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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
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.
Atonalospreys credentials and qualifications for participating in an
undertaking such as the commission of this computer artpack are so increasingly
abundant -- now moreso than ever! -- that it would be pointless to elaborate
upon at any further length.
youtube.com/user/antonvanoosbree / instagram.com/atonalosprey
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 she wants to avoid work, but...
still has a love of art.
etsy.com/uk/shop/YavinPaints / @BhaalSpawn
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.
DW of Dark Systems BBS adapts video game sprite art and bead / cross-stitch
patterns of classic and nostalgic nerdy subjects into ANSI art versions, free
for all and sundry to make use of.
Dwimmer began with an interest in fractals and programming art and in a
roundabout fashion found their way to the demoscene and textmode arts,
including ANSI, ASCII and PETSCII.
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!
Grymmjack celebrated us in the 20th century and was baffled on the occasion of
our revival, but in the fullness of time he has come back around to his initial
response, jumping with both feet into manifesting our intention as a crossroad
for computer creativity.
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, 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.
Taking inspiration from the basic medium of ASCII art, Joni nscii Caparas
treats the characters as design elements on a black canvas, in a fashion
similar to, but fundamentally different from, artscene ASCII practice.
Basically, from their base in Berlin theyve reinvented the artform from first
instagram.com/joninscii / jonicaparas.com
Kazunari Kalcha Naito represents the tip of an iceberg we know little of and
understand still less of -- Japans Shift-JIS parallel textmode art scene. His
works are informed by his interests in 70s prog rock, jazz, and fine art.
The idea was so great it was inevitable that it would spontaneously emerge in
different contexts: Kurogao is another visionary straddling the related but
very different worlds of ASCII art and emoji typography, blending both into
single-panel vignettes.
Like many of us, Leonardo has been sharing underground computer art since late
1994, holding membership in such distinguished crews as Black Maiden, iCE and
Fire among many others ... he took a couple of decades off starting around
the turn of the century, but has come roaring back with a new appreciation for
textures and dithering.
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.
littlebitspace experiments with ASCII art, now turning it into a line art
medium, now dabbling with the use of negative space, superimposed for effect
against high resolution backgrounds.
You wont see any of Mavriks creative work in our recent archives, 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.
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
Melodia currently releasing music as 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!
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
Minediru is a purveyor of simple pixelart works on typically nerdy themes,
sometimes cleverly mashed up, always satisfying.
Chiptune is the official sound of the computer underground, but to access
previous concepts of a cyber soundscape, you need to access vintage electronic
keyboards. Thats where Nicholas Vining comes in.
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.
Typically Pixel Art For The Heart paints dramatic minimalist pixelart
landscapes, but apparently also had a maximalist video game fanart period.
Mr Polyducks, Esquire, 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
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.
Rhoq is not only a creator but a veritable scholar of pixelart.
sk!n has been drawing Amiga-style ASCII art for deZign in his distinctive
personal style since... even a little bit prior to the Mist Classic era,
making him -- well, what do you call older than oldschool?
Sontolhead joins us as part of an emerging vintage computer art scene out of
Indonesia, where he makes a lot of music and draws a lot of teletext screens.
twitter.com/sontolhead / instagram.com/666enial
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
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
A 16-bit guy in a 64-bit world, VileR grew up when baud rates were lower and
signal/noise ratios higher. A bizarre pixelling accident in the mid-90s left
him trapped in an artistic timewarp bubble somewhere on the inert fringes of
the demo-/artscene. However, he was recently seen crawling out of the woodwork
and into projects such as the 8088 MPH demo, and may occasionally be observed
busying himself with nameless and unspeakable oldskool-related machinations.
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!
Last seen releasing ASCII art in Alphaforce Arc from 1998-1999, Zylone, the
former Sysop of Planet Caravan, has recently dropped back into ANSI art
practice as though through a wormhole in the space-time continuum.
and our usual round of greetz to our colleagues at: blocktronics.org, Lazarus,
impure.nl, Legacy, galza.org, soundcloud.com/bitcouver, vanchipmusic.ca, null
e-mag, ArakNet and TABNet!
This place has
no atmosphere...
You dont know
the half of it!