Art by: Paolo Ceric
Yup. It’s pretty cool isn’t it. And it’s not Flash, it’s GIF (Graphic Interchange Format).
GIFs are used in a couple of ways. Some static web images are saved as GIF because the format renders flat areas in an optimal way (compared to PNGs and JPGs, the other web formats). In other words, the same flat-color illustration will be a smaller file size (and therefore more optimized) if saved in GIF format. GIF also renders simple transparencies, which JPGs cannot do (however complex transparencies like drop shadows require PNG format).
Animated GIFs have become synonymous with horrid animation on bad websites (examples abound. Here’s one http://www.galaxion.com/) but this Serbian 22-year-old student has taken GIFs from the gutters of animation to new heights.
This is another example of work where the boundary between Art and Technology is seamless.
For more on Paolo Ceric and his animated GIF Art, go to the original article on the Huffington post.
My thanks to Curtis for sharing this with me, and my thanks to you for reading.