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Motion Magic’s Trippy Endless GIFs

A graphic designer going by the handle Motion Magic has mastered a new art form. Neither still photograph nor video, s/he has struck upon a mesmerizing balance between the two:

“When creating this effect on still images, I take great care in the small details that help to add a more realistic feeling in the movement,” the designer writes. “It’s as if the moment captured is brought back to life with an endless mesmerizing motion effect.” 

As for how s/he does it, s/he starts with a still image and transforms it using a program called Plotagraph Pro.

You can check out more of Motion Magic’s work here and here.


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Motion Magic’s Trippy Endless GIFs

A graphic designer going by the handle Motion Magic has mastered a new art form. Neither still photograph nor video, s/he has struck upon a mesmerizing balance between the two:

“When creating this effect on still images, I take great care in the small details that help to add a more realistic feeling in the movement,” the designer writes. “It’s as if the moment captured is brought back to life with an endless mesmerizing motion effect.” 

As for how s/he does it, s/he starts with a still image and transforms it using a program called Plotagraph Pro.

You can check out more of Motion Magic’s work here and here.


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Motion Magic’s Trippy Endless GIFs

A graphic designer going by the handle Motion Magic has mastered a new art form. Neither still photograph nor video, s/he has struck upon a mesmerizing balance between the two:

“When creating this effect on still images, I take great care in the small details that help to add a more realistic feeling in the movement,” the designer writes. “It’s as if the moment captured is brought back to life with an endless mesmerizing motion effect.” 

As for how s/he does it, s/he starts with a still image and transforms it using a program called Plotagraph Pro.

You can check out more of Motion Magic’s work here and here.


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Giphy Adds .Gifs For Social Good

The folks at Giphy, that stalwart provider of looping cats and people falling down, are getting slyly socially active. Last week the company added a library of over 2,000 GIFs intended to teach words and phrases in American Sign Language. The project might seem like an odd match, given the meme-heavy use of the form, but the producers have high hopes. 

ASL is the third most spoken language in the U.S. and almost exclusively visual. Harnessing the physical nature of the language, the looping repetition of the video form, and the easily shared nature of GIFs, they expect the videos to get traction with both hearing and non-hearing users.  

The series was conceived by Giphy video artist Wallis Millar-Blanchaer and Stephanie Weber, a Giphy studios coordinator. The videos are cut from the educational YouTube series Sign With Robert, where full length videos feature introductory and conversational skills. 

The GIF format is a charming distillation of the often complex language, and the Sign With Robert series seems to have been a solid choice. The clear visuals and customary facial cues double as easy to follow and true to practice.

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To start, the library was developed based on users’ top searches on the site, then those terms were tailored and rounded out with the Sign With Robert team. The result is an interesting mix of easy and compounding terms, built with an attention to detail around the language as it is used in the real world.

As Millar-Blanchaer related to Mashable, “In our initial cut for the GIF for ‘bachelorette party,’ we unintentionally and unknowingly had edited it in a way that looked like the women were being called ‘bitches.'” Issues like these, involving the subtlety of pronunciation, often arise in language education tools, so it’s heartening to see the project working with seasoned educators and meeting them head on. With a focus on real world use, simple (seeming) tools like this might creep into all types of education. 

Check out the full collection at Giphy.com/SignWithRobert.

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Giphy Adds .Gifs For Social Good

The folks at Giphy, that stalwart provider of looping cats and people falling down, are getting slyly socially active. Last week the company added a library of over 2,000 GIFs intended to teach words and phrases in American Sign Language. The project might seem like an odd match, given the meme-heavy use of the form, but the producers have high hopes. 

ASL is the third most spoken language in the U.S. and almost exclusively visual. Harnessing the physical nature of the language, the looping repetition of the video form, and the easily shared nature of GIFs, they expect the videos to get traction with both hearing and non-hearing users.  

The series was conceived by Giphy video artist Wallis Millar-Blanchaer and Stephanie Weber, a Giphy studios coordinator. The videos are cut from the educational YouTube series Sign With Robert, where full length videos feature introductory and conversational skills. 

