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Snippets and Vignettes: RRRRRRRROLLing with GIFs

Artists are just finding new ways to use photography in creating content that’s just fresh and quirky. Art collective RRRRRRRROLL spins our heads with these revolving gifs.


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This week’s entry for the Snippets and Vignettes series is something that you’d expect to see on the vast confines of the Internet. We’ve had gifs for the past 26 years but it has never been such a big hit until now. Being named as the Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year for 2012, the looping animations are used to convey feelings, reactions or just illustrate quirky animation on social media, blogs or websites.


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That’s why these cool gifs made by anonymous art collective RRRRRRRROLL are giving us quite a dizzy head with all the spinning. Five photographers put up these gifs of objects and even people (!) that just spin around a single axis. Results vary from cute-looking-girls-riding-miniature-cars to dizzying-spin-ride-on-a-log-in-the-middle-of-the-forest kind of interesting. This cool art collective uses minimalist themes in their gifs. Who would’ve known that spinning objects can create such a huge following?


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You can see more perpetually spinning objects and people on their Tumblr.

All information used in this article were sourced from RRRRRRRROLL.

written by cheeo

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This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: Nederlands.