Flip Machine Displays Analog GIFs

Flip Machine Displays Analog GIFs

Designers revisit classic GIF players that were popular before the rise of modern technology.

Serena Chu
  • 13 november 2013

If you thought GIFs were a new world creation, think again. Back in the day, the Mutoscope was created to be a form of entertainment that turned still-images into animations with a spin of hand-crank winch. Italian design studio Officina K reinvented Casler’s Mutoscope to introduce a more modern take on the flip-book GIF player. The designers wanted to give artists and other admirers a way to create tangible versions of the animation.

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