant GIFs
, one of reddit's fastest growing new communities, over 20,000 Elephanthusiasts come together to share the joy of puerile pachyderms figuring out how to charge
and how to eat
, among other important life lessons. [more inside]
When Photos Come to Life: The Art of the Cinemagraph
. Husband and wife team Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg speak to Time about the Cinemagraph. [more inside]
[Two Guys] decided that they have spent too much time in paradise and decide to take a vacation to Japan. Through the entirety of the film, there is no major conflict, there is no primary antagonist, there is no massive plot that involves saving the world or some other thing like it. It is a simple, but comic, slice of life story, their small daily adventures while exploring a modern Japanese culture, such as shopping, going to amusement parks, saunas, and pools, with it all ultimately culminating in a celebration of the Christmas holiday and a ushering in of the new year. Saint Young Men
, a buddy/room-mate comedy anime about Buddha and Jesus that is perfect for the online GIF culture
. [more inside]
Yes, the Blue is normally not just about GIFs, but surely we can make an exception for Michelle Obama dunking
and then trash talking about it? Does mostly what it says on the tin.
Once you’ve picked your jaw from the floor, here’s what you’re looking at: the final stop of this zoom
, which spans multiple orders of magnitude, is a little bacterium.
"searches online sexcam sites and only broadcasts feeds when the performers are absent." [more inside]
Presenting Reddit's most adorable, most tentative, cutest hyper-specific subreddit: Boop
. Best of Boop.
Mostly digital collages
made from images found here/there on the internet, a lot taken from northern and early renaissance paintings.
"So I just remove their faces to have close look at what's inside. In some way I explore and make them uglier to give them some human beauty."
The stunning gifs of Milos "Sholim" Rajkovic
. [more inside]
The Mighty T
is a super cute animated short film describing the work going on at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
. It's purely PR, but it's a well done short animation for a great cause. Directed by Colin Hesterly, who also directed the adorable When I Grow Up [more inside]
Content Aware Scaling
is a Photoshop technique which allows you to selectively change the scale of one portion of an image without affecting the rest of it. This technique can be used on still images (like so
) to create insanely proportioned compositions, or on moving images to create shifting, disorienting, and often hilarious animated .gifs (like so
, and also
). Digital artist Neil Cicierega
provides a tutorial
and a Photoshop script to do this yourself. [more inside]
There are only three more episodes in the penultimate season of Mad Men
. Let's look back on what we've seen so far. [more inside]
At the 17th annual Webby Awards
, Steve Wilhite
accepted a lifetime achievement award for the creation of the .gif
format. During his acceptance speech
, he reiterated his stance: It's pronounced "JIF", not "GIF". [more inside]
40 Years of Music Industry Change, In 40 Seconds or Less:
A gif showing the revenue contribution from various music formats, 1973-present, based on RIAA figures.
A tribute to the surreal poetry of Horse_Ebooks, Horse-egifs takes a randomly selected video and makes a gif from a randomly selected chunk of that video.and then it gets posted to tumblr. [via mefi projects
Head Like An Orange
is a tumblr dedicated to posting beautiful gifs from various nature documentaries.
8 GIFs of Bill Cosby Dancing.
What it says on the tin. Move the furniture and get down!
GIF and circumstance:
A random and automated parody of #whatshouldwecallme-
style tumblrs (previously
) matching a random gif to a random recent tweet that contains the word "when." Potentially NSFW.
[via mefi projects
Oxford Dictionaries' 2012 words of the year have been chosen: for the US, it's "gif" (as a verb)
; for the UK, "omnishambles."
It contended for this crown with the likes of "YOLO," "superstorm," and "nomophobia." Previous Oxford words of the year can be found here (other notable year-end word lists such as those from Merriam-Webster
, the American Dialect Society
, and the Global Language Monitor
, have yet to appear).
Live-Giffing the 2012 Debates
— October 3rd marks the first presidential debate for the 2012 American elections. There will be literally hundreds of live blogs offering differing perspectives and blow-by-blow accounts. Elevating the discourse as only they can though, Tumblr will have a crack team of GIF artists cranking out instant animations of the best debate moments, from zingers to gaffes to awkward silences. The place to take it all in will be the purpose-built Gifwich live-GIFfing blog
. [more inside]
is a Tumblr that allows you to control a GIF file's playback with your mouse. Move your mouse left or right to control the direction of playback; click to change GIFs. The slow-motion cymbal hit
is great intro! [more inside]
is a mashup site that allows you to combine gifs and youtube audio in a manner similar to YTMND. Gif Sound The Video is a compilation
(NSFW language) of the top rated videos from r/GifSounds
This week, tumblr has become the birthplace of a new format of gif that offers a sense of 3-dimensionality
. And the gifcrafters have really taken off
... (MLTP - multi-link tumblr post) [more inside]
is a gallery of David Ope's
minimalist animated GIFs. (Warning: quite blinky.) [more inside]
Reddit user and actual wizard bananimator takes us on a quick spin through the city by the bay
The First Photo on the Web
: A story of crossdressing, particle physics, humorous science-based novelty songs, and terrible photoshop.
Alison Brie gives a candid interview
[YT, 29:41] with film critic David Poland as part of his DP/30
series. Topics covered include her schooling and early career, landing roles on Mad Men
[YT, 0:54] and Community
[YT, 4:52], developing as a comedy actress, interacting with a cult audience, what it's like to be the internet's favorite subject of titillating animated GIFs
, and how to pronounce "GIF" for that matter.
glitch + gifs = glitchgifs
The Graphics Interchange Format is 25 years old
. Originally released by CompuServe
to replace RLE - a file format which was limited to black and white only, the GIF (which you're probably pronouncing incorrectly
) evolved over the next 25 years - first gaining color, then better color, then the ability to repeat itself, and finally an adoring audience willing to take GIFs to the next level
is an artist who makes colorful, vibrant, seamlessly looping animations from classic video games. Click on an image for a larger version, and an annotation of the game that the image comes from.
is a tumblr that juxtaposes Simpsons movie homages with the original.
If Everyday Cute
(currently found on Tumblr
) is too much not-cat for you, Pusheen the cat
should satiate your need for simple animated cat GIFs. Most of the time you just watch Pusheen on a broom
, wearing a hat
, or on a teeter-totter
, but you can also dress Pusheen up