Nicola Gastaldi
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Browsing on internet I found a few people that are keeping themselves busy with personal projects on a daily basis. Every day they're able to post something online.

Looking at them I always thought I couldn't make it: too busy with my daily job in the studio, too busy at home with my family. But I tried.

And I managed to do it. I just had to work against the clock. GastaLoops is a 100 day design project with some "auto inflicted rules", strong limitations that are able to fuel the creativity. The gifs had to be:

50 frames long with 3 flat colours (ivory, coral, black) looping

Some of the GastaLoops I have done are better than others. Some are technically really simple. Some are boring. But I am really happy that I manage to keep up for 100 days, with no missing days. I posted these gifs on my dribbble account and, from the Dribbble team I have been featured and interviewed on their TimeOut page. Few days later, I have been interviewed on GIF Magazine. And thanks to these gifs, I am now a featured artist on Giphy! One of my GastaLoops became an advert for Smoke & Mirrors on Pitch Magazine too! The GastaLoops got some more attention and I have been commissioned a work for FinishLine. The client gave me complete freedom to explore and create a looping gif with my style, but their colours. I am now actively trying to do an exhibition with my loops. I think it could be visually interesting to see all of them looping together in a gallery.

For the moment, I put all the loops together in this video, enjoy!

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Date Added: October 03, 2016

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Mike Kuhn -

Awesome work, really nice and great track selection.

Paul Mckeown -

It's beautiful! Very inspiring, congrats. :)

Adam Sabla -

Nicola, this is siiiiick! I keep tell myself the same thing... I gotta kick myself, thanks for a great inspiration...

Mike Smith -