I know I’m pretty late on the bandwagon, but I’ve been seeing a lot of great glitch art lately and I think it’s my new obsession (thanks to the cyberpunk forums on Reddit). Redditor DJ_Deathflea posted this image which I thought was pretty awesome.
I also liked this version of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (one of my favorite paintings ever).
Designer Rob Sheridan did some amazing glitch art for the soundtrack of The Social Network. Check out more on his website.
To make glitch art:
1. Open an image in Photoshop, and save it as a .bmp file.
2. Open WordPad.
3. Open the image in WordPad.
4. Without changing the name of the file or anything else, click save.
When you open the image again, it will look glitchy. I know there is more of an art to this, but this is just the easy way I found. I tried a few of my own but they didn’t turn out too great.
There is also a website where you can upload images and it will glitch it for you, but that’s not as 1337 as doing it yourself.