MIST0220 list of contributors by Publius Emeritus II
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MIST0220 contributing artists: occupies a rarefied echelon of glitch production, like a tree
that drops apparently effortless scrambled fruit at peak ripeness.
Better a 1bitwonder than a 1 hit wonder. The visual artist Nick Seriatum
Williams works in other styles, but in monochrome pixelart he f l i e s .
8bitpoet comes by his small-scale pixelart virtuosity by genuinely oldschool
means, in a former life the late 90s designing Macintosh program icons as
Doc Halpern of Mad Science Laboratories. He is a co-founder of the Dead Pixel
instagram.com/8bitpoet / thedeadpixelsociety.net
A Flamingo Cups work isnt a style, but a mood.
General Mikes visual vanguard of the Army of 2600, Atari Stash House,
experiments endlessly with rastered sprites and occasional household felines,
yielding results that are always fascinating and oddly familiar.
Axl is a Parisian artist who works in many styles but who has recently
stumbled upon the Commodore 64s PETSCII aesthetic and is currently feverishly
working every angle of it, machine-generated and bespoke, minting a small army
of hunky action figures.
Mike Blippypixel Rose is a digital artist whose tastes veer toward the
vintage in electronic music and visuals, dabbling in low-poly 3D modeling,
LED pixelart, and teletext as well as work in the distinctive palette of the
BBC Micro.
Periodically we encounter someone who is not only a specialist in a given
medium, but who also focuses on a specific theme to the exclusion of all
others. Chuppixel is the worlds preeminent Tiny Towers-style pixelart movie
cast group shot specialist.
instagram.com/chuppixel / chuppixel.tumblr.com
CoaXCable of CoolPHat is getting a little more comfortable with lending us
guest appearances, letting his festive freak flag fly.
A poet of extremes who can mean love when he says death and death when he
says love, our beloved ragman Crowkeeper has voluntarily toiled beneath
minimalist constraints so severe that Twitters word limit is as nothing to
him. In 2015 Mistigris digitally reprinted his 1999 collection Scarecrow
Poetics, but he is even more active writing today -- edging out Horsenburger
as our most prolific contributor of all time!
You dont get to see all aspects of an artists creative practice manifest in
a computer artpack you probably wont get a chance to see EmmaDobles work
in ceramics in these pages, but if you settle for her pixelart, its a well
worthwhile consolation prize.
The bio of the misleadingly-named Fractallearning, who works nearly exclusively
in kaleidoscopic abstractions, reads that they primarily engage themes of
flowers and other natural things. This is only true in a Georgia OKeefe
context. Perhaps no force out there in the world is more strange than human
sexuality, and through their distortions of sexually-charged images, the
strangeness crawls out of the well.
A genuine professional teletext illustrator two decades hence, Steve
Horsenburger Horsley has recently returned to the game for love of the art:
Its kind of frustrating to discover you are good at something only to
realise its pointless in todays world, but I just really like doing it so I
am going to carry on. We feel your pain, Steve! At his website you can
commission original teletext creations from him, so dont delay to get your
own piece of textmode art history!
Facts about Hunderpanzer: 2 kids. Only 1 wife. Went from full-blown game
addict in 2019 to full-time game developer in 2020. Crazy about 80s Cars,
Magic: The Gathering Cards, and rock climbing Crags.
An oldschool figure in BBS artscene circles, j33p33 has long since forgotten
how well he can draw ANSI, distracted by endless meditations spiralling into
hip-hop loops.
Every medium has several modes: a pre-modern approach, a clean modern
style, and a post-modern detournement, often in the glitch idiom. In
Jellica Jake, teletext has found its glitch ma/onster! It is such a simple
3-bit medium there quite simply isnt the complexity needed for things to go
really wrong, but somehow this artist, doing more with less, has found depths
of texture to imply psychological profundity between the lines.
twitter.com/jellicajake / instagram.com/jellica / kittenrock.co.uk
Kazunari Kalcha Naito represents the tip of an iceberg we know little of and
understand still less of -- Japans ShiftJIS parallel textmode art scene. His
works are informed by his interests in 70s prog rock, jazz, and fine art.
Part of a feral tribe of uncontacted textmode artists at the 8bitMUSH at
ANSIART.COM, LDA emerges from a family pixel art concern to grace us with the
imagery of his people.
LegoColin uses a plethora of programs to prepare images for physical
incarnation in the ultimate pixelart composition: assembled using Lego bricks.
