Category Archives: Animation

Moving Pictures

As a collector and seller of antiquarian books, late at night I sometimes get the feeling that the illustrations are stirring. Now I have proof. The Smithsonian Libraries blog is teeming with gifs based on illustrations based on historical books and publications. … Continue reading

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Gifs Go Wild

The prankster street art duo known as In Return (aka Guus ter Beek and Tayfun Sarier) have taken their latest project to the streets of London. “Gifs Go Wild” consists of framed animated installations attached to bus stops, light poles, … Continue reading

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Just Books, No Cookies

h/t to the Greene County Public Library

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Art Appreciation 101

After listening to the world news I needed a good laugh. So many thanks to TBTP reader Vernon Coram for the link to Scorpion Dagger. James Kerr, the artist wiz kid behind the blog, reworks Renaissance paintings into hilarious, irreverent, … Continue reading

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About Murakami

New York psychologist, writer and animator Ilana Simons created this terrific short animated film called “About Haruki Murakami” to celebrate everyone’s favorite Japanese writer. Well, he’s my favorite, any way.

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World’s Largest GIF (really)

British street artist and designer INSA recently collaborated with American artist Madsteez (aka Mark Paul Deren) to create “The Largest GIF-ITI in the World” for the Pow! Street Art Festival in Taipei, Taiwan. The pair had to paint the eight … Continue reading

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F*** Yeah More Maps

Brooklyn-based book illustrator Aaron Meshon has created a series of colorful illustrated maps of his neighborhood. Sure doesn’t look like the Brooklyn of my childhood, but it’s really cute. If you’d like to see more of Meshon’s vibrant, fun maps, … Continue reading

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Take the Green Line to Queasy Street

It’s been more than 20 years since the STA (Springfield Transit Authority) introduced its ill-fated monorail system, but even fictitious cities eventually need to upgrade their public transportation. Last Sunday’s Simpsons episode featured a  hitherto unseen transit network complete with multicolored … Continue reading

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Starry Night

Commissioned by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Vincent is a moving and affectionate tribute to Vincent van Gogh in the form of a graphic novel, or rather a graphic biography. Part of publisher SelfMadeHero’s “Art Masters” series, the book … Continue reading

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Book reviews concise and to the point

Lisa brown is a San Francisco-based author, cartoonist and illustrator who is probably best known for her art work in Lemony Snicket books. In her spare time, she creates the hilarious “Three Panel Book Review” comicfor the San Francisco Chronicle … Continue reading

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