Off Book

Animated GIFs

Special | 6m 55s  | Video has closed captioning.

GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web. Throughout their history, they have served a huge variety of purposes, from functional to entertainment. In this episode of Off Book, we chart their history, explore the hotbed of GIF creativity on Tumblr, and talk to two teams of GIF artists who are evolving the form into powerful new visual experiences.

Aired: 03/07/12

Rating: NR


Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning