Friday Night Flicks: Gastaloops

Tonight’s flick is a mesmerising collection of 100 gifs created by Gasta in one of those self-inflicted internet challenges.

From the text on the Vimeo page:

Browsing on internet I found a few people that are keeping themselves busy with personal projects on a daily basis. Every day they’re able to post something online.
Looking at them I always thought I couldn’t make it: too busy with my daily job in the studio, too busy at home with my family.
But I tried.
And I managed to do it. I just had to work against the clock.

GastaLoops is a 100 day design project with some “auto inflicted rules”, strong limitations that are able to fuel the creativity. The gifs had to be:
50 frames long
with 3 flat colours (ivory, coral, black)
looping

Some of the GastaLoops I have done are better than others. Some are technically really simple. Some are boring.
But I am really happy that I manage to keep up for 100 days, with no missing days.

I am now actively trying to do an exhibition with my loops. I think it could be visually interesting to see all of them looping together in a gallery.

For the moment, I put all the loops together in this video, enjoy!

 

 

I recommend spending a few minutes this weekend checking out more of Gasta’s videos here. If you are pressed for time, just watch this lovely bit of animated typography called Future.

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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