Filed under magazine | Tags: · code, design, glitch, graphic design, software, typography
It started out as a software malfunction – now it is a design genre. Instead of holding their hands up in horror and crying: “Oh, oh, we have a glitch!”, the artists featured in this article say: “Whoopee! We have a glitch!” – and proceed to make the most of it.
The corruption of a binary code can produce some surprisingly attractive effects, so why turn your back on them? Here, 12 creatives from a range of design fields explain how they incorporate these happy accidents into their work – and we show you the remarkable results. It may change your mind forever about the meaning of the word “mistake”.
Featuring: Benjamin Gaulon | Chris Seddon | Clement Valla | Justin Blyth | Kim Asendorf | Misha Shyukin | Olivier Ratsi | Quayola | Rob Sheridan | Rogier de Boevé | Sebastian Onufszak | Tokyo22
section of the magazine, July 2011
30 of 108 pages