MIST0920 List of Contributors by Odd, Cthulu
MIST0920 List of Contributors by Odd, Cthulu
MIST0920 contributing artists:
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
8 bit baba is an accomplished South Asian graphic designer with a side line in
minimalist pixel art, which he paints on canvases as well as screens.
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
stumbled upon the Commodore 64s PETSCII aesthetic and is currently feverishly
working every angle of it, machine-generated and bespoke.
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 is getting a little more comfortable with lending us guest
appearances, letting his festive freak flag fly.
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.
FarrellLego prefers a broader canvas for his brick mosaics, engaging all
manner of nerdy subjects against grey studded backings... hoping against hope
that he doesnt, again, run out of pieces!
While she would never say so herself, Hayn9 might well be the strongest
surprise ANSI art rookie of 2020. You can judge for yourself when the Legacy
Krew unleashes the full force of her portfolio upon the scene, but in the
meantime a sneak preview taste is offered via a guest appearance here.
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
Jackie Bats is always thinking about art, when she is not actually making it...
usually with her own two hands in some traditional physical medium, but with
good healthy interest and curiosity about how the computer art sausage is made.
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
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.
ldb Laura Brown is a rare bird, perhaps the last practitioner standing of
good old UseNet-style ASCII art, with a masterful command over economy of
slashes, parentheses and asterisks.
LegoColin uses a plethora of programs to prepare images for physical
incarnation in the ultimate pixelart composition: assembled using Lego bricks.
A keen eye may recognize Mavriks handiwork in the copying pasting of this
memberlist, the most effort he has put into anything Mist-related since
offering to provide the web hosting for mistigris.org, picking up from his
historical facilitator role greasing the gears of Mists KiTSCHNet echomail
network from its home at Daemons Gate BBS.
Nikki is a queer woman who loves retro games, technological tat ... and arty
arty crafty stuff! She has taken up the arcane art of teletext, which we are
authorized to share with you.
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.
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... put on your welders goggles and stand
Pinguino grew up on the internet, doing telco for CiA, and VGA for GAS and
Rival. Lately, she runs the design studio Pinguhaus, goes raving on every
continent, and experiments with obscure foods. This month she is trying to
draw a cat every day, and we are trying to help her succeed in this goal.
ivomitrainbows.com / twitter.com/pinguino
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
If you comb through the sum of accomplished pixelartist PossumTrashs social
media accounts, you will learn a lot about them, but still be at a total loss
for words when called upon to boil them down to a few glib sentences. In a
nutshell, this marsupial is large, it contains multitudes.
A holdout celebrant of a fellow traveller extinguished textmode art community,
Rapid99 demonstrates the pinacle of ASCII art as formerly practiced in the
curious forum of GameFAQs.
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.
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
Stephan Rewind Bellin has a practice of making pixelart portraits of
characters from the silver screen at their most iconic, with aspirations to
include them as characters in a game taking place in a mash-up world containing
all movie settings simultaneously. Following him on social media is like
getting a free master class in film studies.
instagram.com/stephanrewind / twitch.com/stephanrewind
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
First exposed to Teletex back in the late 80s spending 2 years making teletex
style pages with ViewData as part of school IT reading the adventures of
Turner the Worm and Bamboozle on Channel 4 teletext, currently TitaniumDave
works in the games industry -- though his interest in Teletex was re-ignirted
by the sadly-missed Feb 2017 Block Party in Cambridge.
Warpus was long a familiar name around the underground computer art scene of
the 90s, making himself known in such crews as Function, Glue, Septic, and
especially the now-revived Lazarus... but to Mistigris fans he will always go
down primarily as the longest-standing administrator and judge of the long-
running Blender IRC compo series.
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, and this month they are the exception to prove the rule.
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!
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: blocktronics.org, Lazarus,
Legacy Krew, Sauna, impure.nl, amish.0w.nz, galza.org, Fire Dream, Break,
the 2XL crew, @hirmuofficial, paleotronic.com, soundcloud.com/bitcouver,
pHluid, vanchipmusic.ca, null e-mag, ArakNet and TABNet!
Post-credits reveal: well be running a second Blender compo for 2020 the
weekend of Oct 24-25. Stay tuned for further details or just start squatting