Sleepy smiling baby = cuteness overload.
This GIF was produced from a site where you can enter a site URL and it shows the site on a background, like a laptop or mobile phone. Here I put our sister blog, now called HEM News Agency on an iPad standing by itself. I made this as part of HEM’s 5th anniversary celebrations.
Credits: Vijay Shah and Mockerie
A diagram of a simple room heater made from a bread tin, two terracotta flower pots and powered by candles. On Saturday, my landlord finally got his troublesome heating sorted out. He had a lock put on the cupboard housing the boiler (as he doesn’t like us touching it, the weirdo), but we also now have a thermostat in the kitchen, and the house no longer feels like Hell’s belly when he decides to blast the heating on.
As part of the blog’s 1st anniversary celebrations, I’m only showcasing GIFs I’ve built. For Part Two, we’ve got this impressive retro-style ‘ident’, a sort of advertising banner for Gifville, influenced by vintage games such as the Super Mario series and Space Invaders. It is also in a heavy retina-paralysing wardrobe of rainbow colours, cos well, it’s nice.
Today is the first anniversary of the founding of Gifville in a living room in Seven Kings, just outside London. I have been collecting GIFs for some years and have always appreciated these relatively simple, yet visually stunning computer graphics.
To celebrate my gallery of animated images and art being open for 365 days, I have produced some GIFs of my own to share. First up is our anniversary special, produced using popular GIF maker, Blingee. This creation was influenced by Japanese/Korean GIF art, especially ‘sowei’ and the Kawai’i animation tradition, probably one of Japan’s best design gifts to the world. This GIF also pays homage to my love of sweet treats and sunny side up eggs.
Credits: Vijay Shah with the help of Blingee
Every year’s end, our blogging provider WordPress puts out a special annual report for each of its blogs, packed full of stats and facts. Did you know that Gifville received about 11,000 views in 2015, enough to fill out the Sydney Opera House 4 times over?!…and we got visits from 117 countries!
Here’s to a great 2016 at Gifville.
To see the Gifville Annual Report, click the link below: