The Animated Bansky GIFs showed up on my Twitter feed last week sometime, I think. Cogdog tweeted them again today, so I innocently inquired if animated graffiti was an assignment yet. To which he barked, “Do it yourself, you worthless maggot!”

So I posted it as an assignment, then set about trying to complete it. Johnstown doesn’t have much graffiti. Maybe it’s because the buildings are so run down that it would embarrass the artwork. Or maybe Johnstown needs to work on its graffiti skills. Anyway, I spotted this smiling face on the side of the building where you can rent port-a-johns, so I thought I’d try to make it wink. I copied bits and pieces of white to cover up one of the x-eyes, then copied and rotated one of the x-crossbars for the wink. I wasn’t sure how I should make a halfway wink, but I think the animation works without it.

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7 Responses to GIF-fiti

  1. Haley says:

    SWEET! I was wondering if somebody was going to take Lt. Cogdog up on that challenge. Glad to see you did–the result is pretty awesome! I love the weird, world-warpy quality of this sort of gif, and I think it opens up a whole new creative avenue of create gifs of meatspace, not just shows, video games, movies, and the like.

  2. Kelsey says:

    Wow! I think it was really brave of you to take on cogdog’s challenge. And, the animation works really well! I don’t know if I would have been willing to troubleshoot or be so imaginative!

  3. This so cool , i love it !

  4. This is a great little assignment, and an even better effort at responding to the call from #ds106 drill sergeant @cogdog.

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  6. Alan Levine says:

    You sir have earned your #4life badge of honor for taking up my snarky challenge and bringing it (I hope you realize I do this for the greater good of da106 not to be an a-hole which likely is how I sound)

    They smiley gif makes me proud

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