Being a New Yorker is kind of like Fight Club. You don’t even have to talk about the sometimes-brutal nature of the best city in the world to a fellow subway straphanger, or sailor-mouth lady tossing back shots at the bar. Because we wear a certain look like a certified badge: “Oh, this shit again.” And, FYI, there’s no tapping out unless you plan on heading upstate for an extended vacay.
As a fairly recent newcomer to NYC, artist Nathan Pyle observed the New Yorkers code and created a funny, informative series of GIFs, “NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette,” that describe the bizarre, albeit charming, bubble that is NYC living. We must confess, we too have gone "upstream" to get a cab.
Istanbul based street artist and filmmaker Erdal Inci has been making cloned motion in video pieces for years—honestly, not sure how he does these. Recently he converted some of his films to animated GIFs, which has naturally made them a hit online. I love the GIFs with lights, soccer balls and skateboards the best.