is an American art director and designer. He grew up in the woods of rural upstate New York, just outside of Binghamton. He went to Penn State for undergrad and he studied abroad in Australia. Photoshopped a vacation to Antarctica while in Australia. Somehow got a masters at the VCU Brandcenter. He’s now an art director at Droga5 in NYC. He enjoys bears, space and gifs. Also, table tennis, mountains, science fiction, surrealist art, popcorn, animation and Jeff Goldblum.
For this project here he uses historical black and white photographs forgotten to time as the basis for his quirky—and slightly disturbing—animated GIFs. His path to online GIF superstardom began when he was in high school. He tells us that “my parents’ boss bought me a copy of Photoshop and I decided I wanted to be some kind of designer.” Having mastered the software, he found himself five years later “making black and white GIFs as a way to occupy myself during the downtime of an internship I had during grad school.” He shared the images on his Tumblr, Flux Machine where they quickly went viral.
More about Kevin Weir and his works here.