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Unsatisfying GIFs That Transform Frustrating IRL Moments into Digital Animations

…os that are currently pervading the internet, instead making audiences cringe with scenes that only deliver disappointment. The well-designed clips of missed opportunities and jammed soda cans were warmly accepted, and have led to several other animators creating their own takes of annoying moments through the studio’s UNSATISFYING Challenge. Take a look at eight short GIFs made from the original UNSATISFYING video below. (via The Creators…

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Dizzying Carousel GIFs by Dave Gorum

…Designer Dave Gorum (previously) recently stopped by the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago to capture the carousel in this fun pair of gifs. The strobe effect of the lights moving in the opposite direction of the platform is uncanny….

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Fictional Butterflies Animated as Illuminated GIFs by Vladimir Stankovic

Australia-based illustrator Vladimir Stankovic has created several series of GIFs depicting his fantastical portrayal of the natural world, animating subjects such as Cepharthropoda (animals with characteristics of both cephalopods and arthropods), Cephalopodoptera (his cross between mollusks and insects), and the Lepiodoptera Obscura (seen here). Within this series he illustrates the lifecycle of a “hidden butterfly,”…

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Surreal Monochromatic GIFs by Carl Burton

Digital artist and animator Carl Burton creates quick atmospheric GIFs that blend elements of science fiction and surrealism. Glittering illuminated tentacles appear to twist through the dark while neon lasers emerge from deep pools of water. Much of what you see here represents Burton’s personal experiments, but the NYC-based creative also lends his illustrative style to images for long-form publications around the web. He works…

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More of the Best Nature GIFs on the Web

…Back in February we first explored an ongoing project called Head Like an Orange (previously) by a Netherlands-based artist named Marinus who isolates key segments of nature films, often just a split second in length, and uses the footage to create beautiful, whimsical, and strangely poetic gifs. These are a few of my favorites from the last several months but you can see much more right here….

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Classical Greek Sculpture GIFs by Zach
Dougherty

…Digital artist Zach Dougherty takes classical Greek statues and then digitizes them into glitchy, geometric GIFs. These are a few of my favorites but you can see more over on his Tumblr, Hateplow….

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