GIF Me A Break

By Lauren P | Better to GIF than to receive.

Historic photographs transformed into surreal animated GIFs by Nicolas Monterrat

The GIF works of Nicolas Monterrat, who uses vintage photographs as a base for his unsettling, trippy, subtle little animations.

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Experiments in Cinemagraphs: Playground Swing Back in the day, I used to love going to the playground in my neighborhood. I guess children nowadays don’t love it as much, because it was almost too...

Experiments in Cinemagraphs: Playground Swing

Back in the day, I used to love going to the playground in my neighborhood. I guess children nowadays …

They call it “rat race” But the rats seem happier As they go to work.

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 …

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 …


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 …


Kangaroo Dreaming Of Food

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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 Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte

In 2011, Dublin-based physics student David Whyte began a Tumblr called Bees & Bombs where he posted humorous images and quirky GIFs of his own …

GIF Animations

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 …

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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 …


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 …