Graffiti artist INSA is famous for his large, awe-inspiring, mesmerising animated GIFs. Painting murals on walls and turning them into cartoons is not enough for him, however. He has just teamed up with over 20 volunteers and utilized two satellites orbiting 400 miles up to create the world’s largest animated GIF; it’s so big it’s visible from space. The artwork has an area of almost 58,000 square meters and took six days to complete.
The artist was approached by Ballantine’s “who asked if I had any crazy ideas for pushing my work to another level,” INSA told Mashable. “I said I want to paint something big enough to be seen from space and to animate it. A week later they said ‘we’d like to help you do that’.” Two Airbus satellites capable of photographing “a 100km square image at a resolution of one pixel per 50 cm squared” were used to help INSA’s work come alive. It’s a cool image, part of Ballantine’s Stay True; Leave an Impression campaign. So basically, yeah, it’s a giant whisky ad.