Glitch-patterned blankets made from borked camera code

Credit: Phillip Stearns

These patterns may look like they came from your mother's old sweaters from the '80s, but they're not. They're "glitchy" blankets "layered with irony" according to designer Phillip Stearns.

Each blanket's glitchy patten is made using image info from "an intentionally broken (rewired) camera" and then mechanically woven or knit together. Stearns says each blanket then becomes a "keepsake for cherishing one's memories" and a "platform for fashioning corrupted memory, the cold logic of digital systems into soft, warm blankets."

The blankets are part of Stearns' "Year of the Glitch," a project that sees the production of a glitchy item, every day for a year.

What would have been considered tacky a decade ago is now fashionable again. The blankets don't come cheap, though: $300 plus $15 shipping. Each one measures 40-inches by 60-inches and is limited to a production of five. All blankets are 100 percent cotton, machine washable. But for that money, at least you'll get a blanket that's made in the United States.

We've hand picked 10 of our favorite glitch blankets in the gallery below, but if you want to see more options, you'll have to visit Stearns' site here.

Via Phillip Stearns

(Thanks, Sammie!)

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