The art of what went wrong

Robert Overweg is an artist who captures unintended moments of artistic weirdness in videogames. In a series of images called "Glitches," he shows us the strange beauty spawned by errors in Left 4 Dead and Half-Life.

There's something poignant about this pictures, where men embrace while floating in the air and half-rendered houses look like something out of a surrealist painting. I think I like these glitched worlds as much as the canonical ones. As work like Overweg's becomes more common, I wonder if we'll start seeing easter egg glitches in videogames, where designers deliberately include strange landscapes and odd perspectives if you turn in just the right direction.

You can see more of Glitches in Robert Overweg's gallery [via Co.Design]


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