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Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

Art Meets Mathematics: Dizzying Geometric GIFs by David Whyte gifs geometric animation

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 creation, borrowing heavily from videos and pop culture icons. One day he decided to start playing with Processing, a popular open source programming language designed to help create images, animation, and various computer interactions. His background in mathematics and physics greatly enhanced his understanding of motion and geometry and it wasn’t long before he was churning out some of the most popular animations shared on Tumblr.

Whyte’s minimalistic use of shapes and color places an increased emphasis on motion, and leaves one somewhat dumbstruck at how he conceives of each image. In a somewhat rare move he happens to be quite open about his methods and frequently posts source code and tips to help other artists. See much more of his work on Bees & Bombs.

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Award-Winning GIFs by Micaël Reynaud Warp Space and Time

Award Winning GIFs by Micaël Reynaud Warp Space and Time gifs animation

Award Winning GIFs by Micaël Reynaud Warp Space and Time gifs animation

Award Winning GIFs by Micaël Reynaud Warp Space and Time gifs animation

Award Winning GIFs by Micaël Reynaud Warp Space and Time gifs animation

Award Winning GIFs by Micaël Reynaud Warp Space and Time gifs animation

Award Winning GIFs by Micaël Reynaud Warp Space and Time gifs animation

Award Winning GIFs by Micaël Reynaud Warp Space and Time gifs animation

Freelance designer and stop-motion animator Micaël Reynaud (previously) creates animated GIFs unlike any we’ve seen. His process involves the use of video techniques like slit-scanning, time-lapse, and various forms of masking to create what he refers to as “hypnotic very short films.” Indeed many of these animations are pulled from fully realized videos which you can watch over on his Vimeo channel. Reynaud’s work has not gone unnoticed in the art world, the pigeon GIF above was a finalist in the first Saatchi Gallery Motion Photography competition, and he recently won the 2014 Giphoscope International Art GIF contest. You can scroll through dozens of his creations over on Google+.

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Stop Motion Woolen Puppets Wrestle the Stuffing Out of Each Other

Stop Motion Woolen Puppets Wrestle the Stuffing Out of Each Other wrestling stop motion humor felt animation

Stop Motion Woolen Puppets Wrestle the Stuffing Out of Each Other wrestling stop motion humor felt animation

I love everything about these portly characters beating the stuffing out of each other in this animated short from Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels. Titled Fight!, the stop motion project was selected as the trailer for the National Animation Festival 2013 in Bruz, France. If you liked this also check out a preview for another short, Oh Willy. (via It’s Nice That)

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Animator Helene Marchal Adds Feathery Flourishes to Video of a Seabird

It’s Friday, so here’s whacky animated short from Helene Marchal who vastly improved this footage of a seabird poking around along the seashore with a few animated flourishes and a quirky soundtrack. On behalf of the internet would like to request many, many more of these.

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Aug(De)Mented Reality: An Ingenious Fusion of Traditional Cel Animation and iPhone Photography

Aug(De)Mented Reality: An Ingenious Fusion of Traditional Cel Animation and iPhone Photography stop motion animation

Animator Marty Cooper creates brief animated shorts by blending traditional cel animation with photos he takes with his iPhone 5. By using transparent layers he’s able to create characters that interact with other objects in the background and foreground in a method similar to stop motion. Above is a three minute collection titled Aug(De)Mented Reality, and you can also see more on his Tumblr.

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Headspace: A New Hand-drawn Animation with Ink, Gouache, White-out and Coffee by Jake Fried

Here’s the latest experimental piece from artist Jake Fried (previously) who works with layer after layer of ink, gouache, white-out and coffee on a single canvas to create his bewildering, psychedelic animations.

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Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

Papercraft Dioramas Come to Life with Projected Animations by Davy and Kristin McGuire sculpture paper dioramas animation

In an fascinating mix of papercraft, set design, and animation, artist duo Davy and Kristin McGuire bring stories to life inside these exquisitely built paper dioramas. With the aid of digital projection mapping the pair have created several theatrical installations including The Hunter and Psycho which netted the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award and subsequently lead to The Paper Architect. You can see more of their work on their website, and on Vimeo. (via Laughing Squid)

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