By Mark Frauenfelder at 5:02 pm Tue, Dec 11, 2007
I usually don't like animated GIFs, but Mitch O'Connell's glitter graphics are great. Link
“Agh, soo tacky, cant, cant look at it”
– Agent Nein, Psychonauts.
But as glitter gifs go, I give it one and a quarter thumbs.
Do not want.
Finally! Animated GIFs are glittery!
Now if I can only get scratch and sniff stickers to work online!
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.
What’s next, linking blingee.com?
A technicality, but it looks like while the original art is Mitch’s, the glitterification was actually done by the person – http://www.myspace.com/colleenshutterbug.
like his work. why would he bother with fucking christmas?
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.
I see enough of this crap on MySpace.
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!
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’.
Boy! What a bunch of snobs!
I think the combination of Coop and glitter is perfect… snobs.
He should make the next unicorn chaser.
Geez! Whatta bunch of haters! Lighten up like that glittery widdle lamb, willya?
i agree with jenny above. grumpy old men. give gif a chance, check out http://www.myspace.com/gifmenger
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)?
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.
I usually hate the glittery shit that people plaster on their MySpace pages, but these actually look cool. :P
Ah yes…nice and cheesy but have you seen the Make Your Own Glitter Writing Thingey
Well aren’t we just a bunch of Grumpy Guss’s
Now take those frowns and turn em upside down
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.
I <3 glitter lamb!
So cute and glittery, we need a goatse.cx chaser!
@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.
I can’t post the ‘sms speak’ heart, that’s for sure.
I (heart) GlitterLamb!
Better known as:
I ♥ GlitterLamb!
“Posted in: ART”
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!
I thought they were a hoot, but there’s one that I just can’t look at.
The way this one was done makes it impossible for me to focus on anything specific for more than a split second.
Damn you, establishing reflex!
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.
I love them! They are scintillate, scintillating fun, just as I intended them to be. They are not all the most wonderful ever, but I’m still learning.
I love them all anyway.
I really think glitter graphics are an acquired taste
This is my favorite…
Oops, wrong link…never mind though, I just love em all.
I’m thinking I should really preview before I post.
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