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50 Years of David Bowie's Hairstyles Highlighted in One Stunning Animated GIF

David Bowie celebrated his 68th birthday on January 8, and to mark this glorious occasion, illustrator Helen Green created an animated portrait that pays homage to the pop icon's sense of style. The rapidly moving image chronicles Bowie's looks from 1964 to 2014. If you couldn't imagine that one man would reinvent himself so many times, think again. He's donned mullets, eye patches, tiny scarves, and a lot of glam makeup throughout the years.

Green created this mesmerizing GIF out of appreciation of Bowie's evolution through his appearance. Her animation moves quickly, and we've included some of the still images below so that you can fully appreciate the range of his attire. Green has also compiled all 29 frames and arranged them in a single composition. They're available to buy as prints through Society 6.

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via [The Huffington PostColossal]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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