Posts tagged with gif
Charting 2012’s Top Cultural Obsessions
You can’t talk 2012 without talking GIFs: the year’s cultural superstar, the Oxford American Dictionary’s word of the year, and the means by which the internet shared its obsessions (and we all know the internet really likes to obsess). From the GIF to politics to the apocalypse to Honey Boo Boo, the guys from I Love Charts bring you the year’s top cultural obsessions — in GIF form, of course.
2012 was a year where major issues dominated the global narrative. Mainly we talked about the election and zombies.
Moving the Still: Animated GIF Fest Lauds Best
Moving the Still is the first big-time open-submission curated festival celebrating the art of the animated GIF. After wrapping up the open call (and receiving more than 3,500 GIFs in the virtual mailbox), the fest’s council of luminaries chose their favorites for a live exhibition during Miami Art Week 2012. Check out the animated circle of honorees above. And if you happen to be in Miami, you’re invited to a cool shindig capping the festivities. Say hello to the web’s favorite art form — for the next fifteen minutes, at least.
And in the category of epic infographics: this GIF guide, as inspired by Breaking Bad, the AMC crime drama will wrap up (well, half wrap up) this weekend. (Click for high-res GIFs.)
Max Capacity: Net Necromancer
Who is this internet necromancer communing with the ghosts of media past? Between his broken VHS tapes and hacked Nintendo games, Max Capacity conducts a staticky stream of pop culture imagery from the past with the verve of the digital now. Anything is fair game — from 80s TV commercials to FBI warnings, the Santa Cruz native even makes TV static entirely his own.
These girls have so many feels!
When You Get Fired from Your Magazine & Your Kickstarter Gets Funded in a Single Day
The blogosphere went berserk this month when it was revealed — a day after a launch party for its latest issue — that GOOD magazine had laid off most of its editorial staff (prompting two additional stragglers to quit). This week, the departed team launched a Kickstarter Campaign to fund its next act — a one-issue print magazine called Tomorrow, which reached its $15,000 funding goal in less than 5 hours. We talked to Ann Friedman, GOOD’s former executive editor, about the project — and how she’s managed to master the art of the GIF.
So one day you’re out boozing with your staff, the next you’re being escorted from the office, and now you’ve got a new magazine in the works. What’s the thinking behind Tomorrow?
A lot of us share a belief that print magazines are artifacts people like to hold onto. That we now have a little bit more flexibility to do more with color, or make it oversized, or let the design sing, is really exciting. We will put it online and make it available in digital form, but we haven’t quite figured out what that’s going to be. Time-frame wise, we’re taking pitches for the next two weeks. In the meantime, we’re going to be having more conversations about things we want to assign actively, reaching out to folks.