There are animated GIF’s and then there are animated GIF’s. Since the birth of, and the rebirth of the animated GIF most fall into one of two categories; poor quality looping images that jump as they start over, or really well done masquerading under the name Cinemagraph. Then there are those like the ones below done by the very talented Justin Mezzell. There is a fresh unique approach to these. Simple in style and execution, with just enough detail. They really don’t look like the animated GIF files you are used to seeing. The clean crisp design combined with a fresh color pallet, and seamless loops are absolutely mesmerizing, which is not surprising when you look at his other work.
When the good people at Mama’s Sauce in Orlando Florida found out that the Hamilton Type Museum were being forced to relocate, they did something extraordinary. They culled the talents of some extremely skilled designers to help raise money for the Hamilton move. The video below tells the story of who what and why. The video is worth watching in its own right. The cause makes it even better.
Justin Mezzell (justinmezzell.com/)
Aaron Draplin (draplin.com/)
Dana Tanamachi (tanamachistudio.com/)
Jon Contino (joncontino.com/)
Jessica Hische (jessicahische.is/)
Ross Moody 55HI’s (55his.com/)
Music by: Keegan Dewitt keegandewitt.com/