The GIF format is a charming distillation of the often complex language, and the Sign With Robert series seems to have been a solid choice. The clear visuals and customary facial cues double as easy to follow and true to practice.

via GIPHY

Hell yeah GRASS

To start, the library was developed based on users’ top searches on the site, then those terms were tailored and rounded out with the Sign With Robert team. The result is an interesting mix of easy and compounding terms, built with an attention to detail around the language as it is used in the real world.

As Millar-Blanchaer related to Mashable, “In our initial cut for the GIF for ‘bachelorette party,’ we unintentionally and unknowingly had edited it in a way that looked like the women were being called ‘bitches.'” Issues like these, involving the subtlety of pronunciation, often arise in language education tools, so it’s heartening to see the project working with seasoned educators and meeting them head on. With a focus on real world use, simple (seeming) tools like this might creep into all types of education. 

Check out the full collection at Giphy.com/SignWithRobert.

Any other ideas where this principle would be useful? Sketching basics, maybe?


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Giphy Adds .Gifs For Social Good

The folks at Giphy, that stalwart provider of looping cats and people falling down, are getting slyly socially active. Last week the company added a library of over 2,000 GIFs intended to teach words and phrases in American Sign Language. The project might seem like an odd match, given the meme-heavy use of the form, but the producers have high hopes. 

ASL is the third most spoken language in the U.S. and almost exclusively visual. Harnessing the physical nature of the language, the looping repetition of the video form, and the easily shared nature of GIFs, they expect the videos to get traction with both hearing and non-hearing users.  

The series was conceived by Giphy video artist Wallis Millar-Blanchaer and Stephanie Weber, a Giphy studios coordinator. The videos are cut from the educational YouTube series Sign With Robert, where full length videos feature introductory and conversational skills. 

The GIF format is a charming distillation of the often complex language, and the Sign With Robert series seems to have been a solid choice. The clear visuals and customary facial cues double as easy to follow and true to practice.

via GIPHY

Hell yeah GRASS

To start, the library was developed based on users’ top searches on the site, then those terms were tailored and rounded out with the Sign With Robert team. The result is an interesting mix of easy and compounding terms, built with an attention to detail around the language as it is used in the real world.

As Millar-Blanchaer related to Mashable, “In our initial cut for the GIF for ‘bachelorette party,’ we unintentionally and unknowingly had edited it in a way that looked like the women were being called ‘bitches.'” Issues like these, involving the subtlety of pronunciation, often arise in language education tools, so it’s heartening to see the project working with seasoned educators and meeting them head on. With a focus on real world use, simple (seeming) tools like this might creep into all types of education. 

Check out the full collection at Giphy.com/SignWithRobert.

Any other ideas where this principle would be useful? Sketching basics, maybe?


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The Best Product Design GIFs of 2015

The animated GIF is ideally suited to certain types of subject matter. Adorable animals? Check. Out-of-sync Super Bowl dancers? Of course. Confused John Travolta? Yes, please. But product design—not so much. Nevertheless, 2015 did see a number of design-centric GIFs worth commemorating. Here are our ten favorites.

10. Introducing BB-8 To kick things off, let’s acknowledge how cool it is that everyone’s favorite new Star Wars character is an actual remote-controlled robotic unit and not just CGI (even if some people argue the rolling droid is a poor design).

9. Tokyo Police Drone Finally, chronic worriers can stop obsessing about a future in which we’re all terrorized by drones. Relax—now we can just send bigger drones to catch them in nets! (Read more here.)

8. LED “Black Hole” Water Slide It’s at an indoor water park in Bremerhaven, Germany, if you’re looking to make a pilgrimage. See also: Maybe it’s a bit too fast

7. Awesome Swing-Arm Backpack As we wrote last August, this invention by Paxis alleviates a major ergonomic flaw of backpacks.

6. Water-Transfer Printing in Action Also known as hydrographics—here’s more on how it works.

5. What an Autonomous Car Sees Aaaaand now our cars have Terminator vision. This cannot end well.

4. Tesla’s “Solid Metal Snake” Speaking of autonomous cars—uh, would you really be able to sleep at night with this snakelike robo-charging device lurking in your garage?

