Lenticular

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Check out the March GIF of the Month Print!

This lenticular print is a recreation of the unique collages created for the perpetuallyblastula​ exhibition in NYC. It is a 5-inch limited edition print created with gifpop! ( omggifpop​ ) and will become available to the public in the Etsy shop tomorrow, May 6th!

Stay tuned for more info!

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PS For this Week Only you can use Coupon Code GIFSAVE10 and save 10% on any print and ring orders in the Etsy shop!

Sunset Lenticularity by David Cartier

The area between Kluane Lake and Haines Junction, Yukon, skirting the great cordillera of the Wrangell / St. Elias Mtn. range, is commonly productive of these stacked lenticular clouds … In late summer, as the sun begins to set around 11 PM, it’s beautiful to see these unique clouds, which are higher in altitude than their surrounding companions, catching the last peach colored rays of the sun.

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Lenticular Encryption

This is a small project I have put together for the Widget Art Gallery, combining lenticular display methods and the animated gif:

This is an experimental project that examines the aesthetics of lenticularization and extends the creative possibilities of the GIF format.
Lenticularization of an image allows the viewer to be presented with additional visual information within the same space, dependent on angle. Striped of lenticular sheets, we see that information altogether, almost theoretically identical to the Cubist idea of relativity presented as one. This project aims to appreciate the encrypted information as it is as well as decoded with additional media. Also, it aims to highlight and hopefully inspire the idea that there is more that can be done with the GIF medium - new tricks and methods can be applied to animation making, whether it is ‘flipping’ from one image to another, or added depth … Gif making can have additional visual narratives.

Below is a video demonstrating how the GIFs can be seen through a lenticular sheet (including an additional piece which will appear later on):

You can find out more about the Widget Art Gallery here

A mysterious old spiral by europeanspaceagency on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This striking cosmic whirl is the centre of galaxy NGC 524, as seen with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This galaxy is located in the constellation of Pisces, some 90 million light-years from Earth. NGC 524 is a lenticular galaxy. Lenticular galaxies are believed to be an intermediate state in galactic evolution — they are neither elliptical nor spiral. Spirals are middle-aged galaxies with vast, pinwheeling arms that contain millions of stars. Along with these stars are large clouds of gas and dust that, when dense enough, are the nurseries where new stars are born. When all the gas is either depleted or lost into space, the arms gradually fade away and the spiral shape begins to weaken. At the end of this process, what remains is a lenticular galaxy — a bright disc full of old, red stars surrounded by what little gas and dust the galaxy has managed to cling on to. This image shows the shape of NGC 524 in detail, formed by the remaining gas surrounding the galaxy’s central bulge. Observations of this galaxy have revealed that it maintains some spiral-like motion, explaining its intricate structure. A version of this image was entered into the Hubble’s Hidden Treasures image processing competition by contestant Judy Schmidt.