Decades from now, when the rapid pace of technological change has rendered all of our circa 2011 digital files unreadable and our grandchildren chuckle at the mention of floppy disks, we’ll still have flipbooks. The original motion pictures meet the YouTube age thanks to FlipClips, a Los Angeles-based company that creates custom flipbooks from digital videos. Simply upload six to 30 seconds of video footage (up to 25 MB worth) and choose from an array of size and design options. In a week or so, you’ll be mesmerized by the sturdy pages of your own flipbook. At $11.99 each, they’re memorable alternatives to conventional greeting cards, invitations, or even business cards, and recipients will flip for their analog charm.
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Previously on the UnBeige Gift Guide:
♦ A is for Adjaye’s African Metropolitan Architecture
♦ B is for Brinca Dada Bennett House
♦ C is for Can Can Pendant Light
♦ D is for Dress by D-Crit
♦ E is for Eberle’s Empire of Space