The Computer Glitch As Art

Who says there's no beauty in making your computer spaz out on screen? In new book Glitch: The Design of Imperfection over 200 contributors took inspiration from those silicon freakouts to provide beautiful visuals that make the Windows BSOD look like the cold authoritarian artifact that it is.

Glitch was created over four years and actually had another 700 submissions that weren't used. It features a range of images, some of which look like they could be on a computer screen, and some that are too crazy to possibly to be real. The book is scheduled for release this month, see the gallery for more plates, and pre-order at: [Designing Imperfection via ffffound]

Glitch: The Cover

Glitch contains 200 photos of error-inspired art.Thames & Hudson

Glitchy Screens

Some images look like they were pulled from a computer with SERIOUS problems...Thames & Hudson

Glitchy Interpretations

...others, not so much.Thames & Hudson

Video Glitch

There were over 900 images submitted over four years.Thames & Hudson

Artistic Mistakes

Glitch took over four years to make.Thames & Hudson

Digital Vomit

The Windows BSOD has nothing on some of these contributions to Glitch.Thames & Hudson