Gl͢itc͠h҉r͟ -͢ La̡y͝ou͘t͏ ki͏lle͡r ḿi̴t ̛Ùniçod͝e͝

Herr Zakas verkünstelt mit Unicodes gewisse Webseiten. Hier, hier und hier.

U̮̞̲̬̮̰̞̍̏͌n͓̰ͭͧ͒̉ͩ̚d̲̺̦̤͑ ̠͔͎̖ͮ͐ͭ͒ͣṡ̫͙͈̹̮̬͍ͫ͆ͮ̀o͊͗̓ͫ̋̇ͯ ̟͍͛s̞̪̲̤̼ͪ̽͋̇͌ͪ̏i̦̙͖̲̹̎̄̅̂ͭͅe̱̚ḥ̘͎ͤ̀̏ͩt͇͍̯̟̏ ̼͕̤̗̬̒ͧͯͦḋ̦̻̺̔a̠͔̞̪̤͎ͬ̐̅̀͗n̩̺̯̠͚͉̂n͎̫̮̰ ̺̪͖̭̲ͮͤ̐̊ḛ̙̾̏i͔̬͉̎̾ͦͨ̌̌̿n̼̭͐̏̑ ̱̳Ḇ͎͙͙̳̳̂͗̏ͬe̹͕ͯ̓̽i͊̀s̲̭̙̮̺͂́̂p͙̀̎̔̍̚i͆̈́e̖̹̻̠͚͗l̤̻̟̺̖̙ͫ̉̿̓ͅ ̪̼̗̝͖̰́T̺̜̞e͒̽x̟͔̊̇̆̏ͥ̌t̹̔̇ͯͮ̀̚ ͇̋͆̚ạ̣͔ͫ̈͒ͬ̏͌ͪụs͎̹̆̓͊̔̎̏̿.͆̾̏͗̂

‘glitchr’, a project undertaken by lithuanian laimonas zakas, uses unicode characters to exploit programming bugs of common web destinations (including facebook, tumblr, and google), resulting in visually interesting textual digital art that overwrites the standardized formatting generally used by these sites.

the process differs from simple ASCII art in that it involves using non-character entities to effectively ‘break’ layout engines on website servers, resulting in text overlain on what would normally be comment sections or search bars. searching for ‘glitchr’ on google already showcases zakas’s work, with a slanted double line appearing over his page results.