MIST0919 memberlist by Cthulu
MIST0919 memberlist by Cthulu
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MEMBERLISTIGRIS 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
8bitbaba is an accomplished South Asian graphic designer with a side line in
minimalist pixel art, which he paints on canvases as well as screens.
Agent-037 is a tech enthusiast by day, and tech support by night. Hes o+sysop
of Central HeadQuarters BBS an ANSI artist who enjoys retro tech, the NES and
many other things. If you wish to find him, dont look to far, you can reach
him day or night @ telnet://chq.phatstar.org:2023. Agent-037 creeps off into
the darkness..
A minor but popular aspect of Adam Matlocks musical practice as An Historic
involves exploring new and original accordion arrangements of songs sourced
from the wider canon of popular music, especially from pop culture sources
such as movies, television shows and video games.
anhistoricaccordion.tumblr.com / anhistoricmusic.blogspot.com
Anton Van Oosbrees credentials and qualifications for participating in an
undertaking such as the commission of this computer artpack are abundant but
would be pointless to elaborate upon at great length.
youtube.com/user/antonvanoosbree / soundcloud.com/anton-van-oosbree
apam is the author of the Magicka BBS software and a bunch of open-source BBS
doors, and if he has to draw the ANSI art himself to sell you on them, hes
github.com/apamment / magickabbs.com
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.
Artist, gamer, scientist... not necessarily in that order, BhaalSpawn is
principally a graphite pencil artist, drawing for employers and smaller
clients, but outside of the day job, has a love of science, sci-fi, fantasy and
computer games. When relaxing, like most people they want to avoid work, but...
still have a love of art. As for the particular mechanics of the gamerhaikus
series: I write the haiku as a note, then take a screen shot, turning it into
a picture. I crop it. Then you can draw on the picture with the markup tool in
the iPhone pictures app! You get about 8 colours and 3 pen sizes and poke
etsy.com/uk/shop/YavinPaints / twitter.com/BhaalSpawn
A more focused student of the Commodore 64 aesthetic you will not find. Cal
Skuthorpe made a splash invading Twitter with @PETSCIIbots, but that is only
the first stage of his nefarious scheme for world domination.
twitter.com/buzzclik / petscii.tumblr.com
A few years following the release of the final Mist Classic artpack collection,
c00k13m0n5t3r was born. The generational gap might well be nigh
insurmountable, had we not the mutual love of quality pixelart. Its timeless!
C0unt WAVnstein is an audio engineer and retro computer enthusaist who grew up
with the Commodore range of computers, starting with the PET. He loves
combining old school and modern technologies in creative endeavours.
Deadguy shares with us a few takes on modern video games, as filtered through
vintage video gaming platforms.
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.
Writer, acrylic painter and digital artist, Etana has kept her fingers in
numerous creative pies since the dusk of the artscene with such avenues as
Hallucigenia, Keyframe - the Animation Resource and currently Tilted
athenacooper.ca / twitter.com/athenacooper
Eve draws a lot of hard-edged angular subjects like mecha and buildings
their pixelart practice. Here, take a look.
Glowing Fish has been holding down the dad jokes and dank memes a couple of
Fools in a row, but sometimes they are simply so seasonally appropriate or
otherwise of the moment that they manifest outside their sandbox.
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!
Illarterate is a multimedia artist from Wigan, UK. Despite attempts to
modernise, he will forever be known as That Guy That Does Teletext Art. But
whoever said thats a bad thing?
twitter.com/illarterate / teletextart.tumblr.com
danfarrimond.co.uk / portfolio.illarterate.co.uk
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
Dr. Jim Gerrie understands that while we have witnessed a huge amount of
technological progress in the field of home computing over the past three or
four decades, he feels that something important has been lost along the way.
Consequently, his focus lingers on the type-in BASIC era, specifically as
practiced on Radio Shacks TRS-80 MC-10, to which he feverishly ports
programs that never had any business being there in the first place.
LegoColin uses a plethora of programs to prepare images for physical
incarnation in the ultimate pixelart composition: assembled using Lego bricks.
The box artist of many of your favorite childhood video games, Marc Ericksen
debuts one more obscurity to drive the collectors wild: a long-overdue repair
to his original, erroneous MegaMan 2 box artwork design, fixed on the occasion
of the 1998 edition of the Portland Retro Gaming Exhibition.
retrogameart.com / marcericksen.com
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.
