August 10, 2016

The Rise and Fall and Rise of the GIF

GIFs are the Esperanto of our Internet culture, a semi-nonsensical, visual language that acts as a stand-in for everything from random thoughts and reactions to intricate art and instructions. GIFs live on our websites, blogs, emails, Slacks and messages and are as celebrated today as it was a decade ago. Like a Hallmark sentiment, when people care enough to send a message, they care enough to send the very best or most appropriate GIF.

The gif that keeps on giving.

Topics: Culture, Design, Digital Life, Technology