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Gallop is the first of Rufus Butler Seder's "scanimation" books. Each page features a fluid black and white animation of an animal in motion. The movement is fluid and beautiful and as captivating as the old Muybridge motion study films.
Not to be confused with the scanimate analog video animation system of the 1960s-1980s, Seder's images work more like the kinetoscopes and zoetropes of the turn of the last century. Raquel Jaramilla discovered Seder's artwork at a trade show where he was displaying greeting cards using the technique.
Harriet and her grandmother are huge fans of Seder's books. Harriet owns Gallop and Waddle and I'm sure she'd love to own the others.
Comments (2) <
Comment #1: Wednesday, January, 19, 2011 at 15:28:38
Kristin @ MyBookishWays
My 1 year old daughter LOVES this little book, and so do I! Love your blog-stop by and say hi if you get a chance!
Comment #2: Monday, January 24, 2011 at 16:31:52
I could have sworn I was already following your blog. Apparently not. Now I am. Thanks for stopping by.