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MIST1021 contributors:
Adel Faure learned in the pandemic summer of 2021 that they were not creating
text art in a vacuum, as they had thought, but that there was a community of
colleagues to work with and learn from. Everything since then has been a
feverish frenzy of creation and getting up to speed.
adelfaure.net / adelfaure.itch.io / twitter.com/adelfaure
Atonalospreys credentials and qualifications for participating in an
undertaking such as the commission of a 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
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.
PETSCII doesnt even rate a mention on bnjmnbrgmns portfolio, but however
small a part it is of his overall design practice, he has an indisputable
knack for making C64 characters sing.
benjaminbergman.wordpress.com / instagram.com/bnjmnbrgmn
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
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.
Its almost as if Frida Katarina of Starz slipped through a time hole, the
ease with which she started minting PETSCII screens in 2021 as though it was
the summer of 1986 and they were in their proper context.
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.
Godfather is the System Operator of the Underground BBS, and has taken the
opportunity of revisiting the bulletin board realm to finally indulge a
turn-of-the-century interest in the creation of ANSI art.
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
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.
Part of a feral tribe of uncontacted textmode artists at the 8bitMUSH at
ANSIART.COM, LDA emerges from a family textmode 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.
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.
Lobo started messing about in the DS homebrew scene back in 2006 doing game
graphics, branching out into ANSI art, pixelart, and further game development
with collaborators. The SHMUP based on the art of Salvador Dali has shipped
but... theres still so much to do! :D
spitoufs.com / twitter.com/spitoufs
Mavenmob is an interesting case, informed by equal parts of the philosophy of
J. Krishnamurti and his artscene youth in Blade and Echo. One of his recent
undertakings is a game called The Word Is Not The Thing about which our
lit division may beg to differ, and work continues on its follow-up, titled
The Creation of the Self.
mavenmob.com / instagram.com/mavenmob
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.
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
Slam master, Bully survivor, boylesque titan, Legend of Bonefish alumnus:
Duncan skonenblades Shields can safely be described as living the dream.
@bigtallduncan / 365tomorrows.com/duncan-shields
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
vermileonhart has been into tech since I was a little kid, Ive been
fiddling with computers all my life but my heart has always yearned for the
arts and any means of creative expression... sadly, Ive never been good at
it, or couldnt find any medium that felt fulfilling.
But one particular night it came to me... ASCII art. I remembered my dad and
I playing in his old DOS computer, writing shit into terminals and getting
drawings made with text. And it was like an epiphany: I could make art that
was in my tech realm, and it would pay homage to those old days when I was a
kid and everything was alright. So I became obsessed with it... I started
looking for anything related to ASCII art, found out about BBSs, art packs...
all of that.
And that got me here.
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
and our usual round of greetz to our colleagues at: blocktronics.org, Lazarus,
Legacy, impure.nl, amish.0w.nz, galza.org, Break, CoolPhat, @hirmuofficial,
paleotronic.com, soundcloud.com/bitcouver, vanchipmusic.ca, Epimundo, ArakNet
and TABNet!
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