The online-publishing landscape continues to change. Just one instance of how the 2000s are catching up with the 2010s: Announced this week, the California College of the Arts has begun a partnership with the Bay Area art blogs Daily Serving and Art Practical.
Welcome to the final day of the Art F City GIFFIES, our very own awards to reward excellence in GIF-making. As a response to The GIFYs, we’re naming our own award categories and giving out a few awards ourselves. Today’s GIF award category: digital puke. Finalists in this award were chosen for their depiction of puke by volume, the GIF’s ability to make the viewer want to puke, and the yin yang of puke to pretty.
Digital puke, literally. GIF by Andrew Benson.
Digital slime and puke-y colors: Hot Sundae, a.k.a. Amelia Irwin and Nicole Killian.
Sludge Merrymaker from Trickster Evolution
Not everyone can pick up the Internet’s refuse and turn it into a joyous GIF like Lorna Mills can.
To everyone else we have failed to mention (pretty much all of our GIF-making friends), we thank you for your glitches, junk, and your love of digital puke. (Below, a jpeg)
Within the long and storied history of the animated GIF, a little studied, and under-appreciated sub-genre of cat GIF, often goes by unremarked: The camouflage cat GIF. As I mentioned Tuesday, I have a few reservations about The GIFYs, an award series that means to reward “excellence” in the field of GIF making, without attempting to define excellence. In response, we’re naming our own award categories and giving out a few awards ourselves. Today’s GIF award category: Camouflage cats. It’s a burgeoning field but worthy of exploration.
Finalists were judged on the GIF loop quality, originality, and overall effectiveness of the camouflage. Let’s take a look.
This was a finalist in the GIFY awards, and we heartily agree with this pick. Here we see the fur seamlessly blended into smoke. This is material transformation at its best.
Stephanie Davidson, Cat Puff. I always assumed this was inspired by the Royale toilet paper cats. Anyway, hilarious.
Another Stephanie Davidson white cat GIF, this time in the sky.
This isn’t a GIF, obviously, but I wanted to include an art historical president in the cat camouflage genre. This Gabriel Orozco photograph is an obvious choice.
No loop—it’s a jpg—so this guy’s a loser but we give the image points regardless for effective use of camouflage.
Whatever a celebrity cat can do, AFC can do better.