Animated GIFs are often created with a sequence of photographs, and UK-based artist INSA mixed the concept with graffiti and time-lapsing.

By painting and re-painting the walls of buildings – each time making some changes – and photographing each change, he is able to create a looping sequence of images. These unique animated GIFs require a tremendous amount of effort to produce such small ‘GIF-iti’. The artist says that the biggest challenge is to ensure that the last piece can link back to the first for a smooth and continuous GIF.

INSA’s most recent GIF-iti project was a collaboration with artist Stanley Donwood, commissioned for the album release of new supergroup, Atoms for Peace, whose members include Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The resulting animation,

was actually the result of this much work:

Imagine how much it took him to do all these…

INSA’s résumé is eclectic and interesting. He’s been commissioned by companies like Nike, Sony, Kangol and Kid Robot. His work has taken him around the globe where he’s left his mark on buildings in Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Luxembourg, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Warsaw, Berlin, Brussels and Montreal.

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Adobe has interviewed the artist : Part 1 / Part 2