Glitch Tools Library

Make your own glitches!

My Glitch Tools Library. Make your own glitch art with these free glitch art tools library. There is a single list for: free glitch apps, tools you can use for glitchy art, audio noise / sound glitches and free glitch resources. Use your Image / Photo / Video / Text / Sound to make wonderful glitch art. Only free to use glitch art tools / apps / programs  / generator / software / Free downloads for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Free Apps for Glitch Art

You can use these free apps to make glitch errors, malfunctions; even if they have not been made for it. Maybe you should watch some tutorials.

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The Glitch Tools Library

NameURLDescriptionWinMacLinuxWebiOS
Bit Visionhttp://landonbrand.github.io/Bit-Vision/Pixel Sortingx
Chromatahttp://www.michaelbromley.co.uk/experiments/chromata/Generative Art Toolx
Corruptus 3http://corruptus.puaga.com/corruptus3.phpContrast Distort Imagesx
C64 Yourselfhttp://c64.superdefault.com/C64 Pixel Art Generatorx
DMeshhttp://dmesh.thedofl.com/Image triangulationxx
Easy Glitch Text Generatorhttps://lingojam.com/GlitchTextGeneratorGlitch Text Generatorx
Fractal Labhttp://hirnsohle.de/test/fractalLab/Interactive WebGL Fractal Explorerx
Gifkrhttp://www.kussmaul.net/gifkr.htmlVideo, Gif & Image Filtering Keyframe Rendererxx
Gif Melterhttp://csh.bz/gifmelter/Glitched Gif Animationsx
Glitch Art- Video Effects Edithttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glitch-art-video-effects-edit/id1024492593?mt=8Image & Video Glitch Effects Editx
Glitchatronhttp://www.errozero.co.uk/glitchatron/JavaScript glitch art generatorx
Glitch Avatar Makerhttps://scratch.mit.edu/projects/121631523/Pixel Art Generatorx
Glitcherhttp://akx.github.io/glitch2/Image Manipulatorx
Glitch Labhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glitch-lab/id569972979?mt=8Photo Glitch Appx
Glitchmaphttp://blog.soulwire.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/glitchmap.swfImage glitch maker with animationx
Glitch Makerhttp://barangulesen.com/glitch.html#.Wcj2YtFx0uVCreate glitch animations / graphicsxxx
Glitchtophttp://chrisfoley.github.io/glitchtop/#Pixel Glitchesx
Glitch NESGlitchNESNES Glitch Emulatorxxx
Glitch Sort http://paulhertz.net/factory/2012/08/glitchsort2/Pixel Sortingx
GlitchyGlitchyImage Manipulatorxx
Glitchy 3bit Ditherhttp://jkirchartz.com/Glitchy3bitditherGlitch Ditheringx
Grid Glitcherhttp://benguerrette.com/lab/gridglitcher/I don´t know.x
GLTCHhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gltch/id655665577?mt=8Glitch your images and animated GIFx
HTML 5 Glitch Text Generatorhttp://animalswithinanimals.com/generator/generator.htmlGlitch Text Generatorx
Jpeg Glitch Pattern Generatorhttp://www.hellocatfood.com/jpg-glitch-pattern-generator/Generates Glitchy Jpeg Patternsxxx
JPEG Krusherhttp://ajxs.github.io/jpk/JPEG compression corruptionx
Image Glitch Toolhttps://www.airtightinteractive.com/demos/js/imageglitcher/Jpeg Glitchx
Live to Pixelhttp://www.barangulesen.com/pixel.htmlPixel Live Stream via Webcamx
Monglothttp://rosa-menkman./../monglot.htmlGlitch Art Softwarex
MOSHhttp://getmosh.io/Complex Glitch Generatorx
Pixel Drifterhttp://pixeldrifter.tumblr.com/Pixelsorting application xxx
Pixelockhttp://www.jeremiasbabini.com/pixelock/Image encryption toolx
Pixelsorthttp://www.clintonmckayart.com/pixelsort/Pixel Sortingx
Polyshaperhttp://polyshaper.co/Triangle Generator Trial
Rutt-Etra-Izerhttp://airtightinteractive.com/demos/js/ruttetra/Online Video Synthesizerx
SELFIE APOCALYPSEhttps://ojack.github.io/selfie-apocalypse/WEBCAM GLITCH TERRORx
Snorpey’s Distort Gridhttps://snorpey.github.io/distort-grid/Image distort gridsx
Snorpey’s java-script experimentshttp://snorpey.github.io/experiments/JavaScript Image Experimentsx
Omohide Breakerhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/omohide-breaker/id662738244?mt=8Mobile Camera Glitchx
Stick n Glitchhttp://www.stitch-n-glitch.com/Convert images into cross stitch patternsxxx
VVVVhttps://vvvv.org/Live-programming environmentx
X Anti TaggingDesktop https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anti-tagging/id870291131?mt=8Glitch your facex

