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Lose Yourself in the Eerie GIFs of DarkAngelØne

This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.

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When I was young, someone once told me that different materials could convey different emotions. In his new series, poison, DarkAngelØne proves that the adage also applies to the digital age. Although the moving objects in …

GIF Animations

Fascinating 3D-Printed Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

These 3d-printed zoetrope sculptures were designed by John Edmark, and they only animate when filmed under a strobe light or with the help of a …

Sculpture

Watch a Japanese Kokeshi Doll Emerge From a Spinning Block of Wood

In an age of the ubiquitous 3D printer, it’s easy to forget the joy and beauty of handmade craft. Take, for example, the 400-year old Japanese art of …

Japan

Looping Illustrations by Drew Tyndell

Nashville-based artist and illustrator Drew Tyndell creates these looping animations which he paints frame by frame in Photoshop. He was first …

Art

New Mobile App Makes Great GIFs

Phhhoto is an oddly named and extremely fun iPhone app that is the answer to all the visual questions you didn't know you had. How can I share motion without worrying about audio? GIFs! How can I fall in love again with exploring the world like I did so long ago through photography? GIFs! There's a …

Mobile Photography

These Are The Most Terrifying, Ghostly GIFs On The Internet

Kevin Weir made these imaginative GIFs using historical photos and they are creeeeepy.

Art director and designer Kevin Weir has created something new: a set of haunting, black-and-white GIFs of vintage photos that bring the subjects and scenery to life.

For the GIFs, Weir uses historic photos from …

Internet

Watch California Dry Up Right Before Your Eyes In 6 Jaw-Dropping GIFs

California is drying up.

“This is a big deal,” California Governor Jerry Brown said at a ceremony Tuesday as he signed into law a trio of bills regulating, for the first time, the state’s groundwater use. As of Thursday, almost 60 percent of the state is facing "exceptional drought," the most severe …

California

This Film Is Made From 3,000 Animated GIFs

A dynamic portrait of a file format.

Twohundredfiftysixcolors is a silent, 97-minute film comprised entirely of animated GIFs. It features looping images of Beyoncé, Slavoj Žižek, Pizza Dog, 9-11, Eadweard Muybridge’s pre-cinema animations, ASCII, dinosaurs on treadmills, meme-bits, early Internet …

Animated GIFs Feature Street Art Playfully Interacting with Landscape

Do you see something moving on that wall? You can thank A.L.Crego for that! The photographer and motion designer from Spain creates incredible GIF images using the outdoor environment in his whimsical scenes. He animates things like street art and building windows as a way to transform normally …

Art

The Slums Of Liberia Spring To Life In These Animated GIFs

François Beaurain explores life in the capitol of Liberia through a series of beautiful GIFs.

What makes an animated GIF so compelling isn't just that it's an image in motion; it's that it's cyclical. It loops, and anything caught within it becomes like a gear. In a way, what makes a GIF so …