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Year of the Block
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BLOCKTRONICS YEAR OF THE BLOCK Artpack Release Information Welcome to the Year of Block! We start 2015 with a brand new artpack full of ANSi masterpieces and a special tribute to our friend Fredrik Olsson aka. Big Yellow Man BYM, that has unfortunately passed away in the end of last year. BYM was one of those persons you were always happy to meet and during his ANSi scene career he captivated everyone of us, not only with his unmatching artistic style but with his kindness and charisma. Those are the memories we want to keep and this is how we will always remember him. Ive particulary learned a lot from him, mainly due to his ability
to find inspiration in simple things or every day moments in life and turn it into amazing pieces of digital artwork. A walk in the park, an urban landscape or a holiday with family and friends,
everything became ANSi poetry through his hands.
Every artwork was a window to his own life he shared with
us viewers. Im very thankful I had the chance to say this
to him and to express all my long time admiration for his artwork.
Were lucky he left us an updated online gallery with all his
artworks on http://bym.deviantart.com methodicaly where you
can easily spend hours browsing and exploring all phases of
his ANSi style, from his very first ANSis in Poffelipoff, his
native swedish scene group, including memorable joints with
ANSi superstar dieznyk and recent artworks released in
Blocktronics, featuring what he called a Neo Pop ANSi style.
Theres also a very special video, actually a screen capture
video of him drawing one of his ANSis featuring a soundtrack
also created by himself. Really worth seeing a real genius
at work: http://vimeo.com/3408044
Thats his legacy and we are here to celebrate Fredriks Art Life,
as colorful, passionate and vivid as one of his ANSis. Thank you, BYM! You will always be remembered!
Rest in peace, my friend.
- Luciano Ayres aka enzO
Hello all! its officially year of the block!, back with the first
new release of the year!, You know i must admit that im slightly
annoyed that so far 2015 isnt how i expected it to be.
The idea of flying cars, PERFECT weather predictions,
SELF dog walkers, hoverboards and self lacing nike shoes was
so appealing, it gave hope for many to keep on grinding to make it to 2015.. and now that we are here we are left with the real
version of 2015.. a year where everyone looks down at their phone, complains about neck pain, poor wifi signals and everyone
generally is pissed off at everyone for no apparent reason!..
But, had you tell me in 2015 that there was still a bunch of guys
collectively worldwide drawing textmode art?,
TOURETTES EMAGS???, id have punched you right in the face!..
Now onto something serious, Fredrik olsson, the man..
This pack has been dedicated to you, your legacy, you inspired
many of us here and you will be surely missed.
Rest in blocks brother!
- Ivan aka avg
Detox Demo ft. mattmatthew
Detox, an amazing demo designed with ANSi artwork by mattmatthew
in partnership with the Brainstorm demo crew, was released on
January 6, 2015.
You can download it here:
Check also the demo video here:
Artpacks.org Android App
Now you can browse and view all artpacks and artworks archived on
Artpacks.org on your Android. The app is free on Google Play.
You can download it here:
The Arrival of Dylan
Blocktronics artist The Textmode Exorcist is the new dad on the
block! Dylan has arrived on January 25 to complete the B7 family!
The TXT clan ANSi legacy is in good hands!
PayBack 2015 ANSi Competition
Our team of artists had an amazing performance at the PayBack
demoparty held in Helsinki, Finland on Jan 30, 2015.
The groups 67-BYM.ANS collaborative artwork won first place,
followed by 03 other pieces also by Blocktronics artists.
Here is the full result:
1st - 67-bym by blocktronics artists ant, argon, avg, luciano ayres,
mattmatthew, radman, reset survivor, tcf, zeusii
2nd - lucifera by zeusii / blocktronics
3rd - they live by andy herbert / blocktronics
4th - sancho by dman / blocktronics / placebo
NVScene and DemoSplash 2015
One of the biggest demoparties in America is already scheduled
to host an ANSi competition. NVScene will take place in San Jose,
California, on March 17-20. Blocktronics artist will surely
participate to defend our previous win in 2014 edition of the event,
where B7 artist ungennant took both 1st and 2nd place with
mindblowing artworks.
DemoSplash, also a major demoparty event in the US, held annually
in Pittsburgh, has not confirmed the date yet, but traditionally
happens in the first week of October. Blocktronics artist from
all around the world are planning to attend the event in order
to continue a tradition initiaded in 2013 with american based
artists of the group.
