“I love this resurgence of the GIF that’s going on right now. I think it’s amazing to see what you can come up with when you are forced to be creative in a restrictive environment. This is true for all creative endeavors: If you remove some of the tools that are available to you, it forces you to be extra creative with the tools that remain.”
Great moments in 8-bit GIF history.
Christmas gifts are so last year! This year, it’s all about the Christmas GIF.
Atoms for Peace, Thom Yorke’s band apart from Radiohead, is releasing its debut album in February. To celebrate, the band’s label, XL Recordings, converted the outside of its LA office into a GIF.
See more fantastical geometric GIFs by Mr. Div here:
We recently wrote about Ruslan Khasanov’s sublime typeface, Au Revoir, which he made by painting letterforms onto a porcelain sink with the spigot on and photographing them before they slipped down the drain. Now, the Russian designer has produced animated GIFs showing some of the letters evaporating like smoke into thin air. See more.
Animated GIFs Capture Stanley Kubrick’s Most Immortal Shots.
Part of Kubrick’s genius was in crafting moods, not just scenes — a mastery on full display in these animated GIFs created by Gustaf Mantel. In a single gesture, they capture an indelible moment in film history in a way no film still possibly could. See more
Dogfish Head teamed up with “cinemagraph”-makers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg to document the process of creating their new gluten-free brew. Check out more of these gorgeous gifs here!
The sad slow death of America’s passenger trains. No one takes the train anymore, so why pour more money into it, right? But perhaps no one takes the train because there are no trains to take. If rail travel was cheap, and convenient and fast, there is no telling what the market might be.