The GIF Artists World Map
A creative research project by Alessandro Scali | OKKULT Motion Pictures
I spent the last days working on THIS Public Google Map based on @giphy artists list. Of course the map is not representing the whole GIF movement and lots of artist names are missing, but it’s a first step.
Right now the list includes 78 artists from 19 different countries, and I wasn’t able to find infos about Absourdnoise, Challenger, Dee Dee, Hoppip, Maudit, Eno Swinnen, Ph7labs, Riffs n Gifs, Salih, Shakin Food Gifs, Tech Noir, Vince McKelvie, Wakest.
Some numbers: according to Giphy Artists List, more than 50% of the GIF artists come from US (41), and 18 from NY. 10 artists come from UK (6 from London). There’s an interesting group of artists come from East Europe, 8 in total (Croatia, Romania, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia). South America is represented by Argentina and Guatemala.
Italy has just one, and it’s our OKKULT Motion Pictures. Surprisingly, no artists from Africa, China, Japan, France etc.
Want to help me to add infos/improve this map? Have you found mistakes? Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Thanks in advance.
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