Tag Archives: Animation

BEEP BEEP! Pop Culture-Centric GIFs by Allison Kerek

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 […]

Nancy Liang’s Glittering Night Skies in Surreal GIFs

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 […]

Yule Log 2.014: A Yule Log for the Digital Age

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 […]

Move Mountain, a Short Film by Kristen Lepore

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 […]

Julian Glander’s Animated GIFs Featuring Glamourous Sandwiches

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 […]

The Surreal Fashion GIFs of Tara Dougans

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!