Turn Your GIFs Into Hand-Cranked Works of Art

11.18.13 Kyle Petreycik

Don’t let looks fool you. The Giphoscope isn’t an ancient relic — it’s the work of Marco Calabrese and Alessandro Scali, a beautiful analog GIF player that’s carefully handcrafted out of wood and aluminum, allowing you to show off the best and brightest of your animated creations.

The custom-made GIF-player was inspired by the Mutoscope, an early motion picture device, which was invented by Herman Casler during the early 1890s. The new modern adaptation of the device allows for about 24 frames of animation in it’s 13 x 10 cm frame.

However, the luxury of playing animated GIFS “in real life” does come at a cost, with prices starting at about $400.

(Images: Giphoscope/The Verge)