Los Angeles is a pretty easy city to stereotype. You’re stuck in eternal traffic on the 405 while wolfing down a burger from In-N-Out. Or you’re sipping green juice at a cafe next to an actor from that one movie. Or you’re listening to someone discuss their screenplay. Or you’re at the beach.
Artist Prasad Bhat made this fantastic art series, The Evolution, that tracks the career of famous actors and the iconic roles they’ve played in different movies. It’s great because the expression of each actor never changes (and the expressions are so, so on point), even through all the characters’ costumes and wigs…
The firefall is a natural phenomenon that occurs for a couple magical weeks in February. Horsetail Fall only flows in the winter and early spring, and when the sun sets at just the right angle, it illuminates the water, causing the lava-like red glow that I can’t tear my eyes away from.
In a move aimed at persuading more young internet-type people to use Twitter, Jack Dorsey and friends are integrating Gif search into its social network, following many messaging apps’ footsteps. The integrated search is a combined partnership between venerable Gif havens Giphy and Riffsy.
Our eyes got fat in 2015. With all kinds of yummy GIFs and daring food porn and meals that looked so good we considered eating our laptops and monitors in hopes of tasting the visual deliciousness, it was a hunger inducing year for eyeballs. Here are some of the best food GIFs we made in 2015 on Sploid.
Here’s an old Imperial Stormtrooper from the original Star Wars trilogy turning itself into a new First Order Stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in one sweet GIF. Made by GadgetLove, they say that the “size difference of the two designs makes it look as if they are breathing in and out while evolving.”
Here’s your cool gif for the day: The evolution of the MCU Iron Man in 30 seconds, showing off the various iterations of Tony Stark’s armor.
Apple’s new campus is in the process of being built right now and it truly does look like a space ship is being constructed in sleepy Cupertino. Here’s the state of things so far, from August 2014 to May 2015, a pile of Mars-colored dirt is being transformed into a closed circle from the future. Pretty cool. And the…
When a commercial starts with a silly premise like:"What would you do if your friend turned into an animated GIF?" you know you're about to watch something great. That's why I'm such a big fan of Flying Horse's ads. The Brazilian energy drink brand makes some of the weirdest and most hilarious commercials I've seen…
We've previously featured the fascinating and yet disturbing black and white animations by Kevin Weir. This interesting short documentary shows how his creative process works: From finding the old black and white pictures to the animation of his perfect loops.
GIFs, assemble! It's party time.
Regardless of how you feel about voicemail, I think we can all agree that this is the worst. I don't want to call up and listen, Android. Just let me dismiiiiiissssssssss.
Those wonderful looping animations we call GIFs are an unlikely story of survival in an age when digital formats come and go like the wind. The lure of the decades-old GIF format has caused people to ignore its flaws, but those looking to bring the format into modern times might just be inadvertently drowning its…
There are plenty of tools and apps out there for creating your own GIFs, but few are as straightforward to use as Imgur's new offering. Even better, it uses the better-quality, more lightweight format that Imgur has been busy developing. Here's how you can get a customized GIF from any YouTube or Vimeo clip in a few…
To celebrate David Bowie's 68th birthday earlier this year, Artist Helen Green made this very fun illustration of David Bowie showing him change throughout the years in animated GIF form. Bowie has inhabited so many different hairstyles and faces and styles that he almost looks like a different person each time.
You've made it through the holiday madness. Well, almost — just a few more days left to secretly gorge yourself on leftover egg casserole. So let's shake things up a little bit. Let's get weird in this GIF party.
Making short GIFs of YouTube videos is a pretty well-established practice now — so much so that there's dozens of websites dedicated to this finest of art forms. But YouTube might be about to make them all obsolete, thanks to a new built-in GIF maker.