Old School Analog Flip Book Brings Animated GIFs to Life


Animated GIFs are the bane of many an internet denizen. They are overused and often pretty annoying.  Italian designers Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali have come up with the perfect solution to make GIFs look almost sophisticated.


The Giphoscope is a hand-made device that lets you play analog GIFs of up to 24 frames. Turn the crank and the pictures flip around and around, just like a more complex flip book.


The designers of the Giphoscope custom make each piece with images provided by the customer. They’re kind of like old home movies, except that each Giphoscope will run you 300 Euros, or around $400 US.

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