CARTOON FIGHT CLOUD
new short film comin’ soon
Strange Sea Creatures #000000000000000001
pattern for a new CARLS JR cassette! comin soon, keep ur ears peeled for this one!
coffee infused pattern design, up for the votes at Threadless!
Ooh la la! Icons, animations and more that I did for Google & Adafruit’s Make The World project are alive on the internet. Check it out, you’ll be glad ya did!
Announcing the 5th Annual (LOLWHUT) HallowMEME Costume Party!
Doors open at 8:30pm; Costume contest winners announced at 10pm.
Free with RSVP to: http://hallowmeme2013.eventbrite.com
Art by Julian Glander
New Bike Off Craigslist
Designer Julian Glander's feel-good illustrations are whimsical takes on universal themes like puking and wiener dogs in t-shirts. We couldn't resist sharing his submission 'new bike off craigslist', an animated GIF of a dog peddling along on his new set of wheels.
Image courtesy of Julian Glander: new bike off craigslist (2013)
Artist Spotlight: Julian Glander
When did you first start making GIFs? What was the first GIF you made?
The year was 2004, and I was a bright-eyed high school freshman. I made some really tacky animated “punk” posters for a band I was in. I wish I could share them, but the computer I used is in a landfill somewhere outside Tampa, FL.
What kind of a process do you go through to create your art?
I start with a concept or a joke in my head and goof around with it on the computer until it feels right, then I post it online or send it to the client, generally all in one sitting. When I’m out of ideas, I read or walk around Bed-Stuy. I also take naps and drink a lot of MTN Dew*. Okay, so basically I get ideas and then I do them on my little computer just like everyone else on the planet. I guess this wasn’t a very insightful answer.
*This portion of the interview sponsored by MTN Dew
Why GIF art? What makes it more appealing than other mediums?
The opportunity for humor and surprise is a huge draw for me (no pun intended, but pretty good, huh?). You can add a little wiggle or doodle to just about any image and totally transform it. I don’t set out to make “funny” or “goofy” work but if I make something that doesn’t amuse me it usually goes in the trash. I like to imagine a stodgy old art businessman getting really upset over my illustrations because they’re so dumb.
Who are a few of your favorite GIF artists/artists in general?
Sticking with close personal friends to keep this list short:
What is your all-time favorite GIF?
I can’t believe you’d make me pick just one! I’d have to go with this sophisticated expression of the joyless ennui of life in post-consumer America:
Check out Julian Glander’s artist page on Giphy here.
Download a screensaver of Julian Glander’s art here.