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A Brief History Of The GIF [Video]

A Brief History Of The GIF [Video]

The Graphics Interchange Format celebrates its 25th birthday with an exhibit at Miami Art Week.

Allie Walker
  • 10 december 2012

It’s fitting that this short little history of the GIF is well, brief and animated. The less-than-two-minute video, produced by LEGS and directed by Sean Pecknold, celebrates the 25th birthday of the GIF, and is part of a larger ‘GIF Festival’ that recognizes the impact of the digital image format. Moving The Still is ‘the first large-scale, open call festival for original GIF art,’ created to bring greater attention to the artistic quality of the GIF. The exhibit was curated by Paddle8 and powered by Tumblr, and the winning submissions are currently on display at Miami Art Week.

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