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The Art of the Animated GIF
Gawker.com
April 23, 2011

Co.Design \”” Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg’s animated photos turn the medium of choice for 4chan trolls into something approaching high art.

You know how people sometimes say that jazz is the only truly American art form? Animated GIFs are like the jazz of the internet: they could only exist, and be created and appreciated, online.

That said, PopTart Cat is not exactly on par with Thelonious Monk. But photographer Jamie Beck and motion graphics artist Kevin Burg may have finally found a way to elevate the animated GIF to a level approaching fine art, with their “cinemagraphs” \”” elegant, subtly animated creations that are “something more than a photo but less than a video.”

Read the whole article here.

See more cinemagraphs at From Me To You