INSA Creates The World’s Largest Animated GIF Captured By Satellites

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UK-based street artist INSA is known for combining animated GIFs with graffiti in a brilliant fusion called “GIF-ITI.” The on-going project entails him painting a mural several times over in slightly different interactions. Then, INSA combines each version to form an “animated” painting. The result is a dizzying, spectacular GIF.

The artists’ most recent endeavor is part of “GIF-ITI,” but on a much, much larger scale. Where before he would paint the walls of buildings, INSA got much more ambitious. WIth the help of a team of painters and a satellite in space, he created the world’s largest animated GIF in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The entire laborious process is captured in a short video (featured here). It shows the four-days of painting and repainting, moving the lines ever so slightly to create the illusion of movement later. (Via Booooooom, Photoshop.com blog, and 123 Inspiration)

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Street Artist INSA’s Animated Graffiti Gifs

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Street artist INSA paints graffiti murals that he then turns into gifs – called “gif-itis” – by photographing multiple frames of a mural he paints several times, then combining the successive images to create animated gifs. Animating these street murals allows for a viewer to engage with the street artist’s work without leaving their home. The murals exist in the real world as a static image, but when combined with technology, they become a moving image only accessible in the virtual world.

In 2013, INSA traveled to Kubuneh Village in Gambia to paint murals on local structures for the Wide Open Walls Project. He completed his most recent piece (the revolving skulls and hearts at the beginning of this post) a few weeks ago after spending 2 days painting 8 layers of the mural.

You can watch a video of the making of one of his gif murals here. (via don’t panic)

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10 Street Art Images You Need To See

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Each week we’re bringing to you ten street art images culled from the internet that you definitely need to see.  This week we have pieces of two current event pieces: one of Trayvon Martin by Justin Nether, and another touching on Edward Snowden by PosterBoy.    There’s also pieces that will mess with your perspective from artists Meres and Atou.  You’ll also find an awesome GIF/Mural hybrid from INSA, an actual fiery torch holding mural by Pasha183, and a pizzeria cloning mural from Escif.  Finally check out a wonderfully creepy piece from Dan Witz and entire two story painted gold and covered with a mural by the Hygienic Dress League.

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INSA – Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

Protein presents a major new London installation and exhibition by INSA, in association with IAM1 and Nike Sportswear.

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