Mitch O'Connell's glitter graphics


I usually don't like animated GIFs, but Mitch O'Connell's glitter graphics are great. Link



  1. “Agh, soo tacky, cant, cant look at it”
    – Agent Nein, Psychonauts.

    But as glitter gifs go, I give it one and a quarter thumbs.

  2. Ehhhh…

    I mean, I can see how his have a little more effort put into them than most, but that’s like buying a The Best of Larry the Cable Guy album. Just because it’s “the best” doesn’t mean it isn’t tacky white trash garbage.

  3. The art is nice in a COOP wannabe (minus the delicious zaftigs) kind of a way… the glitter just makes me feel vaguely nauseous I’m afraid.

    If there were a way to rehabilitate glitter art this could well be it, but ultimately I have to give it the big thumbs down for myself.

    Then again I’m of the opinion that umpty million bebo users CAN be wrong.

  4. I have to say, there is such a difference between having a border “glitter” or the little outfit or something, and having a different “glitter” or “shimmer” effect in every other square of the entire image.
    It’s a bad line to cross!

  5. I loathe the hyper-PC ‘Happy Holidays’. It’s called Christmas, it’s a takeover of an old midwinter pagan fetival and I’m an atheist – but I still can’t abide the implication of ‘Happy Holidays’.

    Happy Christmas.

  6. I’m amazed at when the kitch becomes “hip”.

    Don’t some of you understand when things become so bad they become good again (ie garden gnomes, unicorns)?

  7. Wow. That reminds me of the sort of mandatory-exchange Valentine’s Day cards we used to get when I was in grade school in the ’60s. So very very shiny.

    Hey, grumpy CLOUDSOUP: it ain’t Christmas for me. I’m Jewish. And since no one can tell it to look at me, I’m very happy with being wished Happy Holidays. I will concede, however, that when the image is bearing a Santa Claus cap, you might as well not waste the PC effort and go with Merry Christmas.

  8. I usually hate the glittery shit that people plaster on their MySpace pages, but these actually look cool. :P

  9. Happiness Pie time for some of you. “happy freelance artists” has always made me lol, not because I don’t know any, just because he’s trying to jam so many syllables into a small space.

  10. @18: And then absolutely everyone on earth latches onto the kitsch, waters it down, Hallmark starts making stuffed Christmas ornaments of it, and it stops being cool again.

    @11. Happy Hanukkah.

  11. I..

    I what?!

    I can’t post the ‘sms speak’ heart, that’s for sure.

    I (heart) GlitterLamb!

    Better known as:

    I ♥ GlitterLamb!

  12. So if we don’t like the cheesy graphics we’re grumpy sourpusses?

    Oh no! Peer pressure! If I say it’s irritating and kitschy, like multicolored HTML blinking text or banner ads that flash and vibrate, they’ll say I’m grumpy and dig up some old cartoon about grumps! Noooo! Heeelp!


  13. These are just great. The subject matter quality is inconsistent. He should really edit his portfolio in half, but some of them are painstakingly executed and a lot of fun on the eyes. Jessica is especially cool.

    Snobs… can’t spot fun when you see it.

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