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Now and Then: Aged Faces of Centenarians Are Restored to Youth

Tuesday 10.15.2013 , Posted by

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Both expectations and memory are funny things. For the youth of the world, they never expect to get old… but it slowly sneaks up on everyone. For the old, it’s often hard to remember just what it was to be youthful. This captivating series puts the effect of aging front and center, showing captivating images of elderly people and then a quick sweep back to their youth in the same pose. [Read more...]

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Pastoral Paintings Hidden on the Edge of Old Books

Friday 09.06.2013 , Posted by

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Here’s something that will have you bending all the classic books in your house: fore-edge painting, the art of hiding illustrations and paintings on the outer edges of a book. The technique, which is said to date back to as early as the 1650s, was recently brought to the webs attention by Colossal, who shared brilliant examples of the result in GIF form. [Read more...]

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A Breathing Earth: Watch the World’s Seasonal “Heartbeat” from Outer Space

Monday 08.12.2013 , Posted by

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Each year we experience our normal seasons of hot and cold. Winter brings snow to many of us, and in summer, often blazing hot temperatures and beach days. John Nelson has given us a new vision of this familiar cycle in the form of a simple GIF… but the result is mesmerizing for its profound demonstration of these cycles upon our lives and the world processes it clearly illustrates. [Read more...]

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Beautiful & Spooky: Animated GIFs Made from the Photographs of Yesteryear

Friday 08.09.2013 , Posted by

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The images we put before you today all have the unique quality of being a bit mysterious and simultaneously beautiful… it’s the kind of thing that draws you in, keeps you on guard and begs you to understand more. In one example, a woman gazes peacefully into the distance while the subtle image of a dark train tunnel rolls away before her eyes. Is this simply a reflection on a window before her or is their something more etherial at work? These are the unnerving dualities that play into many of Bill Domonkos’ animated GIFs. [Read more...]

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Laurene Boglio’s Quirky Drawings Dance into Motion

Wednesday 08.07.2013 , Posted by

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What’s better than animated GIFs of jumping people in bunny costumes, dancing women in swimming caps or a fellow hawking iPads from below his trench coat? Not much. These illustrations from French graphic designer Laurene Boglio are so cool they’re starting to make us jealous… at least of her seriously refined style. [Read more...]

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Beer Labels Jump into Motion

Friday 07.26.2013 , Posted by

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Unless you’ve hit the end of your last 6-pack, the labels on your beer bottles probably don’t do too much moving… but you don’t have to drink at all to appreciate the labels reworked by Trevor Carmick. This Boston-based video editor/graphic artist has been working on a personal side project called Beer Labels in Motion, creating animated GIF logos based on some of his favorite american craft-brews. [Read more...]

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Life Repeats Itself: A Funny, Looping GIF Per Week

Friday 05.17.2013 , Posted by

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In each of these clever animations a stick figures takes center stage, humorously acting out a looping scene in a colorful cartoonish world. Whether the figure is floating away under balloons or falling off a church roof, he never quite learns his lesson. Where does each animation begin or end? It’s hard to say… and that’s what makes each example so addictive and watchable. [Read more...]

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Abstract in Motion: Mind Bending Gif Animations

Wednesday 02.06.2013 , Posted by

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These gif animations by Zagreb based Paolo Čerić are just sexy. He combines a triple threat of techniques – Processing, Cinema 4D and After Effects – to create everything from geometry in motion to glitch art. Currently studying information processing at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Croatia, he tells Christopher Jobson at This Is Colossal that he only started experimenting with animation 2 years ago. How far he’s come. [Read more...]

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Visual Bits #372> My Heart Thumps For Illustrations

Monday 02.04.2013 , Posted by

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Rebecca Mock: Illustrations in Motion

Saturday 01.12.2013 , Posted by

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There’s something quietly contemplative about the works of Brooklyn-based illustrator Rebecca Mock. In the romantic animated image we see above, we are almost transported to the room, the level of realism – however cartoonish – easily gives us the imagined sound of ceiling fans in summer. Many of her illustrations have the clean, colorful style of the now classic Japanese animations from Studio Ghibli… it’s a place we definitely want to visit. [Read more...]

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