The Art of the Unexpected
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”.
Benjamin Gaulon | Chris Seddon | Clement Valla | Justin Blyth | Kim Asendorf | Misha Shyukin | Olivier Ratsi | Quayola | Rob Sheridan | Rogier de Boevé | Sebastian Onufszak | Tokyo22
Motion Gallery: Mix Media
Glitch: The Art of the Unexpected
Creative City: Brussels
Studio: Hello Me, Research and Development, Anagrama
Type Cast: Ariel Di Lisio
Pick of the Month
6 varying paper stocks
4C process + spot UV + vanish
89 minutes DVD Video included