25.04.16 by Jeff

Animated Gifs by Artist David Szakaly aka Davidope

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Mesmerizing animated gifs by Budapest-based designer David Szakaly, whose work has proliferated Tumblr under the name Davidope. You’ve probably seen all these before, but in case you haven’t check out a bunch more below.

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18.04.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Guillaume Kurkdjian

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Illustrator/animator Guillaume Kurkdjian pays tribute to 90s electronics with a terrific series of isometric animated gifs. He also runs a great little blog called WERTN, where he shares lots of good music.

More animated gifs below.

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12.11.15 by Jeff

Snapchat Animations by Joel Plosz

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Fun compilation of two months of little of animations Joel Plosz created for Mashable’s Snapchat account. Watch the vertical video below.

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02.02.15 by Jeff

Mind-Melting Animated Gifs by Nicolas Fong

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I stared at this image above for waaay too long; it’s gotta be one of the best animated gifs I’ve ever seen. These incredible looping animations were created by animator Nicolas Fong. Thanks to Russell Alton for helping me I.D. the creator via Twitter. Have a look at some more below.

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10.12.12 by Jeff

Animations by Hoji Tsuchiya

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Quirky lo-fi animations by Hoji Tsuchiya. Love the way the different techniques are used together. Watch below!

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12.10.12 by Kirsten Lepore

Hand drawn collection

Hey all! Guest contributor Kirsten Lepore here! Thought I’d put together an occasional animation-themed post with some of my all-time favs, both old and new.

In the current landscape of computer generated and manipulated imagery, there’s still something so special about a pencil drawing on paper — or in the case of animation, thousands of them.  So these 5 films, all mostly or entirely hand drawn, have been some of the most inspiring for me over the years.

“Triange” by Grace Nayoon Rhee

Grace Nayoon Rhee is an amazingly talented young filmmaker, currently working towards her MFA at CalArts.  She imbues the characteristically harmless hand drawn medium with such a disturbing and cinematic quality, that I can’t help but get completely sucked in to the world she’s created.  The sound is incredible as well.

“All Consuming Love (Man in a Cat)” by Louis Hudson

Incredibly beautiful, perfectly strange, somehow still so relatable.

“Who I Am and What I Want” by Chris Shepherd and David Shrigley

This one’s from a few years back, and combines David’s Shrigley’s awesome drawing style and sensibilities with Chris Shepherd’s animation and filmmaking expertise.

“Killing of an Egg” by Paul Driessen

I think I first saw this animation on Nickelodeon when I was a really young kid, but it has remained one of my favorites since then.  My parents even have a video of me as an 8-year-old reciting the entire thing word-for-word, doing my best faux Italian accent.

“A Family Portrait” by Joseph Pierce

This was one of my favorites from Slamdance a few years ago.  Great concept and some gorgeous physics-defying animation.

23.05.11 by Jeff

Nicos Livesey

Trippy strata-cut animations by Nicos Livesey.

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Watch the videos below!

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