We love sharing GIFs online – emails, Tumblr, Facebook; wherever, GIFs are always the appropriate response. Luckily for us, some folks over in Turin, Italy have taken GIF-sharing to a whole new level, creating the Giphoscope: a beautiful and functional piece of GIF art for your home.
This analog GIF player is entirely handmade, inspired by the Mutoscope, an early motion picture device which operates like a fancy flip book. The Giphoscope team breaks your favorite GIF down into individual images, fixes the images onto aluminum cards, and assembles them onto a circular core, allowing you to crank your GIF into motion.
Since each Giphoscope is hand-made in Italy, they’ll run you over $400 each. But if you’re a GIF-lover, what price is too high to see your favorite in motion?
Here’s what I’ll be sending in. A true classic.
What GIF would you have Giphoscoped?
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