gifs

Posts tagged
with gifs



Photography

The Earth's Seasonal "Heartbeat" as Seen from Space

August 8, 2013

Christopher Jobson

BreathingEarth

We all know that as the seasons change on Earth, temperatures rise and fall, plants grow or die, ice forms or melts away. Perhaps nobody is more aware of this than NASA’s Visible Earth team who provide a vast catalog of images of our home planet as seen from space. Last month designer, cartographer, and dataviz expert John Nelson download a sequence of twelve cloud-free satellite imagery mosaics of Earth, one from each month, and then created a number of vivid animated gifs showing the seasonal changes in vegetation and land ice around the world.

Despite having encountered numerous seasonal timelapse videos shot here on Earth, this is the first time I’ve ever seen anything like this visualized on such a large scale from space. It really looks like a heartbeat or the action of breathing. Read more over on Nelson’s blog, or see a much larger version of the gif here. (via Co.Design)

 

 



Art

New Mind-Warping Animated GIF Art from Paolo Čeric

August 8, 2013

Christopher Jobson

tumblr_mhkhweyxvH1qc0s10o1_r1_500

tumblr_mkp3zxlWtK1qc0s10o1_r2_500

tumblr_ml7cyn0Sko1qc0s10o1_500

tumblr_mf2tsiBK821qc0s10o1_500

tumblr_mjmn8zobzz1qc0s10o1_r2_500

tumblr_mkhss2Tpqv1qc0s10o1_500

tumblr_mojxuyDukT1qc0s10o1_500

Digital artist Paolo Čeric (previously) continues to crank out some of the most elegant and bizarre gifs I’ve seen lately. The Croatian artist relies on software like Cinema 4D, After Effects, and a programing language called Processing, as well as a wild imagination to strange forms that wobble and twist with energy. See more recent animations on his Tumblr.

 

 



Animation Design

Hypnotic Animated GIFs from Mat Lucas

July 25, 2013

Christopher Jobson

gif-1

gif-2

gif-3

gif-8

gif-5

gif-6

gif-7

UK-based artist Mat Lucas works by day as a graphic designer and by night runs a Tumblr of experimental art called 89—A. Lucas tells me that many of his GIFs begin as a problem he’s facing while learning various graphics and video applications like Cinema4D, After Effects, and Photoshop. The byproduct of his experimentation are often ethereal geometric forms that pulsate, rotate and contract in various hypnotic patterns. Above are some of my favorite pieces but you can see much more here. If you liked this also check out the work of Matthew DiVito and Paolo Čerić.

 

 



Art Design

Classical Greek Sculpture GIFs by Zach
Dougherty

June 19, 2013

Christopher Jobson

hateplow-1

hateplow-2

hateplow-3

hateplow-4

hateplow-5

hateplow-6

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.

 

 



Animation

New Cloned Video GIFs from Erdal Inci

May 21, 2013

Christopher Jobson

galata_tower

kamondo_strains

kurdela_5

light_flood

me_sliding

self_in_galata_bridge

self_in_tepebasi

Last year I featured a number of amazing gifs from Istanbul-based artist Erdal Inci (previously) who clones sections of video to create hypnotic animated loops. His work has since popped up all over the web and will soon find its way into a gallery space. Above are some of his latest clips depicting numerous copies of Inci himself parading through the frame like a cloned robot army, though he also flashlights to create even more complex effects. If you happen to be in Italy you can catch his work firsthand at Action Gallery in Milano on May 25 and in Naples on May 30.

 

 



Art

Amazing Kinetic Sculptures by Bob Potts

March 28, 2013

Christopher Jobson

Kinetic sculptor Bob Potts creates beautiful kinetic sculptures that mimic the motions of flight and the oars of boats. Despite their intricacy the pieces are surprisingly minimal, Potts seems to use only the essential components needed to convey each motion without much ornamentation or flourish. There is very little information online about the artist, however blogger Daniel Busby managed to get a brief interview with the 70-year-old artist last year. If you liked this, also check the work of Dukno Yoon .