Art & Design

RIP Blingee: The End of an Era

Art & Design

RIP Blingee: The End of an Era

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Today is very sad, sad day for the Internet. The web’s best/worst image editing site, Blingee, has announced its official close after a very strong, very glittery nine-year-run. The site made the joy-shattering announcement this week, along with a note encouraging Blingers to save their work before the site finally shuts down August 25.

“Dear Blingee Fans,
After more than 130 million Blingees made, the time has come for Blingee to ride off into the sunset. It’s been an amazing 9 years, from the simple idea of making it easier to create animated images, to the explosion of creativity we have seen, and the wonderful and lively community that grew around it. Thank you for your passionate support over the years.”

Though the graphics were painfully archaic, we’ll always keep a special place in our hearts for Blingee as the OG pioneer of the sparkly GIF. To mourn the loss of our great and glittery friend, we’ve been endlessly scrolling this memorial-themed Blingee tumblr, RIP BLINGEE, and decided to share some of our favorite Blingees of all time. Enjoy…

 

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