David Ope

Posted by Scott

Photosensitivity, Epilepsy, Seizure Warning: Some of the imagery in this post may trigger seizures or blackouts in affected individuals.

David Ope is a “Animated GIF Artist”, something I’ll admit I didn’t even know existed. He creates various mesmerizing, if not a little eye-straining, animated GIFs. Many are his own designs — mostly black and white striped compositions — but others are found media pieces featuring everything from himself as a baby to solar flares. I’ve included stills of some of his work above, click each to view the animated version — didn’t want to get all Geocities on you.

Be sure to check out his blog, where you’ll find all sorts of interesting work beyond his own portfolio, like this superb example below (possibly the best animated GIF ever made). Amazing to see people pushing a near-dead medium in such interesting directions.

David Ope via Changethethought via Sam Valenti

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NAVIS says:

November 4, 2010 at 3:06 am

I hate you. That was the most amazingly worst thing to watch right before going to bed. I’ll report back in the morning if I experience some freaky dreams.

That was amazing.


rafdevis says:

November 5, 2010 at 6:28 am

@Scott My parents got 2 of them. And they are amazing indeed (sadly both broken). But still … a set of painfully amazing eye-twisting mind-boggling works like this and you post the simple clock! :)


Robert says:

November 6, 2010 at 2:14 am

I accidentally looked at this posting at 10:10am. and was thinking about some JavaScript before I realized it’s just a gif:-)