David Bowie GIF Illustrates a Career of Different Looks
There may not be a rock star on the planet who’s been through more periods of change (ch-ch-changes) than David Bowie. Now, you can watch him transform into all of his various guises in one handy animated GIF.
Drawn by illustrator Helen Green in order to celebrate Bowie’s 68th birthday on Jan. 8, the image — which you can see above — distills his many decades of different looks into one mesmerizing loop. What’s your favorite Bowie? He’s in here, but don’t blink, or you’ll miss him.
If you want a closer look at the work Green did to create this GIF, she’s posted a separate image detailing each of the Bowies individually; you can check that out here. And for that matter, if you like what you see here, browse Green’s archives and/or follow her on Tumblr.
These days, Bowie’s prone to adopting his craftiest disguise of all — the retiring (and often seemingly retired) domestic type who shies away from touring and resurfaces erratically to surprise fans with new albums. And of course, it’s on those albums that Bowie has pulled off his most remarkable transformations — all of which you can relive with our complete list of his LPs, ranked worst to best.
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