About

We’re an international network of digital textmode artists that releases ANSi artpacks periodically.

Founded in 2008, our group is composed by 70+ independent artists from 12 different countries that still create the digital retro art called “ANSi art” on a regular basis, mainly using PabloDraw, a textmode art editor software for Windows and Mac.

About ANSi Art

ANSi art is a computer art form that was widely used at one time on BBSes. It is similar to ASCII art, but constructed from a larger set of 256 letters, numbers, and symbols — all codes found in IBM code page 437, often referred to as extended ASCII and used in MS-DOS and Unix environments.

Featured in the Meedia

“Join R2D2 and Hittler on an Unforgettable ANSi ACiD Trip” (The Verge)
“Deeply Psychedelic ANSi Scroll” (BoingBoing.net)
“Blocktronics ACiD Trip a Super Long Piece of Collaborative ANSi Art” (Laughing Squid)
“Blocktronics ACiD Trip” (Acclaim Mag)

Exhibitions

Platine 2015 Textmode Art Expo (Cologne, Germany) | Gallery Exhibition
China Expo 2013 (Beijing, China) | Gallery Exhibition

List of Awards

EventLocationResultArtist
EventLocationResultArtist
DemoSplash 2017Pittsburgh, USA2nd. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
Misfit and mypalGOO
Chaos Construction 2017St. Petersburg, Russia1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
dman
Evoke 2017Cologne, Germany2nd. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
Misfit, The Textorcist, Zeus II and Luciano Ayres
Revision 2017Saarbrücken, Germany1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
H7
The Meteoriks Awards (2017)Saarbrücken, GermanyHonourable Mention (Best Freestyle Graphics)H7 and Luciano Ayres
Primitive 20 (2017)Helsinki, Finland1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
H7
Under Construction 2016Gernsheim, Germany1st. place
(Make a NFO category)
mypalGOO
DemoSplash 2016Pittsburgh, USA1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
ungennant
Evoke 2016Cologne, Germany1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
Misfit
Revision 2016Saarbruecken, Germany1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
H7 and Luciano Ayres
Textmode Demo Competition 2015Online1st. place
(Demo)
nail! and The Textorcist
DemoSplash 2015Pittsburgh, USA1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
Luciano Ayres
Evoke 2015Cologne, Germany1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
Judas
NVScene 2015San Francisco, USA1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
Luciano Ayres
PayBack 2015Helsinki, Finland1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
Multiple Artists
Artfield 2015Voronezh, Russia1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
dman
Chaos Construction 2015St. Petersburg, Russia1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
dman
DemoSplash 2014Pittsburgh, USA1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
ungennant
Evoke 2014Cologne, Germany1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
Multiple Artists
NVScene 2014San Francisco, USA1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
ungennant
Revision 2014Saarbrücken, Germany1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
H7
PayBack 2014Helsinki, Finland1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
ungennant
Evoke 2013Cologne, Germany1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
Joshua Hillyard (aka. Filth)
DemoSplash 2013Pittsburgh, USA1st. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
Multiple Artists

Make sure to check our Artpacks and Projects to learn more about our work.