Psychedelic GIFs with Oliver Ryan
Graphic designer currently stationed at Leuver Design, a studio in Potts Point. Lover of all things wonderfully weird. Avid 70s and 80s sleeve art enthusiast.
Dives: Hey Oliver! I've seen you at enough Pond and King Gizz concerts to know you're a bit of a psych-lord... What is it about psychedelic music that inspires you visually?
Oliver: The sensory onslaught, the mind-bending qualities of improvised sounds.
Dives: I really dig your textural/shape-based poster work. Does psychedelia inspire a lot of this work?
Oliver: Definitely. Where I can, I try to make something that you wouldn't see in nature, convey a different way of looking at things.
Dives: I was super surprised to learn that you're only new to making gifs. What is it about the medium that has led you to experiment with them lately?
Oliver: Animation is where I'd like to go creatively, static imagery is cool, but why not make it move if you can?
Dives: Are you excited for Yeah Nah Yeah #4? Any hints at what we can expect to see flashing about in gif world there?
Oliver: Keen as a jellybean. A lot of colour and rapid movement.
Come check out Oliver's work at YEAH NAH YEAH #4 on the 17th December!