1991: Nirvana releases Nevermind. GIF courtesy of Joshua Carrafa
In addition to being the guitarist and music video animator for the band Old Monk, Joshua Carrafa has recreated music history in 8 bit GIFs. His tumblr “music history in gifs” is exactly what it sounds like, equally useful for cool GIFs and an index of significant musical events. Sometimes those are represented in album covers, sometimes videos, sometimes legendary concerts. GIFs make history fun, especially if we’re learning about events like Prince’s 1993 name change, or MC Hammer’s pants styling circa 1990. See if you can guess the below, then check out the tumblr, with Carrafa’s full index, here.