Virginia Election: Youngkin Morphs Into Trump

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Virginia Election: Youngkin Morphs into Trump

Virginia GOP candidate Youngkin tries to distance himself from Trump. Activists create GIFs to highlight their similarities.

“Although Trump has endorsed Youngkin and called him a ‘great gentleman,’ the Republican candidate has subtly tried to disassociate himself from the former president.” – Business Insider

Activists create GIFs of Youngkin morphing into Trump and the Jan. 6 insurrection QAnon Shaman with the free 3DThis app.

Free app morphs one face into another like Glenn Youngkin into Donald Trump

This GIF can be viewed or freely shared here.
It can be embedded in a website with this code < iframe src=”” width=”480″ height=”475″ frameBorder=”0″ class=”giphy-embed” allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href=””>via GIPHY</a></p>

Youngkin Morphs into Trump

3DThis is a free app that lets you morph a face into another face. Upload the starting image (Youngkin in this example) and the ending image (Trump). 3DThis marks the facial vectors automatically and then converts the starting picture into the ending picture frame-by-frame to produce a GIF. The speed of the GIF can be adjusted and overlaid with the text.

How activists transformed Youngkin into Trump using the free 3Dthis app.
Morphing app converts image in a sequence of frames.

Virginia Governor’s Race

“Republicans in Virginia are saying what their nominee for governor will not: The governor’s race is a proxy for Mr. Trump’s grievances. … But Mr. Youngkin came under fire after the Wednesday rally. At issue was a moment early in the event when a speaker had led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance using a flag that activists claimed was brought to the Capitol during the riot on Jan. 6. Mr. McAuliffe attacked Mr. Youngkin over the use of that flag in the pledge, and Mr. Youngkin distanced himself from the event.” – NY Times

Jan. 6 QAnon Shaman

“The man who became known as the ‘QAnon Shaman‘ pleaded guilty to a federal charge on Friday in connection with his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Jacob Anthony Chansley, 34, admitted to a single charge of felony obstruction of an official proceeding. … Chansley was one of the most high-profile people who stormed the Capitol. Images of him wearing face paint and a furry horned and feathered hat while baring his tattooed chest were widely circulated.” – NBC News

GIF shows Youngkin morphing into the Jan 6th Shaman

This GIF can be viewed here or freely downloaded here.

Why GIFs work so well

– More interesting. GIFs animate content and make your content stand out in emails, ads, and social media.
– Mobile-friendly. GIFs are small enough to provide the engagement of videos without the bandwidth need for a video.
– Enhance Learning. GIFs communicate ideas visually as brains process images much faster than words.
Source: Influencer MarketingDigital Politics Podcast on the POWER OF MEMES – Karen Jagoda

Into Action

INTO ACTION is a movement of designers, illustrators, animators and artists building cultural momentum around civic engagement and the issues affecting our country and world. Into Action is a project of TaskForce, an independent agency working at the intersection of arts, culture, and social change. Find their GIFs on GIPHYTwitter and Instagram.

INTO ACTION is a movement of designers, illustrators, animators and artists building cultural momentum around civic engagement and the issues affecting our country and world.

TakeAway: Use GIFs to make your point without saying a word.


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