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Computer Screen Glitches Can Be a Beautiful Thing

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Appreciating the look of garbled images isn't usually the top priority if your monitor or TV freaks-out (unless it's scrambled porn). But the new book, Glitch: Designing Imperfection, celebrates artists who manipulate these short-lived disturbances. Take a look:

Glitch took four years to come together, and the 200 or so artists it profiles were pulled from over 900 submissions. The images are grabbed, composited, and sometimes shaped into something altogether different, but always derived from malfunction.


Kinda trippy, and definitely techy. I'm using the first example below as my new desktop background—it sorta reminds me of an Amon Tobin album cover. The book comes out in September, and you can pre-order at: [Design Imperfection via PopSci via ffffound]