Julian Gander Captures Joy in GIF Form

A visit to animator and illustrator Julian Gander’s personal website provides a feast of goofy GIFs, but it’s his latest set of silly animations that really caught our eye. Commissioned by Canadian cellphone provider Koodo Mobile for its “Choose Happy” campaign, Gander created a small collection of playful scenes—including a drumming apple, a skateboarding banana and an extra-long wiener dog bouncing down a set of stairs—to capture lightheartedness and joy in its purest form. He even took the time to illustrate a behind-the-scenes image of an animation he made.