You haven’t seen Rogue One until you’ve seen it in the original 8-Bit

Thursday, 2 February, 2017

An eight-bit rendering of Rogue One, that imagines the Star Wars anthology series film as an arcade game. Directed by Norwood Cheek, and animated by Dilara Mundy.

Be warned, contains SPOILERS, of sorts.

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Venture into the greyscale zone with Bill Domonkos’ GIF animations

Monday, 11 July, 2016

So bizarre, yet so good… the GIF animations, and short films, of San Francisco based interactive designer, Bill Domonkos.

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Bones in motion, a series of x-ray animations

Friday, 22 August, 2014

Image via Cameron Drake

Cameron Drake has created a series of animations using x-ray images of people’s hands, ankles, elbows, and shoulders. Fascinating.

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Is this what an architect sees through their mind’s eye?

Monday, 9 June, 2014

Buildings that assemble themselves in Tetris block style, or expand to several times their original size, look to be but a few of the imaginative ideas that may go through the mind of an architect.

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Scenes from cult movies rendered as 8 bit animated GIFs

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014

Shaun of the Dead scene by Dusan Cezek

Slovakian art director Dusan Cezek has rendered scenes from cult movies such as “Fight Club”, “Pulp Fiction”, and “Shaun of the Dead”, as eight-bit GIF animations. Why? I don’t know, but why should that matter?

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The geometric animated GIFs of Mr Div

Tuesday, 27 November, 2012

cage by Mr Div

Boston based motion graphics designer Matthew DiVito, aka Mr Div, sure knows how to animate a GIF.

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GIF artists celebrate the 25th birthday of the animated GIF

Thursday, 21 June, 2012

Animated GIF by John McGregor

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) images arrived 25 years ago and to mark the occasion nineteen GIF artists have created commemorative edition GIF animations, surely the format’s best known variation, including the above image by John McGregor, that in my opinion exemplifies the format’s essence.

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Radiohead about to start work on a “The King of Limbs” follow up

Wednesday, 19 October, 2011

Radiohead’s last album “The King of Limbs” was only released in February, but already the British band has announced they are starting work on a follow-up in December. While trawling around for more information I had the fortune to stumble upon the above animated video of an acoustic version of their 1992 debut single, “Creep”.

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A clock face from a more animated time

Thursday, 21 October, 2010

Braun Clock GIF by Dieter Rams

If animated GIFs are staging a comeback, then bring it on I say… the Braun Clock GIF by Dieter Rams.

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The return of the GIF, this loop makes a rebound for the better

Wednesday, 20 October, 2010

Animated GIFs, frequently a source of loathing among web users of the late 1990s, who quickly tired of their often garish non-stop, repetitive, loops have been quietly making a comeback as a convenient format for recording and sharing often piquant, or entertaining, snippets of videos or TV shows.

There is an appealing economy to these GIFs. They get to the point instantaneously, and at the exact moment when one feels the impulse to rewind and watch the climax again, the loop restarts right where it should. In the two minutes it might take me to load a viral video and watch it in full, I can watch the money shots of 15 different viral videos. Yes, we’re talking about decadent levels of impatience, inanity, and time-wasting here, but GIFs allow us to waste less time online – or, rather, to waste it more efficiently.

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