Wired featured Kevin Weir, an artist who animated various vintage photos from Library of Congress:
“I just stare at the picture for a while and things start coming to me that I want to bring to life,” he told Wired in a phone interview.
By adding a dash of dark secrets ripped from his imagination, Weir has turned animated .gifs — those blinking relics of early web imagery — into freakish, alt-history fantasies that call to mind Monty Python animations and H.P. Lovecraft’s creatures.
The featured gallery contained morphing humans, creepy background creatures, and (my favorite) suddenly-alive buildings.
More of these could be found in the Flux Machine.