The Art of Animated GIFs

Film animators Johnny Kelly and Matthew Cooper created 56 animated GIFs for an advertising campaign for the Elisava school. View all images.
Film animators Johnny Kelly and Matthew Cooper created 56 animated GIFs for an advertising campaign for the Elisava school. View all images.

There are thousands of animated GIF files of people doing weird things, cute animals and funny incidents. Many of these image loops are small-sized and poor quality. However, they are popular on the web because they are addictive and fun. This collection of animated GIFs features animations by creative individuals who take this medium very seriously. They are using it as a means for artistic expression or to promote advertising clips for a client.

Using Cinema 4D and After Effects, Paolo Ceric is internationally famous for his hypnotic 3-D forms and geometric patterns.
Using Cinema 4D and After Effects, Paolo Ceric is internationally famous for his hypnotic 3-D forms and geometric patterns.
Artist Erdal Inci uses photographic images and light painting for most of his mesmerizing work.
Artist Erdal Inci uses photographic images and light painting for most of his mesmerizing work.

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Davidope has a few cinematic-style clips, but the majority of his GIFs display 3-D and op art.
Davidope has a few cinematic-style clips, but the majority of his GIFs display 3-D and op art.

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Photographer Jon Jacobsen makes two strange neoclassical style animations. It is like he mashed together a Jacques-Louis David painting with one of Salvador Dali’s.
Photographer Jon Jacobsen makes two strange neoclassical style animations. It is like he mashed together a Jacques-Louis David painting with one of Salvador Dali’s.
Romain Laurent is known for his photographic ad campaigns for Panasonic, Coca-Cola and Nissan, but that’s not all, his unusual GIF animations have attracted much interest around the web.
Romain Laurent is known for his photographic ad campaigns for Panasonic, Coca-Cola and Nissan, but that’s not all, his unusual GIF animations have attracted much interest around the web.

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Graffiti artist INSA takes photos of some of his murals, and adds a bit of movement to them.
Graffiti artist INSA takes photos of some of his murals, and adds a bit of movement to them.

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Film-like clips by Skylar Brown, an illustrator currently studying experimental animation at CalArts.
Film-like clips by Skylar Brown, an illustrator currently studying experimental animation at CalArts.

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Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock.
Fine, detailed and subtle animated artwork created by New York illustrator Rebecca Mock.

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– via illusion.scene360.com

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