Twenty-Six Spins #4: X is for Distorted

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Distorted is another I was looking forward to. While I could have taken an X and just bent it out of shape, I took the opportunity to take it in the ‘glitch art’ direction. The outcome is apparently a homage to the early days of Freeview.

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The final X is cut into rows, each of them transmitting a distorted, offset segment of the letter and distributed randomly with each frame. I did try some other compositions for the grid, using columns and squares:

Some nice looking Ks in there! The bright colour scheme was what I originally went with, but I chose to distort that by inverting and desaturating, muddying it up slightly. Lots more that could be done with this, should it come up again!

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8 comments
  1. Love these designs Jacob, the bold shapes and colours are exciting and satisfying in equal measure 😊

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks Phil, I enjoy this glitchy stuff, so long as it’s not when you’re trying to watch TV. Saying that, sometimes it’s probably an improvement!

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  2. Thanks for showing your work in progress. Graphic design is foreign to my brain,but I’ve been trying to become more familiar with it.

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    • Jacob said:

      Ah, no problem. Design is all about playing around, and the results that start to emerge mid-process is where it’s most exciting.

      This sort of challenge, managing a subject and theme, would be great if you’re looking to get into graphics, by the way. I’m mainly doing this to wake myself up 😛

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      • After seeing this challenge of yours, I immediately bookmarked it to remind myself to do something similar! I love exercises like this, they are super helpful.

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      • Jacob said:

        Great! I’m especially glad to have done this, in that case. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

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