Chilly out’!

 

 

You wear extra chunky sweaters. You’ve never met a mitten you didn’t like. You may even keep a lap blanket at work.
You’re one of those people who is always cold. And you are not alone.

Credits: Planes, Trains & Automobiles via Erin Canty and Upworthy

The world’s first GIF

According to popular image-hosting site Imgur, this simple pixellated GIF of a commercial airliner is the world’s first, made by an unknown designer at Compuserve in 1987. Compuserve and rival Unisys originated the GIF format in the Eighties.

Credits: Compuserve via  and Imgur

ITV Schools ident on Channel 4 – 1987

 

Our second ever self-made GIF by Gifville.

This features the CGI ident used by the ITV Schools educational programming initiative on Channel 4 in the UK. This was aired on the 14th September 1987, ITV Schools’ first day of broadcast.

I chose this to be ‘gifised’ for three reasons: the beauty of the graphics, the fact that this CGI was revolutionary for its time, and that in 1992, I would often see this graphic before my favourite morning kids’ shows when I was a boy of 7-8 years. Lovely memories.

Credits: ITV Schools, Channel 4, schoolworks and YouTube