Category Archives: Animation

“From these garish lights I vanish now for evermore…”

Yesterday marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Charles Dickens. Among the commemorations, there was this stunning sound and light installation which was projected onto Westminster Abbey’s iconic West Towers last weekend. The projection was created by light and … Continue reading

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Mid-century Minimalist Monday

Way back in the days before plague times, I previously featured artist Henning M.Lederer’s animations  and gifs of mid-century minimalist book covers and vintage psychology and philosophy books. He reimagines the abstract geometric patterns frequently used by book and record company designers … Continue reading

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Time Enough For Subtlety

The artist Javier Jensen has reimagined some of the most iconic covers in literary history and added clever GIFs. The effect is subtle so you have to take your time with each image. But most of us have lots of time … Continue reading

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Strap-on your skates

Winter Landscape with Skaters  or Winterlandschap met Ijsvermaak is a c.1608 oil on oak painting by the Dutch artist Hendrick Avercamp in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.The painting shows ice skaters of all sorts enjoying a day on a frozen river. People dressed … Continue reading

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Sip and Savor

 

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Bookmark It

 

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The end is silence

h/t Grant Snider

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Ho.Ho.Ho.

Beijing-based graphics studio 39 degrees north created this animated version of author Neil Gaiman’s dark Christmas poem Nicholas Was. I never was that into the holiday any way. Ho.Ho.Ho.

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Baffling Ending

 

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Nothing Happens (for a reason)

This captivating 11-minute film by Michelle and Uri Kranot is a mysterious, melancholy animation in which a diverse group of people slowly gather in a snow-laden field in Denmark. Nothing really happens in Nothing Happens and that’s kind of refreshing.

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