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Kevin Weir creates ghostly animated GIFs with historical black and white photographs.

Kevin Weir, an art director and designer based-in New York, has enliven the otherwise old and forgotten historical black and white photographs taken from the Library of Congress Flickr account. The artist transformed the photos into a series of weird and ghostly yet impressive animated GIFs.  Yep, his work was a bit scary… but fun and interesting!

I wonder… if he has already gotten access to the Egyptian mummies.   I hope not!   🙂





Weir tells Colossal that “my parents’ boss bought me a copy of Photoshop and I decided I wanted to be some kind of designer.” Then five years later, he found himself “making black and white GIFs as a way to occupy myself during the downtime of an internship I had during grad school.”

He is currently an art director at Droga5 in NYC.  To see more of his work, please visit his:  Website  |  Tumblr


All images courtesy of Kevin Weir, and are published with permission.












Nelson Kamdon

I Am Simply Flowing with the River of Life.
I Take What Comes and Let Go What Goes.

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