An animated GIF is a form of computer image that moves as an animation. It usually consists of frames, like a movie with no sound. If you’re a heavy Internet user, I’m sure you’ve probably ran into multiple GIFs on meme websites and various forums. Although the web contains billions, if not trillions, of GIFs, the reality is that they’re all pretty ugly. I know that might make me sound like a design snob, but I actually don’t mind poorly made GIFs. The humor I receive from them is far more valuable than my concerns with aesthetics.
Moving away from stereotypical humor GIFs, I decided to search for well made animated GIFs by talented artists and designers. My curiosity led me to discovering hundreds of professionally designed GIFs that will make you say “WOW.” I decided to collect some of my favorites and share them with you today. While most of the examples below aren’t perfectly looped, their high quality and creativity definitely makes up for it. I believe these GIFs will inspire any creative to open Adobe Photoshop and spend a few hours creating their very own piece of art. Enjoy!
Hypercompact Animated 3D Logotype by Evgeny Skidanov
The Eyes by Fraser Davidson
Part of the bumper by Morgan Allan Knutson
Ninja chick on a bike by Dan Solomon
Sweet Crude Logo by Fraser Davidson Following
Race Animated Gif by Fraser Davidson
Hello! by Philipp
Space Raiders by Fraser Davidson
Superbowl XLVI by Ricky Linn
Coffee Gif by Steffen Lyhne Follow
Cameras Animated GIF by Fraser Davidson
Give life back to music by Gerrel Saunders
King by Joakim Olaussen
Double Ninth Festival by LXU Studio