Photo (Detail): Luis-Salazar © Unsplash


Simply put, a “Fehler” is a mistake, but it’s also the response to one of life’s big questions: how do we innovate and make progress? Our answer: often by mistake. Misunderstandings, faulty processors, or dead flies can unexpectedly lead to something new. Celebrate with us and peruse our zine to immerse yourself in big and little mistakes alike.


Rachel Maclean, Make Me Up, 2018 (digital video still).Commissioned by BBC, Creative Scotland, 14-18 Now, Hopscotch Films and NVA.
Photo: Courtesy of the artist © Rachel Maclean

AI Errors in Art

A product that nobody needed
Illustration: © Amélie Tourangeau

The Invention of the Post-it

Sourdough – discovered by accident
Photo (detail): Aphra Adkins @ stilllifewithcake

Iconic Foods – By Accident

The Invention of Mauveine
Illustration: © Amélie Tourangeau

The Invention of the Color Purple