3. Giant Red Ball Terrorizes Toledo Granted, this one is more art object than product design—but why split hairs when there’s a 250-pound rubber ball rampaging through downtown Toledo, over and over and over? (Thankfully, no one was hurt.) See also: Mutant tomato escape

2. Duck Army (sound required) Another slight cheat—technically, a Vine is not a GIF. But please set aside any objections and let this brilliant and profound loop—a parable of the unintended side effects of mass production in our over-commercialized society?— wash over you. (H/t to Vulture

1. Lego-Compatible Prosthetic Arm The IKO Creative Prosthetic System, a 2015 Core77 Design Awards winner, embodies the best of contemporary product design: It’s ingenious, fun and has the potential to make a real difference in users’ lives. Here’s to seeing more of this inventive spirit in 2016.

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More from Core77’s 2015 Year in Review

15 of Your Favorite Posts from 2015

The Coming Age of Automobility and What It Means for Designers

10 Clever, Innovative or Bizarre Design Processes from 2015

10 Brilliant and Beautiful Objects from Our ‘Designing Women’ Series

12 Projects to Inspire Future Living

The Year in Furniture Designs, Part 1: The Beautiful, the Innovative and the Unusual

The Year in Furniture Designs, Part 2: Design/Build Techniques and Learning from the Past and Present

15 Tools and Tool-Based Projects We Loved in 2015


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April Showers Bring GIF Flowers

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Despite the web’s lack of water and sunshine, GIF flowers are blooming across Tumblr Dashboards, proving that spring is finally here.

Throughout winter, even, Internet users patiently waited for warmer weather, posting and pinning photos and reminders that spring is creeping closer. Those people can take comfort in the fact that nature is back in full bloom — and you don’t even have to go outside.*

*Go outside.

SEE ALSO: 30 Songs That Sound Like Spring

If you’re stuck in a cubical dreaming of the sunshine, here are a few GIFs to remember there is life outside your gray office.

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Here’s What You Missed at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards in GIFs

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The MTV Movie Awards doesn’t usually show much in the way of actual awards (they have a “best shirtless category” — though there’s no complaints, here), but it does promise a slew of antics by celebs on their worst behavior

Add Rebel Wilson as the wildest host in awhile, and you get the oddball of this year’s awards season. There was plenty of sexual innuendo, partial nudity and general discomfort to keep us feeling awkwardly fulfilled until MTV’s Video Music Awards

SEE ALSO: Watch New ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Teaser Trailer

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The Most Delightfully Bizarre Cat GIFs This Side of the Litter Box

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Cat GIFs clog the Internet with their cuteness. Let’s add to that tube-blocking hairball with a collection of loop-animated felines that are more weird than adorable (though still quite adorable).

Hummercatz, a video series and website, tells the story of four rebel felines that escaped the pound and stole a Hummer. The quartet of kitties open a can of tuna-flavored whoop-ass on anyone that gets in their way.

Yes, it sounds bizarre, but that’s what makes these cats the perfect GIF subjects.

SEE ALSO: 15 Best Cat Memes Ever [MEOW]

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Tease Your Tastebuds With 10 Grilled Cheese GIFs

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Happy National Grilled Cheese Day! It’s a holiday loved by the tastebuds of cheese freaks and loathed by the tummies of the lactose intolerant

While the ooey gooey delight might not be considered the fanciest of fare, the sandwich has become a beloved food staple for many because of its simple construction and mouth-watering taste.

SEE ALSO: 12 ‘No Nose’ GIFs That Will Delight and Horrify You

Celebrate this tastiest of holidays with 10 Grilled Cheese GIFs guaranteed to have you wiping drool off your screen. Napkins recommended.

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Cinemagram expands its horizons to Android, lets you create animated GIFs on the fly

Cinegram expands its horizons to Android, lets you create animated GIFs on the fly

The iOS legion has been able to play around with Cinemagram since February of last year, but now it’s finally time for Android users to also experience what the app’s all about. And while there are certainly other animated applications on the platform that are somewhat similar, Cinemagram stands out from the majority due to its built-in social features — think of it as an Instagram of sorts, where other users can easily comment on and keep up with your recent four-second creations. What’s more, the app allows other tidbits like special effects to be added to videos, while the ability to share these “GIFs on steroids” to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr are also options within Cinemagram. It’s even already had one update, adding the ability to delete creations within the app. Hey, perhaps this could be the solution to all your Vine-induced sorrows.

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