About

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

Founded in 2008, our group is nowadays composed of about 40 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
Flashparty 2018Buenos Aires, Argentina1st.place
(ANSI)
Alpha King
Evoke 2018Cologne, Germany3rd. place
(ANSi/ASCii)
Misfit and nail
LayerOne 2018Pasadena, USA2nd. place
(ANSI)
nail
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.