25 years of the GIF
It's given us dancing babies, Christmas greetings and a lot of weird stuff involving cats – this charming stop motion film celebrates 25 years of the Graphics Interchange Format
The film ties in with Moving The Still, an exhibition of GIF art which is currently running as part of Miami Art Week and which is supported by online auction house Paddle8, Tumblr and Smart Water. The organisers ran an open call for entries over the autumn to provide content for the show. More, including examples of the selected GIFs, here.
Directed by Sean Pecknold
A LEGS Production
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In our December issue we look at why carpets are the latest medium of choice for designers and illustrators. Plus, Does it matter if design projects are presented using fake images created using LiveSurface and the like? Mark Sinclair looks in to the issue of mocking-up. We have an extract from Craig Ward's upcoming book Popular Lies About Graphic Design and ask why advertising has been so poor at preserving its past. Illustrators' agents share their tips for getting seen and we interview maverick director Tony Kaye by means of his unique way with email. In Crit, Guardian economics leader writer Aditya Chakrabortty review's Kalle Lasn's Meme Wars and Gordon Comstock pities brands' long-suffering social media managers. In a new column on art direction, Paul Belford deconstructs a Levi's ad that was so wrong it was very right, plus, in his brand identity column, Michael Evamy looks at the work of Barcelona-based Mario Eskenazi. And Daniel Benneworth-Gray tackles every freelancer's dilemma - getting work.
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Anyone else think how it's a bit ironic that the film isn't a GIF?
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