Family Polaroid GIFspiration

Artist and illustrator Cari Vander Yacht is slicing up your grandparents. Or at least their photos. Going one step beyond artists like Martin Parr who simply collect old family photo albums from attics and flea markets, the Amsterdam-based Vander Yacht is making her vintage finds into delightfully irreverent GIFs. Several of her best mini-animations seem to be from China in the 1980s, adding an extra layer of humor for those of us on this side of the Great Firewall. See a selection below, and more at her Tumblr.

A video montage collecting her GIF series:

Real GIF Reel from Cari on Vimeo.

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IMG of the Day: Society of the Spectacle


a still from classic experimental French film, Society of the Spectacle!

La société du spectacle (Society of the Spectacle) by Guy Debord, 1973

So Fresh and So Clean: Beautiful Vintage Soap Packaging from China

Feast your eyes on this collection of vintage soap packaging from China – assembled by the retro aficionado U-Book on Douban. U-Book also has some amazing galleries of mid-century Chinese clothing catalogues and a particularly lovely vintage Seagull camera.

As some have remarked on Weibo, they look good enough to eat!
(“很小的时候,总会觉得香皂是蛋糕那样能吃的东西,,看这个设计和颜色,,太有爱了”)

View the full set here.
(Via one of our favorite artists Yan Cong)