Mavenmob is an interesting case, informed by equal parts of the philosophy of
J. Krishnamurti and his artscene youth in Blade and Echo. His most recent
undertaking is a game called The Word Is Not The Thing. Our lit division
may need to beg to differ.
mavenmob.com / instagram.com/mavenmob
You wont see any of Mavriks creative work in this archive, but theres a very
good chance that the collection will have passed through his graciously-offered
web hosting at mistigris.org en route to you, picking up from his historical
facilitator role greasing the gears of Mists KiTSCHNet echomail network from
its home at Daemons Gate BBS.
Minediru is a purveyor of simple pixelart works on typically nerdy themes,
sometimes cleverly mashed up, always satisfying.
mylifecomputerized explores the imposition of the aesthetics of vintage
computing specifically, the IBM PC CGA palette to help make sense of our
postmodern era.
The man, the myth... Mythical Man handily satisfies both categories. Long
known for his prowess on the euphonium, visual art is a relatively recent
development to which he has applied himself ardently.
euphoniousmyth.tumblr.com / instagram.com/themythicalman
Part of a peculiar current of untapped anxious ANSI art energy charging new
talents on the periphery of the digital underground, this time around Odd got
zapped with the voltage.
Ozunaga is just getting warmed up... put on your welders goggles and stand
Games artist philllllljames has recently arrived at the textmode art
aesthetic, notably the celebrated feel of Commodores PETSCII, but also
seemingly the offbeat textures of Glyph Drawing Club, through which to explore
new visual territory.
Pixel Art For The Heart paints landscapes in pixelart, but always adjusts the
dramatic slider well beyond recommended settings.
Lest we take our practice too seriously, PixelFart is here to keep things
loose and casual.
Polyducks Ben Jones is an artist and web game programmer living in greater
Manchester, UK. His interests are in tile-based, PETSCII and pixel artwork
using limited palettes. Often presents his bio in the third person.
pixeljoint.com/p/125346.htm / polyducks.co.uk / twitter.com/polyducks
Publius Emeritus II is a onetime Mist Classic member who isnt hiding that
Retroshark has good taste in friends, recently joining Polyducks and Rhoq in
making the Jabberwock Game Boy ROM for a jam.
Rhoq is not only a creator but a veritable scholar of pixelart.
Ed Starstew Stastny is that rare synthesis suggested in the two-word phrase
computer artist, practicing a species of net.art at SITO continually since
even prior to the establishment of Mistigris. Having mastered and
subsequently discarded so many styles and approaches, wearing the masks of a
half-dozen faux handles he could easily masquerade as an entire artgroup. Or
has he in fact been doing this... all along?
instagram.com/starstew / starstew.tumblr.com
Carl TeletextR Attrill represents Mistigris continuing wave of
introducing the great public textmode art tradition -- teletext -- to the
underground computer artscene.
teletextr.blogspot.com / @carlosteletextr
Every time I include her in an artpack, I find myself completely rewriting
Theresa Oborns bio, as though I might somehow hew closer to the truth, like a
darts player hoping to hit a bullseye. She draws and sculpts, and perhaps the
work speaks for itself.
Textmode experimenter t1po has it backwards, bringing computer art
sensibilities to typewriters and typewriter sensibilities to computers.
Failing to cross the streams wouldnt yield anything extraordinary, while going
contrariwise both ways makes strange magic emerge from the dullest artifacts of
the mundane. Nice trick!
instagram.com/ty.p0 / t1po.tumblr.com
Supposing that your interest in retro technology leads you down a hip path
less travelled, and you wind up restoring vintage mechanical typewriters...
how else are you to know that the machine is in complete working order unless
you take the opportunity to demonstrate a little typewriter art?
Wolffdowntheworld is a reasonable man and this is a reasonable conclusion.
Communities of text art practice emerge through certain social contexts but
the basic premise is such an appealing idea that it keeps getting invented and
reinvented. XTComics draws comic strips using a combination of low ASCII
characters and emoji.
From Twilight, the Legion, Avenge, Fire, Fuel and through to Blocktronics, the
Swede known as Zeus II is a one-man ANSI art industry. Also, a hell of a cook!
and our usual round of greetz to our colleagues at: blocktronics.org, Legacy,
impure.nl, amish.0w.nz, galza.org, Fire Dream, Break,
@hirmuofficial, paleotronic.com, soundcloud.com/bitcouver, pHluid,
vanchipmusic.ca, null e-mag, ArakNet and TABNet!