Being one who remembers the glory days of glitch VHS presentations, I wanted to experiment with different styles of music represented as screwed up screenshots from worn VHS tapes.

 value of hidden messages

The world of graphic design embraced the idea of messiness in the 80s, and by the time the 90s rolled around, pushed the notion of legibility (postmodernism). I fell head-over-heels for the style of creating complex forms that appeared both convoluted and clear at the same time.

If I could get the audience to look at the design for just a few more seconds by sneaking in some smaller detail within the composition, then I’ve done my job correctly in being more than a passed-by execution. Nothing speaks more to the notion of hidden details–Easter eggs–within a layout than melding ideas through the use of glitch.

The Glitch intent

I want more than a single image; take multiple concepts of the message and attempt to combine them in a manner that is surprising and engages some sort of cocked-head thought provoking that entices the viewer to seek out more information.

The progression is ongoing–I want to see how far I can push the boundaries of legibility and the visuals before the viewer fails to see the intent. Some are based on music, some on personal experience–in any event, the compositions are quick responses to an urge to get something to print.