Free Desktop Apps for Glitch Art

NameURLWinMacLinux
Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/xxx
AVIDeMuxhttp://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/download.htmlxxx
Blenderhttp://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/xxx
Bless Hex Editorhttp://home.gna.org/bless/x
FFMpeghttp://ffmpeg.org/download.htmlxxx
GreenShot http://getgreenshot.org/downloads/x
GIMP http://www.gimp.org/xxx
Hex Fiendhttp://ridiculousfish.com/hexfiend/xxx
HxDhttp://mh-nexus.de/en/hxd/xxx
Inkscape http://inkscape.org/download/?lang=enxxx
IrfanViewhttp://www.irfanview.com/x
Meshlab http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/xxx
Photosounder http://photosounder.com/xx
PNG Checksum Correctorhttp://schaik.com/png/pngcsum.htmlx
Sculptrishttp://pixologic.com/sculptris/xx
Pixelhttp://www.barangulesen.com/pixel.htmlx
Text Pad http://www.textpad.com/x
VirtualDubhttp://www.virtualdub.org/x
VLC Player / Video LANhttp://www.virtualdub.orgxxx

Glitch Resources

Inspiration for your next glitch-art project. Glitch images / videos / articles / art / sound / process /

NameURL
3D Print Failshttps://www.flickr.com/groups/3d-print-failures/pool/
Reddit Glitch Arthttps://www.reddit.com/r/glitch_art/
Free Youtube Glitch Stock Footagehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy8fgmCsEDIKMWx4Zi0CvNQ
Glitch Malware Demoshttps://www.youtube.com/c/danooct1/videos
Tarot Glitchhttps://twitter.com/thelastdeck/
Glitch Logoshttps://twitter.com/GlitchLogos
Art of the Glitchhttp://artoftheglitch.tumblr.com/archive
NBA2K15 Face Glitchhttp://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=907937
Hand-carved Glitch Furniturehttp://mocoloco.com/vote/good-vibrations-storage-unit-by-ferruccio-laviani/
Glitch Panoramashttp://kilopanorama.tumblr.com/
VHS Glitch Arthttp://maxcapacity.tumblr.com/
Neural Network Face Morphhttps://zo7.github.io/blog/2016/09/25/generating-faces.html
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/blue-screen-of-death-bsod
Glitch Art Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glitch_art

3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Design OFFF Eye on Design

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Source: 3 Ways to Stay Ahead of the Design Curve From the Founder of Barcelona’s Creative Conference OFFF Eye on Design | Eye on Design

The founder and director of Barcelona’s OFFF festival, Hector Ayuso, first dreamt up the idea of a conference dedicated to exploring the world of online and offline design on a lazy Sunday afternoon in 2000. He was playing around with Flash on his computer, completely fascinated by the program’s possibilities when he realized he wanted to create a space where people could share their work and talk about how new platforms and programs like Flash were shaping and changing the industry.

That was over 15 years ago. Since then, OFFF has put numerous high-profile speakers onstage, including Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Erik Spiekermann, and Rob Chiu. After hearing from such an eclectic range of minds over the years, Ayuso finds it easy to chart the industries’ changes and soak up words of wisdom.

How Singapore Became a Poster Child | Eye on Design

Singapore

Save precious water. Floss your teeth. Buckle up for safety. Those are just some of the truisms familiar to generations of Singaporeans. Since gaining independence five decades ago, the Southeast Asian city-state has seen countless government campaigns aimed to mold citizens who could live up to the nation’s leap from Third World to First. Design has played a central role in these efforts, as evident in the 6,000+ posters preserved in the National Archives of Singapore.

Since its establishment in 1968, this state institution has archived posters as part of its collection of material culture—including government records, maps, photographs, oral history interviews, audiovisual, and sound recordings—that are significant to Singapore’s history. Most of its posters come from government campaigns, with a small number created for cultural events, movies, and corporations.

Scrolling through the posters online via the National Archives website—the only way the public can access them—offers an illustrated history of Singapore’s development and the issues it’s faced. Campaigns came and went, but many were carried out annually for decades. Over the years, the poster collection has become a colorful historical resource referenced by television shows, books, and exhibitions to retell the development of national policies and the public service in Singapore. That the city has become a poster child for business and cleanliness, amongst other accolades today, is due, in no small part, to these posters.Eye on Design

Source: How Singapore Became a Poster Child | Eye on Design

“Don Quixote” Gets A Stunning Graphic Makeover

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Four hundred years after it was first published, Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is still commonly hailed as one of the finest novels ever written. Now the adventures of the feeble-brained hidalgo who think he’s a knight and his squat, trusty companion Sancho Panza have finally been collected into the mega-volume of graphic design porn they deserve.

Published by the always brilliant minds at Visual Editions, who previously gave the surreal hypertext of Tristram Shandy this jaw-dropping makeover, this latest version of Don Quixote uses design to explore the meta-fictional nature of the text.

