MIST0619 memberlist by Alpha King / Cthulu
MIST0619 memberlist by Alpha King / Cthulu
MIST0619 artpack contributors: occupies a rarefied echelon of glitch production, like a tree
that drops apparently effortless scrambled fruit at peak ripeness.
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
For the past two years, Alpha King has been living up to his nickname and
ripping it up in Blocktronics, lending his textmode art talent hither and yon
on occasion where they are best suited. At long last, our turn came up... and
then, a half-year later, we finally got around to actually sharing the art!
AXB threw down newschool ASCII art with the best -- Remorse, ACiD and Unit --
during the underground computer artscenes silver age, starting in 1996... but
since none of them are around anymore, hes been reduced to slumming with us.
Axl is a Parisian artist who works in many styles but who has recently stumbledupon the Commodore 64s PETSCII aesthetic and is currently feverishly working
every angle of it, machine-generated and bespoke.
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.
CLI, BBS, retro computing... yeah, thats the Booch sweet spot. He was a
teenager at the height of Bulletin Board Systems in the 90s - he was late to
the scene, but its special to him. A computer hobbyist... did some oldschool
3-D modeling, .MOD music tracking, code and lots of it, SysOp of the Realm
of Serion BBS back in the early 2000s then began again in late 2018, hosted at
serionbbs.com. He tends to tinker and fiddle for hours until satisfied with
the result. For his gear, he makes code.
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!
Cranksy previously known as Troll has been watching from the sidelines for a
good long while, and has recently felt moved to finally rejoin the fellowship
of underground computer art with some vigour and urgency.
Dos Grog continues in the expansion of our Italian contingent, demonstrating a
playful devotion to the pixelart medium.
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!
Jamie Graham has a typewriter with a red ink ribbon, and hes not afraid to
prove it.
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. Hisworks are informed by his interests in 70s prog rock, jazz, and fine art.
Not that its a competition, but you dont get to call yourself a proper
vintage technology enthusiast until youve exported images youve made on an
Apple II to textile patterns printed on a Jacquard power loom. By these
stringent standards, its possible that kris10roos is in fact the only proper
vintage technology enthusiast!
LegoColin uses a plethora of programs to prepare images for physical
incarnation in the ultimate pixelart composition: assembled using Lego bricks.
You wont see any of Mavriks creative work in this archive, but theres a verygood chance that the collection will have passed through his graciously-offeredweb 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.
Melodia doesnt need an artgroup, she is an artgroup. One more case of the
parade continuing after the band stopped playing, courtesy of the bottomless
music in her head she kept on keeping on -- and indeed, has never stopped. We
are humbled by her continuing association with us, as to her, all we have to
offer is drag factor!
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
Nelumbotus is a major in computer science with a minor in pixelart. No, not
really, but yes.
Thematically, whether through photo or digital manipulation, The NJHLS works
by medium of hidden patterns, drawing them out through a combination of
colour, shapes, texture, and symbolism. While this exploration is a common
theme in all of her work, each image also serves as a maze, revealing
successive layers upon further viewing.
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.
PixardNeh celebrates his pop culture favorites in a self-described self-
indulgent spasm of pixelart. Were just lucky enough to be sitting by on the
Graphic designer pz does an excellent job at emulating having been there,
then, with his very convincing oldschool ASCII art logo styles, but he has
many delicious flavours.
For years hes somehow ducked appearing in these infofiles despite being a
walking, talking example of a glitched rogue AI, but finally we must
acknowledge Qousqous in these annals. Hiya, Qous!
An Amiga .MOD-tracker hero formerly of EuphoniX, having worked his way
through more than a few game development studios in the meantime Redeye at
one time aka Marauder appears in Mistigris as a cultivator of abstract
themes in photography.
Founder of EuphoniX, Sentience has given the music a rest and is resuming his
explorations into every other creative medium.
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
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 goingcontrariwise both ways makes strange magic emerge from the dullest artifacts ofthe mundane. Nice trick!
instagram.com/ty.p0 / t1po.tumblr.com
upper.case: storytelling pixelartist or pixel-illustrating storyteller? Why
not both?
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.
Yet another tireless participant of the UKs teletext renaissance, it seems
almost inevitable that we would provide a home for Alistair ZXGuesser Crees
playful screens beneath our umbrella.
and our usual round of greetz to our colleagues at: fuel.wtf, blocktronics.orgimpure.nl, amish.0w.nz, galza.org, Fire Dream, Break, pungas.space,
@hirmuofficial, mircart.org, paleotronic.com, soundcloud.com/bitcouver,
vanchipmusic.ca, null e-mag, ArakNet and TABNet!