David Szakaly or “Davidope” is one of the most prolific GIF animators in the world. His creations are weird, perplexing, and just plain beautiful.

Animated gif’s, nowadays, are often used for the purposes of animating internet memes or quoting lines from TV shows and movies. They’re everywhere and used by even the most reputable publications in the world. Gif’s have come a long way indeed and it seems that they’re here to stay.

However, before animated gif’s were considered “cool,” they were used mainly on animated banner ads and only considered as a creative medium by a relatively select group of people. One of those people is David Szakaly or Davidope, to his fans.

Since 2008, Davidope has been creating amazing looping animated gifs that boggle the mind and defy explanation. His gif’s are beautifully and carefully crafted. And the resulting animations are forms that loop impossibly into infinity. They are perplexing and sometimes confusing but, nonetheless, amazing to look at.

Now that animated gifs are becoming more and more prevalent in internet culture, we can no doubt expect greater things from creators and designers such as Davidope.

We hope David’s work inspires you to learn about and create your own animated gifs and take the art to new and unexpected heights!

Check out some more of David Szakaly’s work on his Tumblr Page and follow him on Twitter for more updates.











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