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Switzerland-based graphic designer Ares Pedroli

As we approach our animated PSA assignment, I am thinking more and more about how a digital medium can be translated into a public and physical space. Seeing Pedroli’s posters out on a street or on prints does help me with understanding how PSAs are viewed outside in their context, not just through a screen.

Voting Art

I came across this post on Behance. It’s a collection of voting-related GIFs that different artists made so that people can share them as stickers on Instagram and Snapchat. With voting going on right now, I have seen more and more artists use their platform and skills towards the cause of encouraging political activism. Here…

A Mural of Swirling Cursors, Dancing Skeletons, and Rainbow Hearts is Set in Motion When Viewed Through a “GIF-iti” App

In addition to combining themes of iconography from our speculative design project with the gestalt principles of our invisible cities, this mural also features interactive looping elements to make it more animated. Effectively, the mural acts as one giant animated poster once seen through the app. I think the process of animating the poster with…

Nancy Liang’s Nighttime Gifs

This article feature an artist named Nancy Liang and her multidisciplinary approach to making gifs of nighttime scenery. Liang imports her hand-drawn art and cut-outs to her computer to create collages and gifs. Her work reminded of our discussion on the history of hand-drawn animation. Check out more of her work here — its all…

The painterly photographs of Jan Groover

I really enjoy the whimsical nature of these still-life photographs. Perhaps this is in part because I love trying to emulate something in other mediums. I also think as we delve into Photoshop, these painting-like photos are great studies. The article can be found here.

Using Animation to Capture the Serene Moments of Daily Life

This article showcases the ‘delicate gifs’ created by the illustrator Maori Sakai. What really stood out to me about her gifs was their simplicity. She uses minimal animation to bring to life a scene that we have all experienced at some point in our lives. Another thing that her creations made me think about was…

Sebastian Curi

I really like Sebastian Curi’s pieces. I first found these pieces on the BOOOOM blog and then decided to visit the behance feature that was linked to the boom blog. I also then checked out Sebastian Curi’s website and realized that he has done work for so many big name companies that we see and…

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