The Animated New York City

There was a time in the ’90s when animated gifs were all the rave, do you remember that? Well, this emotive format has made it’s way back into the mainstream and propelled online creativity to the next level, where people are using it as a more “fine art” outlet. New York City based photographer/blogger Jamie Beck has incorporated animated gifs into her body of work recently, and we LOVE her documentation of New York Fashion Week 2011, which make you feel as if you are almost there. You get a behind-the-scenes peek at the glamour of the much-anticipated fashion show – a slight blow of the hair and a blink of the eyes – mixed in witha few classic gifs of city life.


A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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