The Blade Nation (blade)

Blade was an underground computer artscene group founded by Sub Zero (later Mindcrime) that primarily released ANSI, ASCII, and high resolution artwork from 1994 to 1997, and during a brief time in 1998.

first/last release: 1994/03 - 1998/07
years active: 1994 (10), 1995 (12), 1996 (11), 1997 (8), 1998 (1)
(sub)packs released: 42
smallest/largest pack: blde9408/blde9412
lifetime artworks: 1597
lifetime lines: 49 829

average # of lines per artwork: 50
average # of artworks per pack: 39
longest serving member(s): mindcrime (1994/04-1998/07)
most productive member: modeus khahn (55)
extensions: ANS (615), AD (1), SIT (22), MEM (22), NFO (24), GRT (9), LIT (311), ASC (434), RIP (10), DBL (1), ZIP (3), DIZ (1), EXE (4), BIN (3), GIF (30), JPG (43), TUT (1), S3M (3), IT (4), XM (2), ∙∙∙ (7)

links: wikipedia

notable art

most productive

modeus khahn (55)
grey hawk (48)
subconsciousness (45)
chromatik (43)
lucifer (41)
mindcrime (40)
virago (37)
meltdown (36)
biohazard (33)
belial (30)

1994


Mar 1994 - blde0394

entries: 4
contributors: nosferatu, soul seeker, sub zero

Apr 1994 - blde9404

entries: 5
contributors: mindcrime, physical solution, soul seeker

May 1994 - blde9405

entries: 6
contributors: mindcrime, physical solution, soul seeker, technophreak

Jul 1994 - blde9407

entries: 5
contributors: physical solution, technophreak

Aug 1994 - blde9408

entries: 3
contributors: technophreak

Sep 1994 - blde9409

entries: 20
contributors: facsimile, rai, soul seeker, technophreak

memberlist

1995


Jun 1995 - blde9506

entries: 15
contributors: errant angel, facsimile, mindcrime, modeus khahn, shadowhand

Aug 1995 - blde9508

entries: 29
contributors: belial, broken machine, lucifer, meltdown, metallic blood, veediot

1996


Jul 1996 - blde9607

entries: 0
contributors:

memberlist infofile

1997


Apr 1997 - blade-38

entries: 21
contributors: belial, essence, grymmjack, julian, knocturnal, oxidizer, the illusionist, torgo, zempf

Sep 1997 - blade-42

entries: 0
contributors:

1998


Jul 1998 - blade-44

entries: 28
contributors: belial, edicius, grey hawk, grymmjack, julian, kuma, mindcrime, oxi, rink rat, subconsciousness, zempf