Virus trading cards, animated and 3D-printable

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Eleanor Lutz used files from the Protein Data Bank to model the molecules comprising the viruses that are the scourge of our human race. Read the rest

Just look at this magic chexmix-filled banana

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Mondrian pong

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Happytoast made this amazing thing for B3ta's video game art challenge. Someone make it into a real game, plz? Read the rest

BT 622212453353: a machined sculptural component of a gadget from a better future

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Sculptor/machinist Chris Bathgate (previously) has posted the details of his latest piece, "BT 622212453353." Read the rest

Twitter now lets you search for GIFs

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Twitter today announced that it's adding GIF search to the composer for tweets and direct messages.

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When you teargas a smooth hacky-sacker

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This is found net.stuff, but my cursory research suggests it might come from Manama, Bahrain. That dude is s-m-o-o-t-h. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Read the rest

An adorable magic trick

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(Thanks, Dimitrios!) Read the rest

Corgi Orgy

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Corgy Orgy—the work of @labelmaker and @ebaynetflix—is the perfect way to recover from Blue Monday. Best of all, you can make your own GIF orgy! Here's a Jackhammer Jill one I just made for you. Read the rest

How a psychedelic sex GIF animator went viral after getting banned on Facebook

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Jean Francois Painchaud, aka PHAZED, is Canadian animator/producer who works on the PBS kids show, Wild Kratts. He also makes trippy, NSFW Gifs and posts them to his accounts on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook. Shogofawafa recently interviewed PHAZED about his work, and how he deals with the censorious bluenoses at Facebook.

Your work became viral after it was banned on Facebook. Did Facebook inadvertently do you a favour?

In a way, yes. Soon after I started posting my art online, I found out that there are people out there who are very sensitive when it comes to the female body. Some get particularly upset when they see a nipple. No matter how much I censor my work, I still get reported. It’s ridiculous.

So, whenever they take down my art or censor me, I make a big deal out of it, hoping that we might be able to change this culture of incessant censoring over time. That’s the main thing I learned from practising Judo – to use whatever people throw at me, against them.

How did mushrooms affect your work?

Mushrooms didn’t only help my art develop; they changed my entire life. Using mushrooms helped me overcome my depression, my insecurities and my anxiety. Most of that anxiety came from negative experiences with my father and being bullied at school.

Before I found shrooms, I was making art to improve my skills. It was as if I was trying to impress myself or show off.

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The beautiful geometric GIFs of Erik Söderberg

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Erik Söderberg, a multimedia artist based in Sweden, created this series of geometric GIFs: "Fractal Experience Part 2."

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Veronica Belmont on being overtaken by a meme

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A long time ago, Veronica Belmont was featured in a blooper reel for her old TV show in which she clowned around with a Cthulhu t-shirt, wiggling back and forth and saying "So lifelike." A creepy Internet person turned the moment into a GIF that has followed her around ever since, so that other creepy Internet people post it every time she opens her mouth online, and creepy Internet porn companies use it in their ads. Read the rest

The GIF art of Jamaican visual artist Di-Andre Caprice Davis

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Di-Andre Caprice Davis is an artist from Kingston, Jamaica who creates some really wonderful animated GIF art.

In my work, I combined a passion for digital aesthetic with furthering the exposure and understanding of how technology has affected our world. Although the images are highly personal representations of my dreams, they are abstract enough and open enough to allow individual interpretation. I have used animation techniques to show the power of artistic image manipulation; turning still images into hypnotic GIF art. I prefer to collage and compose several looping actions emphasizing the motions that mimic bodily rhythm. It is like an adventure in a second life exploring its outer limits with digital imaging tools.

[biwayartfoundation.com via artfcity.com]

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Creepy and demonic paper cutout GIFs of Bran Muir

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Bran Muir's wonderful, chilling animated GIF work is highlighted in a post over at VICE's The Creators Project.

Muir's process starts like that of any collage artist as he cuts up old NatGeo and LIFE magazines to build a mutated army of characters. "The similarities with purist collage makers probably end when I port everything over to Photoshop, where the possibilities are endless," he tells The Creators Project. He works fast, spending between one and four hours animating the pieces into each GIF.

Follow the artist: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.

[HT: christiannightmares.tumblr.com]

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GIF Dance Party lets you get down with all your favorite loops

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There's even a dancing baby! It's based on a mobile installation for hire that prompts your guests to turn themselves into loops that they can then drag around on a virtual stage. Read the rest

Glamorous Beyoncé Cow is glamorous

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So glamorous. Read the rest

Loadingicon: trippy looping gif animations to distract and delight

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Loadingicons should loop, use a constrained color palette, and be fun enough to look at that they could distract a user while a computer or network churns away in the background. Read the rest

Great book covers as animated GIFs

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Wonderful literary GIFs by Javier Jensen of Santiago, Chile.

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