.targa Glitch

I explored the Targa file format, which was originally released in 1984, used only with TIPS paint software and for projects pertaining to online real estate and video teleconferencing. After a comprehensive exploration into breaking the file format with different softwares, I found a recognizable hot spot within the file where I was able to push type and image to the boundaries of abstraction within type and image. 

This class was all about APPLYING GLITCH AESTHETICS. This includes developing a workflow of ones own by precisely mishandling image file formats using a text or hex editor to introduce errors with theaim of both revealing a new surprising aesthetic and further exploring a lineage of results. – Ted Davis

Digital Culture, Glitch, led by Ted Davis
The Basel School of Design, 2018

some final selections︎




some initial explorations with type and image︎