Playscii Open Source Project
Playscii, an open source ASCII art program, from the same creator
of EDSCII, has been announced. It will support Windows, OS X and
Linux. Check their site for more detailed informations:
Guest Artist Pixelgoth
We are glad to have pixelgoth, the highly skilled pixel artist
behind pixelgoth.com, releasing with us in this pack. The invite
was sent via twitter after pixelgoth posted her first ANSi in
20 years. Thanks to @sixteencolors for the tip!
Pixelgoths artworks are listed with the pxg prefix in this pack.
Bit Sunrise BBS by Shooter Jenning
Blocktronics artist Misfit met with american singer and songwriter
Shooter Jennings, who is also a BBS enthusiastic.
Hes the sysop of Los Angeles based Bit Sunrise BBS and would love
to feature fresh new ANSis. So, remember this the next time you
fire up PabloDraw.
You can check the board via web browser:
In this pack you will also find an incredible ANSi portrait of
Mr. Jennings created by Misfit.
Blocktronics on Social Media
In 2015 we are expanding our social media presence to deliver
special ANSi artwork content to our followers on multiple
Now you can follow and like us on: Facebook facebook.com/blocktronics
Twitter twitter.com/blocktronics
Instagram instagram.com/blocktronics
Tumblr blocktronics.tumblr.com
YouTube youtube.com/channel/UCPPfhr2ZfQhJYjiA6287VmQ
Thanks for supporting us and enjoy the pack!
To the artist, the forest is an asylum of peace
and dancing shadows.
-John F. Carlson
Members List Websites
ABR Nickname Real Name Website
2m Mattmatthew Matthew Yee Matt Yee on Behance
Hawaii, USA
42 agent42 Thomas Aylott on Facebook
ant ANT Anthony Schiller on Facebook
Michigan, USA
arg Argon Unknown on Facebook
California, USA
asx Asphyx Unknown www.asphyx.fr
avg Avenging Angel Ivan Segaric on Facebook
aw Abdully Wahaa Unknown NA
axd Access Denied Nick Boel Pharcyde BBS
Wisconsin, USA
biz Bizarro Michael Aspling on Facebook
bw Binary Walker Florian Ochmann BW on DeviantArt
bym Big Yellow Man Fredrik Olsson BYM on DeviantArt
cap Captain Hood Hawk Hubbard Piranha BBS
Florida, USA
cat Catbones Cat Spencer Catbones.com
Missouri, USA
cl! Cleaner Fredric Cambus cleaner.untergrund.net
cr Cryogenic Karl Grenet on Facebook
cx Cyonx Pat Swanson Cyonx on DeviantArt
North Carolina, USA
del Delicious Jamie Martin livejamie.com California, USA dman DMan Dmitry Kalinin on Facebook Russia eto ETO Curtis Wensley picoe.ca Vancouver, CA fil Filth Joshua Hillyard Distortion BBS Pittsburgh, PA, USA goo mypalGOO Unknown on Facebook Switzerland
h7 h7 Antii Kiuru Haciend BBS
ig IronGhost Matthew Kemp on Facebook
Illinois, USA
iks Irokos Flavien Deneu on Facebook
jp Jack Phlash Jay Phillips Distortion BBS Tennessee, USA k1 Knocturnal Unknown on Facebook Georgia, USA ls Lord Scarlet Doug Moore Sixteen Colors Washington, DC, USA Lu Luciano Ayres Luciano Ayres enzO on DeviantArt Brazil may Maytag Man Lukos Weigandt on Facebook
Ontario, Canada med Medium Unknown NA Sweden mr Mr. Wrong Frederic Masse Noel on Facebook Canada mt Misfit James Bodie Misfit on DeviantArt West Virginia, USA
ndh Andy Herbert Andy Herbert github.com/andyherbert United Kingdom
no Noches Tomaz Kure on Facebook
ob Ober Jordan Ella on Facebook Canada
of Offspring Kris Wallace on Facebook
om Otium Filip De Haes on Facebook Belgium pg pixelgoth Guest Artist www.pixelgoth.com Unknown r5 Reset Survivor Balls Wilson resetsurvivor.com Arizona, USA
rad RaD Man Christian Wirth ACiD Productions FB
California, USA
sk!n art of sk!n Michael Hischer DeZign ASCii FB
sm Smoke Yahwe Chao on Facebook
California, USA
sz Skuz Leslie Given Fluph BBS
West Virginia, USA
tcf Fever Aaron Frick Aaron Frick Art FB
Georgia, USA
txt The Textmode Exorcist Keith Nadolny on Facebook
New York, USA
ung Ungenannt Unknown Ungenannt on DeviantArt
Georgia, USA
wz Whazzit Chris Brunjes on Facebook Canada zii Zeus II Joel Borjel on Facebook Sweden
How to join Blocktronics.
