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The 11 Most Mesmerizing GIFs of 2016

Our favorite loops of the year are so hypnotic you might fall in.

Nothing calms the nerves like a perfectly looping GIF, except maybe a shot of good whiskey. You shouldn't drink 11 shots of whiskey in five minutes, but you can definitely get lost in these 11 GIFs. Hell, take 10 minutes. We read the entire internet, and these babies are the most satisfying, hypnotic short animations produced over the last 360 days. When respite is needed, bury your head in your smartphone and relax with salsa dancing aliens, celestial snugglers, Op Art butts, and universal thoughts animated by our favorite GIF-makers. Remember, 2017 is just a few days away.





James R. Eads x The Glitch

Sam Cannon

A video posted by Sam Cannon (@samcannon) on

Nov 7, 2016 at 8:29am PST

Karan Singh

Adam Pizurny

Eran Mendel

Francisca Borzea


A video posted by Gustavo  (@kidmograph) on

Aug 16, 2016 at 9:28am PDT


For more loops and other artwork you can't look away from, check out The Creators Project's Instagram feed.


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