Okay, so you've watched a lot of funny or strange animated gifs. But do you know what's behind
are the first ever awards honoring the animated GIF as a medium, social commentary and art form." The finalists were chosen by a panel of alleged GIF experts, with the final vote up to the public... THAT'S YOU. Categories range from Nature & Science
(and of course, Cats
). Many of the Usual Suspects are there, including Walter White
, Rob Ford
, and Oprah's Bees
(a shoo-in for GIF of the Year, get it? shoo-in?)... Come on in and Get Animated. [more inside]
Matthew DiVito is a motion graphics designer and an aspiring game developer, whose current specialty is animated GIFs that are hypnotic and beautiful. You can see a series of his animations on his Tumblr
and a few individual works on Cargo Collective
, which has a few of his short videos from Vimeo
Kings and Sharks Dance Offs
started when both teams first met in the playoffs. It took over the series talk thread and Game Day Threads until it got it's own thread. Since then, it has become a tradition.
The QI Zoo
is a delightful collection of animated and educational gifs about animals and their quirks.
"On Tuesday, Google announced via Google+
that Image Search now has an “Animated” filter. That means that if you’re only searching for animated magic, you need never be bothered with a still image again. Finally that search for Jennifer Lawrence GIF
s from the Academy Awards just got a whole lot easier."
mines the resources of YouTube to bring you treasures vast and plentiful, packaged and gift-wrapped in an easier-to-watch format. Since it launched in January 2011, it's expanded a bit with a corollary animated GIF site
and an online magazine
. (previously; 2) [more inside]
Kevin J. Weir
is an artist, making ads (1
), and more interestingly, not ads. In the latter category, he has made 3 stand-alone sites: the Flux Machine
, a tumblr of public domain images turned into animated GIFs, ranging from amusing to surreal (with an extra dash of Lovecraft), which Cartoon Brew
likened to Terry Gilliam
and Stan VanDerBeek
; Nyan Waits
, another spin-off of the Nyan Cat meme/theme
, now with more Tom Waits; and Loud Portraits
, an interactive portrait gallery. [more inside]
What do you get when you cross mundane daily life with Batman? Ordinary Batman Adventures
(contains animated GIFs).
My Favourite Childhood Nightmares
: Marcel Meyer creates haunting cinemagraphs. [more inside]
The best animated gif about hats you'll see this year.*
by Micaël Reynaud
, who has other cool morphing things
on his Google+
page, as well as videos, photos, drawings and stuff. If your animated gif tastes go more to abstract/geometric/optical-illusion/seizure-triggering (that's a warning), check out david ope
on tumblr (where you expect to find the gifs).
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Ikiki has a home.
The mysterious game developer's strange, difficult, and interesting creations
are all collected on one page
(Japanese), and his art style - such as it is - displayed in fine form by these mesmerizing animated gifs
Experimenting with images using animated .gifs
, Jim Gaspernini presents stereo images on the screen by simply putting the right and left images in an animated .gif.
A short Japanese action cartoon rendered entirely in animated gifs
. Really impressive stuff.
Would someone please translate the 'little match girl' one at the very bottom?So many instances recently where I've wished I spoke Japanese...