If you are interested in low resolution art, you can become a member
of Blocktronics. Our community is composed by artists, coders and
sysops that continuosly create artwork and support our group. Contact us on www.blocktronics.org or request to join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/blocktronics If you would rather lay low and draw without bothering to join send guest submissions on www.blocktronics.org/submit ANSi Art Drawing Resources Here are links to your ANSi art drawing resources. Pablodraw 3.2 - Pablodraw v.3.2 is an ANSi/ASCii text and RIPscrip vector graphic art editor/viewer with multi-user
capabilities. PabloDraw uses the awesome Eto.Forms
cross-platform framework to provide native UI for
Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
Features - Draw ANSI and ASCII with your mouse
- Load save 24-bit colour ANSi files
- Support for SAUCE 00.5 descriptions
- New configurable ANSI/ASCII brush
- New colour brush
- New text drawing tools: pencil, line, circle
box, ink dropper
- Many Amiga and DOS fonts added
- Bug fixes and performance enhancements
Blocktronics.org - A very in depth website with Blocktronics services, links, art requests, tutorials, art releases, and much fucking more. Sixteen Colors - sixteencolors.net is the most comprehensive collection of low resolution textmode art in the world. Download artpacks from 1990 to current or view them online. Artpacks.org - Optmized ANSi and ASCii artpack archive where you can browse and view packs both on the web and on mobile. Now with Android app on Google Play. Ansiedit - Amazing online ANSi editor created by Andy Herbert. It features a wide range of innovative drawing tools to create text mode artwork in a totally new way. http://andyherbert.github.io/ansiedit/ Syncterm - syncterm.bbsdev.net, a telnet client to visit the bulletin board systems listed below. I recommend visiting through a web browser if the sysop has made that option available. ANSi Facebook Groups Here are some Facebook groups Blocktronics members are currently involved with in some way. Some of these groups might be private or secretive so you have to know a member listed above to gain access. Arrows.PageName.Description.RelevanceStars Ansi, Ascii artists worldwide! - Closed group. Invite only. ** ACiD Productions - Public page. Open. ***** ACiD - Secret group. Invite only. ***** Blocktronics - Group Official Fan Page. fb/blocktronics ***** BLOCKTRONICS - Members only group. fb/groups/blocktronics ***** DeZign - The Way We Walk Ascii / Ansi Art - Open page. ***** iCE - iCE art group Open Page. * Sixteen Colors ANSI Art and ASCII Art Archive - Open page. *****
You can also follow us on twitter: www.twitter.com/blocktronics Web Telnet BBS List Most of these boards can be visited via web browser and also have Facebook pages you can search for with more information. Arrows.BBSName.Sysop.Address Affiliations After Hours Greg Youngblood telnet://afterhours-bbs.com BLOCKTRONICS FELLOWSHIP Bit Sunrise Dark Rebellion http://www.bitsunrise.com BLOCKTRONICS DISTRO Distortion Jack Phlash telnet://d1st.org Web Connect: http://d1st.org BLOCKTRONICS ARTIST BOARD.Demonic WHQ.Zeronet WHQ Fluph Skuz telnet://fluph.darktech.org Web Connect: fluph.bbsnexus.com BLOCKTRONICS MEMBER BOARD LOCAL TO MISFIT Haciend El Bananas BBS H7 telnet://haciend.bbs.fi Web Connect: http://haciend.bbs.fi BLOCKTRONICS WORLD HEADQUARTERS.27iNCH.Divine Stylers.Mimic. Damones.Hirmu.Impure