This little fishy…

 

This is a 3D model of a fish with various decals I created using the newest incarnation of MS Paint back in August. Reminds me of those plastic fish you can buy from convenience stores, but this one is way cooler.

Credit: Vijay Shah

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For shizzle, it’s winterizzle

 

Snoop Dogg doing a dutty move amidst a winter scene. Either this is the weirdest scene ever visualised in a GIF, or I’ve just hit upon the perfect Christmas card idea for rap fans. Shizzle mah nizzle!!

Credits: Vijay Shah and Blingee

Tough times for cats

 

As the impact of a weak and wobbly Tory government and indecisiveness over Brexit takes hold, the economic uncertainty forces some Britons to find any means possible to earn money.

Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee, Mikey and Flickr

Happy zone

 

 

Welcome to the ‘Happy Zone’ – here’s a GIF I made back in June this year. Gifville is the perfect place to find happiness. All we do is put in front of your eyes and screen GIFs that will make you laugh, smile, giggle and think, and it’s a role we are proud to play. So just load up this cool blog, have a chuckle, and remember, leave your sadness at the door.

Credits: Vijay Shah and Blingee

#30YearsofGIFs – 8

 

In the earliest days of the net, GIFs and JPGs for different aspects of this brave new world often made reference to pre-existing technologies and objects. For example, the above GIF shows two letterboxes for email, a virtual reinterpretation of the traditional door flap for letters and parcels. This analogy helped people be more comfortable with the new technology by relating it to things they were already familiar with IRL.

Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee

#30YearsofGIFs – 6

 

Your wish is my command!!… This animated GIF, which bears a strong resemblance to the Genie in hit 90s Disney movie Aladdin, was widespread on websites hosted by GeoCities. Sadly my research couldn’t find much of a back story on him.

Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee

#30YearsofGIFs – 5

 

 

Different versions of the ‘Under Construction’ GIF, such as the one featured above were popular on the early Net. For home-based website creators especially, these GIFs were a way of showing they were hard at work building their sites, just like at a construction site. Many of the GIFs were based off of US road signage. Sadly, after the demise of Web 1.0 in the first few years of the 21st century, the under construction GIFs that frequented the likes of Geocities went the way of the floppy disk, surviving now in only legacy sites and GIF collections.

Credits: Vijay Shah, Blingee