I always enjoy a good GIF, and so of course I’m loving Allison Kerek’s work! She’s a Kansas City-based illustrator (my hometown!) who studied interactive design in Philadelphia. Her fun animations feature skulls morphing into Ben Franklin, flashing NIKE dunks, and of course, Missy Elliot on top of a jeep. I could watch these pop-culture-centric for […]
So, when I featured illustrator Nancy Liang’s nighttime collage scenes last year, I didn’t realize that she was on the cusp of transforming them into something that’s even more awesome! Nancy has since animated her landscapes and added glittering lights, subtle puffs of smoke, and your not-so-average travelers. They’re mysterious, charming, and have surreal elements in them. After all, when was the last time […]
Each year, I look forward to the holiday-specific projects that put a unique spin on the classics, like Yule Log 2.014. Now in its second season, this series of short films are created by illustrators, animators, directors, and coders to bring the traditional Yule Log into the digital age. There are a ton of them that […]
Fact: My twin brother is currently pursing his PhD and studying film. In preparation for an exam he had to take in his 2nd year, he watched 72 films. 72! And while he has watched many, many films, I am the opposite. I’ve seen very few movies, and maybe half of those featured in artist Dusan Cezek’s […]
Do you have about 11 minutes today? Sure you do! So, use your time wisely and check out Kristen Lepore’s new animated short, Move Mountain. You might remember her work, Bottle, which was widely popular a few years ago. This, like its predecessor, does not disappoint. Delightful yet sophisticated. PS: If you have scardy cats […]
TOP: mr. div BOTTOM: Romain Laurent Who doesn’t like a good GIFs? Seriously. They are the love language of the web, immortalizing moments in time so we can revisit them forever. Guadalupe Cordoba created the site umbu.com, which doesn’t sound like it’s a site dedicated to GIFs (umbu is actually the name of a fruit), […]
I don’t know about you, but boy, did it snow in Baltimore! Schools and businesses were closed and I didn’t leave my apartment for over 24 hours. Julian Glander’s animated GIF of a sandwich snowboarding down a mountain feels oddly appropriate right now. The snowboarding sandwich GIF isn’t the only sub-related animation that Julian has in […]
These animated GIFs by Tara Dougans are a little crazy, a little weird, but very cool. They combine drawing, animating, and are a nod to fashion illustration. Some are subtle, like the long-necked models delicate tears. Others are dizzying, like the images directly above and below. I’m mesmerized. All images via her website. Follow her on Tumblr, too!