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Op Art and Fizz: Illustrations and Animated GIFs by Karan Singh

Similar to the bright Hadeko fashion style in Tokyo (selecting a few basic colors and repeating them throughout the ensemble) is Karan Singh’s illustrations of repeated colors and patterns. The Aussie known for his “playful interpretation of minimalism” moved to the metropolitan prefecture of Japan and has continued working with international clients like Appy Fizz […]

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10 GIF Artists Who Will Blow Your Mind on Ello

The animated GIF—which stands for “Graphics Interchange Format”—has been around before the advent of the World Wide Web. First introduced in 1987 by CompuServe, it was eventually adopted for use on early web pages. This was mostly crude animations that served as flashy banners, but as technology became more sophisticated, the use for the GIF […]

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Mauro Gatti’s Funny (GIF) Tribute to Favorite Swear Words and More

“Fuck” and “Penis” are words that easily get censored on certain search engines and social networking sites. But even though the P word is the medical term for the external male organ, it doesn’t matter, it gets red flagged and often banned. Now the fun part is using these words in a humorous and web-animated […]

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GIF Artist A. L. Crego Makes Graffiti Pieces Come to Life

In collaboration with design studio Mutante Creativo, videographer A. L. Crego created a promotional trailer for the annual outdoor art festival Rexenera in Spain. Footage included the making of massive murals by international graffiti stars Dulk, Pixel Pancho, Aryz, Bordalo II and NĂłmada. Not being content with just a video, Crego (also a GIF maker) […]

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Subtly-Animated GIFs of Landscape Scenes by Nancy Liang

Sydney-based illustrator Nancy Liang uses dark, nearly abandoned landscapes to tell intriguing stories. Using textured papers and mixed media, she draws out social, cultural, and personal narratives. Each scene contains subtle movements like a flickering light, billowing chimney smoke, and even a floating van. These small animated details, shown in the moonlight, add a sense […]

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GIF Art: Hateplow X-rays Stone Sculptures from a Past Era

To produce top level animated GIFs requires artistry like in any other art form. These 3 to 4 second motion loops can take up to 10 hours to create—photographing objects and digitally tinkering in Cinema 4D. Portland GIF maker Zack Dougherty (alias Hateplow) is an artist on the rise, capturing the interest of the web […]

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Strange Ghostly Figures in Motion by Jon Jacobsen

Jon Jacobsen creates unsettling manipulations of the human body in his surreal photographic portraits. He uses animated GIFs to bring his ghoulish subjects to life, further exaggerating their pained expressions. His latest project “Insula” is a collaboration with Colombian designer Daniel Ramos ObregĂłn, which explores how technology has become an extension of ourselves. The series […]

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The 80s Rule: Animated GIFs by Kidmograph

Although he calls himself the “90s Kid,” he clearly got influenced from the 80s too. Sci-fi, cyberspace and tons of neon parade his animated GIFs and video work. Kidmograph (Gustavo Torres) effortlessly creates futuristic worlds that resemble many 80s sci-fi and fantasy-themed album covers and movies like the original “Tron” and “Blade Runner.” Images © […]

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The Vintage Animated GIFs of Bill Domonkos

Imagine one of those 20th century hunting paintings, but instead of the hunter aiming at a duck, he is pointing his rifle at a UPS box floating in the air. That’s a surreal and strange scenario, but perfectly in line with the mind-set of Bill Domonkos who manipulates archive film footage and photos and adds […]

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Swirly Fun Animated GIFs by Ni Fong

If you look attentively at Ni Fong’s zoetrope-style animated GIFs, you can see technicality in it. It isn’t just skulls and butterflies dancing around randomly, each shape connects with the other and other—metamorphosing like an insect life cycle. It is incredibly made by this Brussels-based illustrator who also animated and directed this music video for […]