GIF IT UP 2015 entry by John Johnston of Glasgow, Scotland. Source material courtesy Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon via Europeana. John writes:I searched for posters as I though I could enjoy making a gif from an old poster. This one jumped off the page for me with the idea of the foot swinging. Other bits of animation followed as I played with the image.This GIF is made available under a CC-BY 3.0 license.
Walrus Ivory Chessmen. The trade connections across the North Atlantic established by the Vikings lasted well into the medieval period. These 13th century ivory chess pieces were carved from Greenlandic walrus ivory by craftsmen in Norway, but were found on the Isle of Lewis, Hebrides, Scotland.