Hillel Smith

GIF the Omer

The Counting of the Omer or Sefirat HaOmer in Hebrew is the traditional counting of the 49 days between Passover and Shavuot. In 2015 I counted the Omer by designing a typographic animated GIF with the number for that day. Some are in standard Arabic numerals, some in Hebrew numerals, and some in both, with one morphing into the other. Anyone could subscribe via email and get the Omer counter each day to make sure they wouldn't miss a day of counting. The Omer has never been more fun, if I do say so myself.

Here is a small selection of Omer dates. See the full collection at bit.ly/gifomer.

Omer counter 7 11 15 18 22 34 39