banksy comes to life through animated GIFs banksy comes to life through animated GIFs
sep 10, 2012

banksy comes to life through animated GIFs

‘no stopping rat sign’ is re-imagined in GIF form by ABVH

serbian artist ABVH has conceived a series of animated GIFs reinterpreting famous artworks by banksy. the creations transform six well-known pieces – ‘kissing coppers’, ‘no stopping rat sign’, ‘man walking keith haring dog’, ‘pink floyd: the wall’, ‘parking’ and the ‘banksy rat mural’ painted on canal st. and west broadway – by the prominent street artist come to life through the machinations of GIF art. the work animates the original stencils through anticipated movements, such as the rat frantically running the stop sign or the keith haring dog barking fiercely, each one enlivening banksy’s esteemed legacies.

‘kissing coppers’

‘rat mural’

‘man walking keith haring dog’

‘pink floyd: the wall’

‘parking’

via twisted sifter

  • Of no worth whatsoever. Taking someone else’s over-hyped, politically shallow images (which frankly now only really exist as tourist attractions) and turning them into gifs.
    Way to go…

    Jonesisdying says:
  • Fantastic!!

    sw says:
  • Oh perfect, more GIFS for my eyes to fathom

    joe the plumber says:
  • Everybody Needs a Thneed.

    starfucking ≥ actual art

    N2O says:
  • &#8805

    =

    Greater Than or Equal To Sign

    ha

    N2O says:
  • …mooving

    toutou says:
  • Gimmicky – Not worthy of a site like this. Artists and designers seeking to get attention with crowd pleasers like this shouldn’t be on Design Boom.

    Excene Cervesa says:
  • I had a nasty feeling this site would attract the snobs of this world. A shame.

    joutneyman says:
  • Just goes to show that stills can be more interesting than animation, The animation is implied, which is sufficient.. Motion is just being literal.

    Tom PO says:
  • No stopping rat;
    wish rats could read,since there is two rats for every person living in a city.Wish they could walk till a special Iland and get rid of them totally!
    The two kissing coppers is very funny,with the signs at any time.
    the mural rat is really a rat (bad rat)
    My favorite is the Parking Park, and swinging ‘Alice’ in a contemporary wonderland!

    TATTOO-LY says:
  • serious?

    I quit.

    N2O says:
  • I don´t see it as stealing his art. I think it´s more an homage to banksys´ work. I don´t think that the Gif´s steal away any of the attention to the original. It´s more like sampling and bringing it to another medium. He seems to do this animating other artist for quite a while. I liked it. 🙂

    misternevis says:

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