The works of Matt DiVito, a motion graphics designer from Boston, have exploded on tumblr over the past couple of months. His .gifs have a mesmerizing quality that calm and inspire. When asked about these works, he responded,
“Making .gifs evolved from a practice I got into of making short animations as a way to experiment with new styles and techniques. Compared to video, gifs seem to be better suited to showcasing very short animations with the added benefit of endless looping.I tend to think of my gifs as a viewport into a strange alternate universe where everything is just a bit more geometric and retro. They’re meant to inspire a sense of mystery, intrigue and nostalgia.”
Currently, DiVito spends his time working on motion graphics for various clients. “Beyond that, I’m really interested in game design and have been brainstorming and looking for collaborators for a new game project.” From what we’ve seen of his graphics online, that’d be the most visually appealing video game ever.
Though it’s no surprise that his .gifs have taken over the net, DiVito describes the process as unreal. As he states, the response has been “certainly well beyond what I hoped for when I started making .gifs. It’s honestly a very validating feeling to have so many people connecting with your own personal style. “
When asked about where he hopes to be in the future, DeVito is excited to work in other areas. “I’d love to be in a position where I could spend all (or at least the vast majority) of my time working on personal projects. I already mentioned my interest in game design, but in my lifetime I’d also love to make movies, apps, music, and whatever else the future may bring. In the meantime, I suppose I’ll keep making .gifs - see where it takes me.”
For more information, and to see more of DeVito’s work, click here.
- Lee Jones