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Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium

on March 9, 2012 by Martina Comments

Very geeky. Or even very nerdy if you want. But I bet that you will find it interesting to watch. The story of animated GIFs, a 7 minutes documentary that takes us back in time. A bit of healthy nostalgia for an image file format that nowadays has somehow become a form of art. And this is what the documentary is really about, a collection of conversations to explain what GIFs are today more than what they were in the beginning. Read more…

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This is not an animated GIF

on July 31, 2011 by Martina Comments

Well, you know I love animated GIFs… This project by the young and talented Mike Guppy is brilliant. He removed the subjects of well-known paintings and replaced them with a “marching ants” outline. The effect is pretty impressive, looks like the paintings are coming to life. Read more…

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Vintage Web: animated GIFs are the new Flash

on July 8, 2011 by Martina Comments

I love the idea that in 2011 we are already seeing examples of “vintage Web”. Animated GIFs instead of Flash or videos for storytelling are a cool idea. Of course it poses quite a few challenges, and might not always work, but I still think it’s a pretty sweet path to follow if you want to add an “indie” touch to your brand or product.

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