Ascii.Innate Ascii.Aerosol Ascii.Sense Imagery.Wamma.Ducksquad Finland HQ.Accession.Alpha Design. Dekadence.Spaceballs.Primitive WHQ. Hazard/2 Smoke telnet://hazard2.org BLOCKTRONICS ARTIST BOARD Ink2 Smooth telnet://bbs.inktwo.com BLOCKTRONICS ARTIST BOARD Pharcyde Access Denied telnet://bbs.pharcyde.org Web Connect: http://pharcyde.org BLOCKTRONICS ARTIST BOARD Retroverse Nicholas Todd http://www.retroverse.com.au/connect BLOCKTRONICS FELLOWSHIP Trans-Canada BBS Dimitri telnet://trans-canada.dyndns.org BLOCKTRONICS FELLOWSHIP Under the Black Flag Captain Hood telnet://blackflag.acid.org Web Connect: blackflag.bbsnexus.com/connect BLOCKTRONICS MEMBER BOARD.ACiD Florida Outpost.ACiDiC WHQ. Agoranet US Eastern Hub.DeZign USHQ.Blocktronics and Sixteen Colors Support. X-TReMe BBS The Doctor telnet://xtremebbs.flnet.org BLOCKTRONICS FELLOWSHIP Artists Statics Number of Artworks Released All-time Artist 73 z0 enzO 68 avg Avenging Angel 57 tcf Fever 55 k1 Knocturnal 39 bw Binary Walker 37 fil Filth 33 2m Mattmatthew 25 ung Ungenannt 24 h7 h7 24 rad RaDMaN 23 zv ZeroVision 23 r5 Reset Survivor 23 txt Textmode Exorcist 21 mt Misfit 14 ndh Andy H 14 goo mypalGOO 13 ret Retribution 12 sp Spear 11 ns AnsiChrist 11 bym Big Yellow Man 11 cl! Cleaner 10 del Delicious 10 no Noches 10 zii Zeus II 9 ant Ant 9 biz Bizarro 8 cx Cyonx 8 mi Mongi 8 om Otium 8 70 Tombin 7 dma DMan 6 smk Smoke 6 sm Smooth 5 43 Aesthetic 5 iks Irokos 5 jp Jack Phlash 4 axd Access Denied 4 os Offspring 4 tna The Night Angel 3 cat Catbones 3 cry Cryogenic 3 ig IronGhost 3 med Medium 3 mos Mos Effed 3 mr Mr. Wrong 3 n4 Sodium 2 ao Aox 2 ar Argon 2 may Maytag Man 2 rev Rev 2 wz Whazzit 1 crs Crisis 1 cbn Cubon 1 dvn Devin 1 fx Ferrex
1 fs F0st
1 hx Haliphax
1 ls Lord Scarlet
1 mz Maze
1 ob Ober
1 pm Polymorph
1 pn Piano Man 1 rod Rodamn 1 sph Sephiroth Blocktronics Competition Results Relevant Facts PayBack 2015 Helsinki, Finland ANSi Compo Winner 67-BYM joint DemoSplash 2014 Carnegie Melon Univ ANSi Compo Winner ungennant Evoke 2014 Cologne, Germany ANSi Compo Winner WTF4 Megajoint NVScene 2014 San Francisco, CA ANSi Compo Winner ungennant Revision 2014 Saarbrcken, Germany ANSi Compo Winner h7 The PayBack 2014 Helsink, Finland ANSi Compo Winner ungennant BSiDES 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada Presentation Lord Scarlet China Expo 2013 Beijing, China Gallery Exhibithion Evoke 2013 Cologne, Germany ANSi Compo Winner Filth DemoSplash 2013 Carnegie Melon University ANSi Compo Winner TRSAC 2013 Aarhus, Denmark ANSi Compo Runner-up ungenannt
Blocktronics Megajoints RELEASE DATE TITLE LINES ARTISTS from COUNTRIES AUG 11, 2014 WTF4 4,636 24 10 RELEVANT FACTS: EVOKE 2014 Germany ANSi Compo winner Youtube video with music by ensnare http://youtu.be/sMncm4VAV4 ----------------------------------------------------------------- NOV 12, 2013 ACiD Trip 3,266 23 06 RELEVANT FACTS:
DemoSplash 2013 USA ANSi Compo winner with a perfect score 15,000+ views on YouTube http://youtu.be/6zpUb3mUExA Featured on THE VERGE, BOINGBOING.NET, ACCLAIM and LAUGHING SQUID Memorial We dedicate this artpack to the ar friends who are no longer with us. t Fredrik Olsson 1980-2014 Justin Hale 1980-2014 ewheat 1979-2014 Blandest 1981-2009 Mallakai 1982-2001 MFX 1967-1994 Micah 1978-2004 Phaze 1981-2002 PhazeOne aka Phonosys 1980-2002 5phere 1983-2012 The Utah Saint 1977-2010 JAN 31 2015 blocktronics.org OF THE --- -- twitter/facebook/blocktronics --