Break the JPEG code

As a designer, I’m always looking for ways to break the mould and move away from rules within design. Sparked by a passion for the Dada period and a fascination with the element of chance, I’ll show you a way to not only break the rules but actually break the code of an image.

In this tutorial we’ll focus on how to deconstruct an image into its most basic form, before breaking that form and fixing it back together again. The way in which we do this is very much inspired by the element of chance, so we won’t know how the final image will look until the process is finished. After learning the skills covered here, you’ll be able to break free from the boundaries set by design and technology, making your work become truly free and without limitations.


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