Mostly, I find the animated GIFs at Animation Factory pretty creepy. I’m not sure if this has to do with their small size, which in the age of massive column width websites and blogs, seems a bit bewildering, or if it’s because a picture of a blinking star actually is creepy. Either way, I couldn’t bring myself to pay the ridiculous membership fee that starts at $59.00 a year. For this reason, all of the GIFs I’m featuring here come complete with the animation factory watermark. I’m sure this won’t matter to the artists and curators who want to dig into the site.
These are not carefully selected GIFs. I wasn’t able to figure out any kind of selection criteria. Even using popular net art themes such as money and pizza wasn’t much help—they look very similar. In the end, I chose mostly by size and subject matter that related to America. Enjoy?