The Morning GIF: “The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari”

GIF artist Dr. Rev. ΘZNΣΘ™ has a trademark style—literally. 


Lorraine Murphy


Published Apr 20, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 6:14 pm CDT

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.

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Dr. Rev. ΘZNΣΘ™ is not your average GIF artist.  

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First of all, he has a trademark! Secondly, his work is always interesting and usually strikingly composed in high-contrast, with an existential point to make.

One of the best examples of his work is this GIF, which contrasts the studied nonchalance of a John Steed silhouette and the psychotic interiorscape of the German Expressionist silent film, The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, to stunning effect.

Who will win: the self-possessed every man or his tumultuous surroundings? It’s a question that’s clearly resonated on Tumblr, as 1,832 people have made notes on this particular post.

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*First Published: Apr 20, 2012, 10:37 am CDT