Animated GIFs by Alice Tortue

January 31st, 2017|

The French artist Alice Tiroille (better known by her pseudonym Alice Tortue) is a specialist in animation and 3D.

Through its pop and colored illustrations, it is sometimes possible to distinguish references to pop-culture, for example in Miyazaki, or else simple fixed scenes, similar to planets, which she subtly animates in a graphic style of her […]

Famous faces’ contortions

May 26th, 2015|

Keep your eyes in the cross between the two images.

This gif is demonstrating that peripheral vision is really creepy. Our pattern recognition that’s hardwired to recognize faces puts together the components or groups of components of a face whether upside down or right side up.

The brain is selectively juxtaposing certain aspects of the individual features […]

Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope

April 2nd, 2015|

Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the Phenakistoscope, a device that is largely considered to be the first mechanism for true animation. The simple gadget relied on the persistence of vision principle to display the illusion of images in motion.

He was the first person to demonstrate the illusion of a moving image. To […]

Mind-blowing psychedelic melting gif

February 12th, 2015|

These may be the most unexpectedly gorgeous and disturbing examples of experimental GIF art you will ever see.

The artist behind these great gifs is kyttenjanae and you can find more here.

 

 

Sarychev volcano eruption from the International Space Station

February 1st, 2015|

The spectacular, eye popping beauty of an erupting volcano is not to be missed if it is captured from space. The ISS happened to be passing over the Sarychev volcano just as it was beginning to erupt. In the image, the plume appears to be brown ash capped with a head of white steam, a […]

Cinemagraph of an owl in a snowy day

February 1st, 2015|

Like what you’ve seen in most GIF animation, cinemagraph is a product of still photo with minor elements moving on. It’s nothing impressive on technique but what makes cinemagraph unique is it brings back certain part of the photo to life, thus making the entire photo more realistic, attractive and sometimes even thought-provoking.

Goblin shark attack in slowmotion

January 17th, 2015|

The goblin shark uses a sense system known as ampullae of Lorenzini, found in its snout, for electrodetection of prey. The jaws are modified for rapid projection to aid in the capture of prey. The jaw is thrust forward by a double set of ligaments at the mandibular joints. When the jaws are retracted the […]

What’s wrong with this new crossguard lightsaber design?

January 17th, 2015|

“This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster. A more elegant weapon for a more civilized age.”
— Obi Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: A New Hope

International Space Station construction time lapse

January 14th, 2015|

As the most expensive thing ever constructed by humans, this .gif makes it seem surprisingly simple.

The International Space Station is not only an orbiting laboratory, but also a space port for a variety of international spacecraft. As of November 2014, there have been:

100 Russian launches
37 Space Shuttle launches
1 test flight and 3 operational flights by […]

50 Years of David Bowie’s Hairstyles in a Single GIF

January 13th, 2015|

To celebrate his 68th birthday last week, illustrator Helen Green created an animated gif of every one of David Bowie’s hairstyles from 1964-2014. Both the black and white and color stills of all 29 frames are avaiable as a print through Society6.