Music // Friday, December 21, 2012
Well, these are a ton of fun. Josh, we will just call him Josh, of the band Old Monk Song creates these fantastic animated gifs of historical and fun moments in music history, including wonderful live performances, pivotal cultural icons, indie giants, and just plain cool music videos. Our favorite could be the Tupac gif... in prison, getting married, #1 hit? Legend.
Music // Monday, December 10, 2012
Hollywood Dooom is a captivating collaborative artwork by Stanley Donwood and INSA that XL Recordscommissioned to celebrate the launch of Atoms For Peace's debut album, AMOK. Longtime Radiohead and Thom Yorke collaborator, Donwood, created the artwork for the Atoms For Peace album, a scene of armageddon in modern Los Angeles. This was interpreted by INSA as a piece of his patented GIF-ITI. INSA painted the Atoms For Peace artwork on to the XL office in Los Angeles a number of times, each a different frame of animation, to create a real life GIF.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 02, 2012
Lisette Berndt (aka Thoka Maer) produces these charming, low-production animated gifs. The characters run through simple, funny gestures, trembling with each color pencil-scribbled frame. The tumblr she posts them too has a great name too: "it's no biggie."
Juxtapoz // Friday, October 19, 2012
As we are finalizing our plans for the 2012 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, we came across something we will not be missing this year. Tumblr has announced Moving the Still: A GIF Festival, curated by online art market Paddle 8. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the GIF, and it has come a long way from tricking out your MySpace page and dancing babies.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 13, 2012
Uno Moralez is a mystery. No, fuck that, Uno Morlalez is a magician. No, that's not right either. Uno Moralez must be an imposter! There is little public information about artist Uno Moralez. His outdated Livejournal is basically illegible, unless you can read Cyrillic or have a translating robot better than Google, his name apparently isn't even Uno Moralez, and (GASP!) he has no Facebook page.
Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 29, 2012
'James Jirat Patradoon (born 1985) is an Australian Artist/Illustrator. He creates character driven visual art, born of fictional worlds of borrowed imagery that act as distorted mirrors to our reality, mashed-up and remixed to create new stories. Inspired by the fashion and costume of black metal music, gangster rap, professional wrestling, sci-fi films, and superheroes, James' work is an irreverent take on the stoic nature of macho pop culture.'
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Kevin Parry produced a series of dizzying animations in and around the city of San Francisco recently while working on a music video for Kalle Mattson (shot by Andrea Nesbitt). The animations provide high-speed depictions of iconic San Francisco spaces including Ocean Beach, the Golden Gate Bridge, Market Street, Union Square, and several others.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 06, 2012
We know you are thinking about heading out for the weekend, we thought a nice bit of GIF Psychedelica by Yoshi Sodeoka would set you on your right path. Sodeoka is a multidisciplinary artist from Yokohama, Japan, who’s lived and worked in New York for more than two decades. "Sodeoka’s psychedelic video art—informed by his background as a painter, punk rocker, and electronic musician—is a dystopian clash of noise and beatitude."
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 10, 2011
We wish we could find out who created these animated gifs turned Neon Movie Poster work, but whoever did them, we are huge fans. Simple ideas, nicely executed, and a good pick of some of the great, iconic films of all-time. The Jaws neon poster is our favorite. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Russian artist Ruslan Khasanov created this great series of liquid, animated typography that would be really great to use if you have an important statement that you want to make via the web. Like, you're fired, or will you marry me, or even better, a full letter of resignation.