Twenty20
Glitch Campaign
Basel School of Design, Basel

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A glitch is understood as a:

1. A minor malfunction, mishap, or technical problem; a snag: a computer glitch; a navigational glitch; a glitch in the negotiations.

2. A false or spurious electronic signal caused by a brief, unwanted surge of electric power.

Understanding glitch as a visual language at the peak of a pandemic was quite ironic to me. In many ways, 2020 seemed like a glitch in the lives of people.


This inspired me to create witty posters as a way to capture a “global malfunction”.

For this I explored FLIF;  a novel lossless image format. The process of glitching an image goes two ways. First, using the Hex editor to make manual changes to hex codes and secondly, using Hexploder tool that automates the process.

Glitching a FLIF format reveals complex intriguing patterns that are quite unique compared to other formats. I experimented with the following formats: HEIC, PNG, JPG, WEBP and GIF.

Glitch Gallery

A visual archive of glitchy experiments with various formats done while learning.


Anahat Kaur


Anahat is a graphic designer based out of Basel, Switzerland and Bangalore, India.

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Anahat Kaur


Anahat is a graphic designer based out of Basel, Switzerland and Bangalore, India.