March 12, 2013
"An Enigma" of distortion and correction of employee’s hand.
From p. 104 of The Juvenile Forget Me Not, edited by Mrs. S. C. Hall (1830). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized November 15, 2006.

"An Enigma" of distortion and correction of employee’s hand.

From p. 104 of The Juvenile Forget Me Not, edited by Mrs. S. C. Hall (1830). Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized November 15, 2006.

March 11, 2013
Pages in motion. 
From p. 15-16 of Stories About the Country by Francis Channing Woodworth (1850). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 1, 2008.

Pages in motion. 

From p. 15-16 of Stories About the Country by Francis Channing Woodworth (1850). Original from Harvard University. Digitized April 1, 2008.

February 8, 2013
"How pure is every page!"
From p. 63 of Every Day: A Companion to The Birthday Scripture Text-book (1872). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 4, 2006.

"How pure is every page!"

From p. 63 of Every Day: A Companion to The Birthday Scripture Text-book (1872). Original from Oxford University. Digitized September 4, 2006.

August 31, 2012

Bulging, distorted text.

Throughout Foedera, Conventiones, Literae et Cujuscunque Generis Acta Publica Inter Reges Angliae by Thomas Rymer, Robert Thomas Sanderson (1619). Original from University of Lausanne. Digitized November 11, 2009.

July 10, 2012

Extreme warping. Submitted via e-mail by Alistair Ian Blythe.

Throughout Ignis Inferni Proprius, Non Metaphoricus by Christoph Sonntag and Jacob Steinhäußer (1700). Original from la Biblioteca Bavareză de Stat. Digitized December 13, 2011.  

June 4, 2012
Distorted circulation slip.
From the back matter of The Hair by Charles H. Leonard (1879). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

Distorted circulation slip.

From the back matter of The Hair by Charles H. Leonard (1879). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization (but does include Stanford library artifacts).

June 1, 2012
Distorted Harvard College Library bookplate.
From the front matter of The Missing Pocket-Book: or, Tom Mason’s Luck by Harry Castlemon (1895). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 13, 2008. 

Distorted Harvard College Library bookplate.

From the front matter of The Missing Pocket-Book: or, Tom Mason’s Luck by Harry Castlemon (1895). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 13, 2008. 

May 22, 2012

Employee holds in paper ephemera.

From the front matter of Newspaper Accounts by Benjamin T. Norton (1895). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized October 26, 2007.

April 11, 2012
"The image above displays text in a visually arresting state of flux—one indicating that the printed page (and often the content embedded upon it) is being warped, twisted and fundamentally changed through the process of digitization. The image’s symbolic distortion aside, this abstract textual representation also strikes me as aesthetically lovely."
Submitted by Chris Hawley, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading. 
From the back matter of Elements of Histology by Edward Klein (1785). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

"The image above displays text in a visually arresting state of flux—one indicating that the printed page (and often the content embedded upon it) is being warped, twisted and fundamentally changed through the process of digitization. The image’s symbolic distortion aside, this abstract textual representation also strikes me as aesthetically lovely."

Submitted by Chris Hawley, of Dr. Terry Harpold’s University of Florida course Hypermedia: Futures of Reading

From the back matter of Elements of Histology by Edward Klein (1785). Does not include metadata indicating library of origination or date of digitization.

March 17, 2012
The distorted book in the digitization environment. Submitted by puddin.gs (John Crooks).
From The London Almanack (1693). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized November 11, 2008. 

The distorted book in the digitization environment. Submitted by puddin.gs (John Crooks).

From The London Almanack (1693). Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized November 11, 2008. 

March 15, 2012
Turning pages.
From p. 61 (?) of Hours of Childhood: and Other Poems (1820).  Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized October 6, 2006.

Turning pages.

From p. 61 (?) of Hours of Childhood: and Other Poems (1820).  Original from the New York Public Library. Digitized October 6, 2006.

February 2, 2012

Distorted text.

Throughout The Orion, v.1 (1842). 

January 27, 2012

The same page, photographed with variation in distortion, pixellation, etc. &c.

From the back matter of Lays of the Land of the Maori and Moa by Thomas Bracken (1884). 

January 24, 2012
A poem created from texts distorted and juxtaposed by turning pages.
From p. 355 (?) of The Works of George Herbert: Poetry by George Herbert, ed. Christopher Harvey (1846).

A poem created from texts distorted and juxtaposed by turning pages.

From p. 355 (?) of The Works of George Herbert: Poetry by George Herbert, ed. Christopher Harvey (1846).

January 19, 2012
Distorted stamped cover.
From the front of La Caduta del Vasto Imperio Ottomano by Giovanni A. Panceri (1684). 

Distorted stamped cover.

From the front of La Caduta del Vasto Imperio Ottomano by Giovanni A. Panceri (1684).