The Morning GIF: Magic carpet ride
Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.
Carpet bombing: not generally a term associated with GIF art. But then, Psykzz is not your typical GIF artist. A geometric mixmaster, Psykzz’s GIFworks typically ride the thin line between the attractive and the mathematically oppressive.
In today’s GIF he has taken an archetypally ’70s floral medallion carpet pattern and animated it, making explicit what was previously only visible to acid-tripping hippies. A green and black masterpiece, it flows front to back in relentless Day-Glo fabulousness, like a casino foyer eternally laying itself out for a fresh crop of tourists.
You might think this aesthetic would be somewhat recherché, not something to appeal to the majority of viewers. Strangely (and we lived through the ’70s; this is strange to us too. We would never have bought that pattern) it’s one of Psykzz’s more popular GIFs, having collected 1,579 notes since its posting two days ago. You could say it’s gone over like a Led Zeppelin.
GIF via Psykzz/Tumblr