Much of Don Quixote‘s effect lies in the juxtaposition of the way the chivalry-mad title character sees the world, and the way it actually is. The most famous example is Quixote fighting windmills he imagines to be giants. In the Visual Editions version, Quixote’s unique viewpoint of the world is separated from the rest of the text with sky blue fonts, footing the errant knight’s every word firmly in the clouds.

Source: Don Quixote Gets A Stunning Graphic Makeover

Little Black Font Book 2 becomes Amazon’s best-selling design book | Typography | Creative Bloq

Little Black Font Book

Little Black Font Book

Have a world of type at your fingertips with this pocket-sized source of inspiration. Little Black Font Book

Source: Typography | Creative Bloq

 

Within 24 hours of launching the Little Black Font Book 2, HypeForType’s slick type specimen book has taken number one slot in Amazon’s Typography in Graphic Arts section.

This volume is a “revised and improved” version of 2012’s book. Packed with vibrant layouts that bring each showcased font to life, the pocket-sized source of inspiration can be shown to clients – to help convince them of your design – or referenced yourself when creative block strikes.

19 Stunning Movie Covers By the Criterion Collection

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In honor of Criterion’s 30th anniversary, Indiewire has singled out their most incredible cover designs.

Source: The 19 Most Stunning Movie Covers By the Criterion Collection

How do you capture the essence of a classic? Every day, the designers at the Criterion Collection are tasked with reimagining some of the most iconic creations in the history of cinema. Together with their team, Head Art Director Sarah Habibi and Designer/Art Director Eric Skillman analyze each film’s historical context, director’s career and influence on the popular imagination in order to conceptualize cover designs (their new book, “Criterion Designs,” details the process.) In repackaging dated or overlooked gems, the Criterion Collection lifts films out of the folds of history and gives them new life. But above all, Criterion’s work celebrates the visual language of cinema — and its indelible impact on human culture.

By Emily Buder | Indiewire November 4, 2015 at 4:19PM

Arabic Typefaces, Why It’s So Hard to Design them?

Arabic Typefaces, Why It’s So Hard to Design them?

Arabic Typefaces

New type foundry TPTQ Arabic is dedicated to developing expressive, but authentic, Arabic typefaces.

Typeface design has a western-normativity problem: for years, most Arabic typefaces have been designed by Latin-language typographers. But Arabic is built differently than Latin—its letters can have different contextual shapes, they always connect, and they eschew upper and lowercase letters—which means applying western ideas about type design is asking the script to conform to an unnatural set of standards.

“In the last 60 years Arabic has gone through many changes, and not really positive ones,”says Peter Bil’ak, founder of Dutch type foundry Typotheque. “It’s been subjected to western printing techniques, which cannot accommodate the number of glyphs [in Arabic].” The resulting product is “Simplified Arabic,” a legible but anemic version of the calligraphic script that Bil’ak calls “obviously not great.”

Source: Why It’s So Hard to Design Arabic Typefaces

Fernando Pessoa. Frase: Travesía

Fernando Pessoa

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Fernando Pessoa, born Fernando António Nogueira Pessôa; June 13, 1888 – November 30, 1935), was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language. He also wrote in and translated from English and French.

Pessoa was a prolific writer, and not only under his own name, for he dreamed up approximately seventy-five others. He did not call them pseudonyms because he felt that did not capture their true independent intellectual life and instead called them heteronyms. These imaginary figures sometimes held unpopular or extreme views.

Frases de Fernando Pessoa

Vintage circus posters picture kangaroos and women trapped in ice

20th C. Vintage circus posters

Send in the clowns, the acrobats — and Omikron, the living gasometer. by Europeana

Vintage circus posters
1923 “Arthur Klein-family.” The Circus Museum via Europeana

Vintage circus posters
1910 “Circus Corty-Althoff — The Banola Family. Known as the greatest gymnasts in the world. The flying family.”The Circus Museum via Europeana

The circus, as it we think of it today, originated in Britain in 1768 by inventor Philip Astley. Astley presented shows that included horse riding tricks, acrobats, music and clowns. None of these elements were new to the British public, but Astley was the first to combine them into a single show.

Astley did not call his “Amphitheatre of Equestrian Arts” a circus. That title was awarded to a later rival’s show in 1782, and became the generic term.

In 1793 Englishman John Bill Ricketts brought the circus to the U.S., opening in Philadelphia.

The traveling circus tent was invented by American Joshua Purdy Brown, replacing the usual wooden construction with a full canvas tent. His system became commonplace by the mid 1830s.

The unique character of the American circus emerged: a traveling tent-show coupled with a menagerie and run by businessmen. It was very different model from European circuses, which for the most part remained under the control of performing families.

Don’t worry: very few clowns.
Vintage circus posters picture kangaroos and women trapped in ice