The Future of GIFs Is Killing What Makes Them So Great

Those wonderful looping animations we call GIFs are an unlikely story of survival in an age when digital formats come and go like the wind. The lure of the decades-old GIF format has caused people to ignore its flaws, but those looking to bring the format into modern times might just be inadvertently drowning its… » 2/01/15 10:06am 2/01/15 10:06am

Real Thread Visits Gawker Media: Serious Swag Ensues

Here at Gawker Media, we love us some swag. But, really, who doesn't? And like our iced coffee and free-lunch-Wednesdays, we take our gear very seriously. That's why we turned to Florida-based apparel screen printing pioneers, Real Thread, when we needed some new Gawker team hoodies earlier this year. Thanks to… » 10/07/14 11:02am 10/07/14 11:02am

How Innovations in Water-Based Printing Make Clothes Softer


Gone are the days of scratchy company hoodies and boring event T-shirts that go straight into the giveaway pile. Real Thread is helping companies up their merch game, developing techniques around water-based and discharge printing to give customized apparel that elusive favorite old shirt-coziness. But how do they do… » 6/23/14 4:29pm 6/23/14 4:29pm

Who Designed the Weather Icons?

To modern eyes, they're as intuitive as the alphabet: The bubbly cloud, the circle and its simplistic rays of sunshine. But our weather icons are actually pretty new inventions. Up until the 1970s, meteorologists used an enigmatic system of symbols to forecast the weather—until a design student came along and changed… » 5/29/14 1:01pm 5/29/14 1:01pm

Throwback Thursday: Yes, You Can Sleep in a Pedicab

Music photographer and friend of Gawker Ryan Muir was one of thousands of honorary Austinites last month at SXSW. He shot some photos on behalf of Studio@Gawker that we never got to show off because hell, we're busy people. So in the Throwback Thursday spirit, here's the festival through Ryan's eyes (or lens,… » 4/10/14 7:04pm 4/10/14 7:04pm

Here’s What a Team of Artists Made Out of a Ton of Pringles Cans

It's not every day that one finds oneself in the presence of both an apocalyptic piano and a working pipe organ made entirely out of Pringles® potato crisps cans. But that's exactly what you'll find in the Brooklyn studio where mixed-media artist collective, Fall On Your Sword (FOYS), took on the challenge of using… » 3/19/14 12:13pm 3/19/14 12:13pm

How a Multimedia Artist Collective Went From Viral Videos to Art Week

Art Week may be winding down in Manhattan, but all those sculptures, paintings, and installations probably left you with one lingering question: who gets to create these inspiring and perplexing pieces? We were lucky enough to visit the studio of multimedia artist collective, Fall On Your Sword (FOYS) — who exhibited… » 3/11/14 12:45pm 3/11/14 12:45pm

IBM Announces Master the Mainframe World Championship competition

This is not your father's mainframe. As the mighty mainframe celebrates 50 years in existence, it's more powerful and reliable than ever. It's estimated that there are more mainframe transactions on CICS every second than there are Google searches every second. Bottom line: the mainframe is not only still… » 3/04/14 9:39pm 3/04/14 9:39pm

Jalopnik Readers Play Forza 5 & Drink Manhattans in San Francisco

This past Saturday, Microsoft was kind enough to host Jalopnik and Kotaku readers at the brand new Xbox One Loft in San Francisco for a sneak peek at the soon-to-be released Xbox One & Forza Motorsport 5. Beverages were consumed in earnest, prizes were ceremoniously distributed, time trial records were set and 100+… » 11/20/13 7:13pm 11/20/13 7:13pm