Weiner Dog Slip Mat + Animated Post Card Set of 2


Make the dogs dance! This is a phenakistoscope, an early animation device, that creates the illusion of a moving picture when a camera's shutter blurs the rotation. The ring designs of the slip mat and the postcards appear to animate at 33, 45, and 78 RPM. Use the turntable's pitch control to 'play' the postcard and make the weiner dogs dance!

Place the slip mat on the turntable under a bright light. The brighter the light, the clearer the image will appear. To view the illusion, watch the spinning disc through your camera phone. Different rings appear at all three speeds - so try them all. 

Watch dancing dogs here 

Product Details
  • 11" diameter slip matt with weiner dog design

  • 2 Weiner dog design postcards, 5" x 7"

  • Instructions included


About the Artist
Rochester Institute of Technology
Real Time Captionist

Drew is a graphic designer & yo-yo champion from Maryland. He has created animated records for artists such as Midland, Daedelus, & L’Orange, with work being featured in Make: Magazine, Rolling Stone, & the VICE Creators Project.

These “animated record” postcards are phenakistoscopes, pre-cinema animation toys that appear as a moving image - point your camera-phone at the spinning card under a bright light to watch the shutter blur the frames into a cohesive dancing picture!

See more work by Drew on his Instagram account: @drewtetz