Max Mouse, mysterious denizen of our home area code of 604, has found his way
-- once again -- back to BBSes and ANSI art after a long time soaking up the
rays of enlightment.
An old dog doing new tricks, MeaTLoTioN has made a return to the BBS scene
after many years away, and this time is trying his hand at some textmode art,
contributing to the UK scene with some attempts at being creative. On a
normal day he enjoys red meat, vegetables, plenty of greens and a shipping
ton of gravy.
Mentalpop is a Toronto-basic pixelartist who works in collaboration with indie
game development teams and streams their creation sessions for Patreon
While watching his old man MeaTLoTioN trying to make some patterns on the
screen in textmode, MiCRoFuSioN decided he wanted to try his hand and see
what he could come up with. Still finding his feet and style, hes full of
enthusiasm and spirit.
Mike Levens is Unicode -- a DJ, producer, and electronic musician misaligning
bit boundaries, breaking syntax, and parlaying mistakes into music since, oh
hell, lets say the mid-nineties. Who ever puts a firm date on their
artisthood? He plays lots of styles of music and is inspired by number
theory, retrofuturism, and nice terse three-item lists.
soundcloud.com/unicode / facebook.com/djunicode
mylifecomputerized explores the imposition of the aesthetics of vintage
computing specifically, the IBM PC CGA palette to help make sense of our
postmodern era.
Italian net.artist Nbreakfast thinks nothing of hacking a game ROM or patching
in an obscenity to a breadboard to get his idea across.
Nikki and Bunty are, in their words, two queer women who love retro games,
technological tat ... and arty crafty stuff! Given their peerless pedigree,
its more or less inevitable they would find their way into the teletext
revival... at least one of them has taken up their arcane art, which we are
authorized to share with you.
Youll find the visual art stylings of OrdinaryPixel at the unlikely
intersection of pixel art, pop culture, and fine art, laying down colours from
a simplified palette in a conspicuously painterly fashion.
Ozunaga is just getting warmed up, but this may be the only portion of his
pixelart practice that can be observed at this distance without welders
goggles. Stand back!
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.
There are many roads to textmode artwork IRC channels are as legitimately
valid an avenue as any. Emerging from the MIRCart realm into the world of
artpacks, Picrotoxin brings a fresh perspective to a classic medium.
PiquANSI sporadically draws elaborate boxological mandalas in Rexpaint and it
is our pleasure to periodically share them with you.
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
Sassafras, our primary gateway to the FANSI world of the 8bitMUSH, makes
another appearance in a Mistigris artpack via the realm of Final Fantasy, whose
bestiary he, for a time, attempted to engage in ANSI art.
Straddling the interdimensional realms of pixelart and voxelart, Brazilian game
developer Scofanogd shares more of his more sedate whimsical experiments with
instagram.com/scofanogd / scofano.com.br
Founder of EuphoniX, Sentience has given the music a rest and is resuming his
explorations into every other creative medium.
Snake PETsken fell in love with Commodore computers when he was 8... 36 years
ago... and tries to keep the same wonder and passion from when he was a kid,
starting to grasp the fundamentals of coding. His modern graphite portrait
practice must have somehow influenced his PETSCII style, driving him to try to
get the most out of every single character cell. The only software he uses is
Petmate, a nice PETSCII editor, and you can see his PETSCII handiwork in
releases by The Solution.
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
The Elk is a character who we have crossed paths with several times under
several different guises, but he is difficult to put your finger on for long.
Uglifruit is the alter-ego of Andy Jenkinson. Andy is quite tall does things
with music. Andy on occasion feels the need to express himself elsewhere.
andyjenkinson.com / twitter.com/andyuglifruit
Aurelien Wasabim Vaillant is a French retrogamer of the Atari ST variety who
pays homage to and celebrates his beloved nostalgia by mashing up classic box
and sprite art with stock photography and computer FX. If you like what he
brings to the games room, please do note that he is available for projects.
wasabim.com / twitter.com/wasabimgames
Whazzits history with Mistigris dates back to our 1994 inception, and though
our paths diverged before long, when talk of our 2014 revival came up he was
right there on the front lines with the impossible -- a seemingly endless font
of fresh ideas of new applications for a positively archaic artform.
Xennial 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!
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.
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.org
impure.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, Sample Central, pHluid and TABNet!