Japan celebrates the GIFs that keep on giving

Art | Japan Pulse Aug 21, 2015

Japan celebrates the GIFs that keep on giving

by Tom Hanaway

GIFs — which stands for graphics interchange format, don’t you know — have made the Internet an even more enjoyable place than before, and we have the receipts to prove it. These digital designs were technological wonders back in the days of AOL and Netscape ...

Make 12th-century art using 21st-century tech

Art | Japan Pulse Jul 30, 2015

Make 12th-century art using 21st-century tech

by Tom Hanaway

The Choju-Giga, the famed animal caricature ink paintings displayed Kyoto’s Kozan-ji Temple have been captivating people for centuries. The four scrolls, which date to the 12th and 13th centuries and depict rabbits and monkeys getting into mischief, are often cited as the first manga ...