Muppetmation

Muppetmation
Skip Hursh’s animated GIF that I refer to as ‘Muppetmation’

Regardless of whether you pronounce GIF with a hard or a soft “G”, you can’t deny that the simple animations have been raised to something of an art form recently.

The animation above was made by the talented Skip Hursh (Skip also has a Tumblr that’s pretty awesome.) & was pointed out to me by Beau Teague.

There’s something almost steam-powered or Rube Goldberg-esque about the GIFs he makes. They’re mesmerizing in their perpetual, looping motions and their bright colors.

There are plenty of other examples of GIFs for the masses (and for the detractors), but I think Skip’s work should really be seen by a wider audience, even if it isn’t a meme or a screencap or a reaction gif.

Happy Thursday!

  • http://justinowings.com jnowings

    I’ve started keeping up with Made by ABVH — http://madebyabvh.tumblr.com/

    Not quite as artsy as Skip’s original works, but fun, mesmerizing, interesting … you might like it.

  • http://www.mostlymuppet.com/ Seth Miller

    Thanks, Justin. Those look cool. Following on Tumblr now.