Glitch Textiles just got a new store front! Designs are easier to peruse, plus there will be new products and more images coming soon!
One down. Two to go.
Location: Textielmuseum, TextielLab, Tilburg, NL
Transcoding raw binary data into fabric at 100 threads/cm using 8 colors and 32 different weaving patterns. @ the TextielLab in Tilburg, NL.
A collection of blankets aimed at making visible the hidden data structures that give shape to everyday life. The materiality of our digital age is composed of binary data encoded on electronic devices and transmitted through the airwaves on invisible frequencies of light. As an alternative to the screen, Binary Blankets literally gives you a way to experience the fabric of this otherwise invisible and intangible side of our digital world.
This initial collection features designs from a handful of binary files from programs such as Microsoft Word, iTunes, Google Chrome, and Mac OSX.
Each Design Limited to an Edition of 5.
$350 USD + $15 Shipping (see site for details)
Glitch Textiles in Gathered Tapestry Mode
Test shots for an upcoming group show in Denver, CO.
Textile designer Phillip Stearns was on track for a career in engineering when he veered into the uncharted waters of electronics, sound imaging and design. Fast-forward to his MFA at the California Institute of the Arts and some experimentation with rewired cameras, and the result is Glitch, a collection of woven art that Stearns generates from short-circuited cameras.
NOW ON SALE: SELECT GLITCH TEXTILE DESIGNS
Where? Right here!
For how long? Until the end of March!
How cheap? $100-$150 off MSRP on in stock textiles.
Tell your friends!
This is the last hour to grab a Glitch Blanket at a 20%+ discount on Fab.com.
Check out the sale: http://fab.com/sale/17451/
2 Days left!
Glitch Blankets are on sale at Fab.com
These blankets were designed using images taken with short circuited cameras. They’re super warm, 100% cotton, machine washable, and come in two styles: knit (40x60”) and woven (53x71”). 30+ designs to choose from.
Visit the sale here: http://fab.com/sale/17451/
Come by the 3rd Ward Holiday Craft Fair for Glitch Textiles and loads of other crazy awesome vendors!
I’m here until 6pm EST
195 Morgan Av. Brooklyn, NY 11237
All Glitch Textiles are $200. 5% off for 3rd Ward members and 5% off if you greet me with “What’s your glitch?”
If you can’t make it in person, you can still order from the Glitch Textiles website.
If you’re in New York this weekend come join me this Saturday at 3rd Ward’s Holiday Craft Fair and see the Glitch Textiles in person! I’m going to be there with 30 different blanket designs and some signed prints.
December 15 - 12:00 - 6:00pm @ 195 Morgan Avenue - Brooklyn, NY 11237
5% DISCOUNT PASSWORD: Greet me with “What’s your glitch?”
Are you a 3rd Ward member? I’ll give you an additional 5% off!
If you can’t make it in person, you can still place an order on my website, but the only way to get your blanket before the holidays is in-person at this craft fair! Orders placed now will not arrive before the holidays.
Knit Glitch Blankets are not only warm and look totally awesome, but they’re also on sale for $200 each!
All Glitch Textiles are on sale for the cold season in these northern climes. All $200 each. Here are some other perks:
- Designed by me, Phillip Stearns, creator of Year of the Glitch and other curiosities
- 100% cotton
- Made in the USA
- Limited to editions of 5 for each design
- Include a signed card indicating the pattern name and edition info
Some are already in stock and will ship out like lightning, but others are made to your order (which can take up to two weeks), so you gotta order these by midnight Friday (EST) in order to get yours before December 25th!
Want something for your walls instead? Ask me about Year of the Glitch c-prints!
All Glitch Textiles are now on sale for $200 each!
Plus 9 all new Jacquard Woven Glitch Blanket designs!
Place your order by the end of the day this Friday, November 30th to receive yours before December 25th.
Hint: These things are freakin’ warm, and it’s getting cold out there!
Just ahead of hurricane Sandy, FedEx dropped off 4 new blankets fresh from the Pure Country Weavers mill in NC. This is the first of a whole new batch of woven blankets on sale now for winter!
100% Cotton, Made in the USA, Machine washable, Designed by Phillip Stearns, limited edition of 5 each. $400 each, plus shipping.
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Dither Automata Studies No. 18 and 19
Source image on left, textile reproduction on right.
After a long back and forth with a textile manufacturer, I was able to obtain mockups of some designs and pixel dimensions required for a direct pixel to stitch correlation. From these, I extracted the color palette used in the production of their photoblankets and produced a series of works that deal with medium specific constraints and the artifacts produced by techniques of color quantization to represent images using only 8 colors.
- Create custom color palette (sourced from mockup in my case)
- Use the color palette to create gradients between colors in a 24bit RGB color space
- Quantize to the custom color palette using a Floyd-Steinberg or similar dithering process
- Scale to 50% without interpolation (“nearest neighbor” or “no interpolation”)
For the above examples, I also did some mirroring.