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Illustration, Interview

Libby VanderPloeg’s Love of Cooking Leads to a Career in Animated GIFs

Libby Vanderploeg illustration

Lars Book Club Poster, featuring a quote by Mary Going from In the Company of Women, by Grace Bonney

The ani­mat­ed GIF made its debut to the world in 1987, but it remains even more rel­e­vant today. It’s com­mon, espe­cial­ly for illus­tra­tions that live only on the web, that they have a motion-based ele­ment to them. Lib­by Van­der­Ploeg is one of my favorite illus­tra­tors using this for­mat to enhance her work.

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Animation

Illustrated GIFs with a Cinematic Twist by Rebecca Mock

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This past week, I was in Austin for ICON9, an illus­tra­tion con­fer­ence that occurs every two years. If you ever have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to attend, I high­ly rec­om­mend it—there is great pro­gram­ing, great peo­ple, and it’s a great excuse to explore a new city! The first two days of the con­fer­ence fea­tured var­i­ous work­shops, and I attend­ed one called Decon­struct­ing the Ani­mat­ed GIF lead by Rebec­ca Mock. As the name sug­gests, she went through her process in cre­at­ing an ani­mat­ed illus­tra­tion, includ­ing some basic move­ments that bring an image to life.

Rebec­ca is trained as a painter and self-taught in the ways of GIF mak­ing. It’s this back­ground, how­ev­er, that makes her work so compelling—the com­po­si­tion-focused images are like scenes from a film, cap­tur­ing small, loop­ing move­ments that make a big impact.

Animated GIF by Rebecca Mock

Animated GIF by Rebecca Mock

Animated GIF by Rebecca Mock

Animated GIF by Rebecca Mock

Animated GIF by Rebecca Mock

Animated GIF by Rebecca Mock

Animated GIF by Rebecca Mock

Animated GIF by Rebecca Mock

Animation

8-Bit Gifs by Dusan Cezek Capture Iconic Movie Moments

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A Life Aquat­ic

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 ani­mat­ed series, Pix­el­woodEven if this is the case, I’m still delight­ed by these 8-Bit Gifs, which is a tes­ta­ment to Cezek’s ani­mat­ing prowess.  Each image cap­tures famous moments from the par­tic­u­lar film in the flat, pix­e­lat­ed style and makes me eager to find them in their com­pan­ions. (Via design­boom)

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Moon

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Dis­trict 9

Shaun of the Dead

Shaun of the Dead

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fic­tion

Nacho Libre

Nacho Libre

Total Recall

Total Recall

Fight Club

Fight Club

Fifth Element

Fifth Ele­ment

Clerks

Clerks

Animation, Illustration

Julian Glander’s Animated GIFs Featuring Glamourous Sandwiches

Julian Glander

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 his port­fo­lio. He actu­al­ly cre­at­ed a slew of them for the pop­u­lar sand­wich fran­chise, Sub­way. The ani­ma­tions fea­ture $5 Foot­longs mod­el­ing, in space, get­ting their por­trait paint­ed, and more. I think Julian’s work is hilar­i­ous and I love his style. His char­ac­ters are tac­tile, set­tings col­or­ful, and it’s just a lot of fun. I wasn’t aware that Sub­way had a sense of humor, but these GIFs prove me wrong.

All images via his web­site. You might remem­ber Julian’s work from the pop­u­lar Yule Log 2.0 last hol­i­day sea­son.

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Julian Glander
Julian Glander
Julian Glander
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