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Turn GIFs Into Old-Timey Flip Films With The Giphoscope

It was so hard not to turn this post into a full-on GIF party.


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.

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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?

(via The Verge, images via Giphoscope)

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Sam Maggs
Sam Maggs is a writer and televisioner, currently hailing from the Kingdom of the North (Toronto). Her first book, THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY will be out soon from Quirk Books. Sam’s parents saw Star Wars: A New Hope 24 times when it first came out, so none of this is really her fault.

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