Imagine yourself in 1996. You’re tired of that Magic Eye® poster in your room. What’s the next way to get high on something “pleasing to the eye and challenging to the mind”? GIFs. We’ve got the GIFs after the jump.
This “flower” might make you think about Georgia O’Keeffe, but the horror-film version of a desert rose, not a beautiful bloom. Or it might make you think about side-scrolling video games, as the horizon line moves constantly onward to the right, rather than receding into the distance. Flower or video games, whatever it is you’re looking at, Ratte excels at defying genres.
On its own, this is a compelling GIF. But seen in a bigger context—it’s just one part of John Russell’s “Frozen Tears” series of books, exhibitions, and films—it’s a “MORPH-FUCKING” great GIF. Read on…
If you’ve already filed your taxes, congrats. You probably have a couple of minutes to take a breather and fiddle around with Vince Mckelvie’s clickdragclick, a tool that lets you paint over a GIF, by using the GIF itself as a paintbrush. That might sound confusing, but it’s cooler than doing your taxes.
In the countdown to the Art F City 10th Anniversary Auction honoring artist Laurie Anderson, we’ll be previewing GIFs from our 10th Anniversary GIF and Print Portfolio, a limited-edition suite of prints and GIFs that includes work by Morehshin Allahyari, Jennifer Chan, Faith Holland, Sara Ludy, Claudia Maté, Rosa Menkman, Lorna Mills, Eva Papamargariti, Angela Washko, and Giselle Zatonyl. Today we’re looking at Jennifer Chan’s “lossy.gif.”
Jennifer Chan knows what she’s doing. As soon as I clicked on a Dropbox link to view “lossy.gif” I thought of Joan Jonas’s “Vertical Roll” (1972). And yes, Chan notes it’s a reference in “lossy.gif”—she knows what she’s doing.
At veryman.expert, you can make your very own own veryman. Veryman is a man with a a cow suit. Man with giant butt! Man with spindly legs! Man with cloud over head! Man dance. Man jiggle. Man “much hop.”
Pro: The remix capabilities of veryman.expert are endless.
Con: You will feel your brain evaporating with every click on the “human pouch” and “mellow” slider. *Puhshuhhhhh* You hear that? That was the sound of your brain deflating. You are now in a coma.
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For tiny gifs, there’s no better source than the Happy Galgomon GIF Factory. These fan-made GIFs replicate the Digimon characters from the toys, trading cards, and cartoons. There’s nothing commercial about these GIFs, though, hundreds of which have added up to create a veritable alternative encyclopedia of the Digi-brand.
Welcome to The Happy Galgomon Gif Factory! Hey, where did Galgomon go? Well, he’s around here somewhere, but Shoutmon has taken his usual place, giving a shout out to the ongoing season of Digimon!
This page is an archive of a lot of fanmade Digimon pixel art, referred to simply as “gifs” for lack of a better term. This is the result of a project that inadvertantly began in May of 2001 on the old Megchan’s Digimon Sekai messageboard.