Art Scene

Here is a personal selection of ASCii/ANSi artwork I've drawn since 1997. Click on the filename to see a converted version in PNG. You can download artpacks they were extracted from in the releases section of the site. All the files starting by US- or WE- were drawn in cooperation with other artists. You can also check my anthology compilation containing all the stuff I released between June 1997 and July 1999, and some old unreleased stuff from 1997-1998. Overall, I've been active on artscene since 1997 and have mostly remained so until early 2006, although my contributions have been slow paced after 2001.

Everything can be viewed easily on Windows using ACiD View 6.

You can check the art either on this page by clicking on a particular filename to start the viewer, or in the gallery for easier browsing. It is also possible to watch the pieces through the ANSi and ASCii video scrollers above.

For an explanation of what ASCii and ANSi Art are, click here.

Another interesting reading is an article from an old French magazine (Page 01, Page 02) about ANSI.SYS, dating back from December 1993.

If you really want to know what it's all about, check these interesting videos from Assembly 2004 : a seminar by Rad Man about text mode arts called "The art of textmode" and an interview of H7, Rad Man and Reanimator dealing about the actual state of the artscene. You can also listen to "100 years of the computer artscene", a speech from Notacon 2004 by Jason Scott and Rad Man. Download the mp3 here in 128 Kb/s or in 192 Kb/s. If you have troubles understanding spoken English, you can get the transcript here. You can also get the files related to this speach, containing music played on IBM hardware from the sixties :)

Lastly, "ANSI" by Nootropic is undoubtly the best explanation of the medium and its surrounding scene ever written, and should be considered a reference.

Artwork

CL!-BYM.ANSBig Yellow ManBlocktronics Artpack #116642 bytesFebruary 2015
CL!-CCC.ANSChaos Computer ClubBlocktronics Artpack #114925 bytesJanuary 2015
CL!-SHMS.ANSShroomsBreak Artpack #075015 bytesJanuary 2015
CL!-BCHS.TXTBootChessBreak Artpack #071648 bytesJanuary 2015
CL!-NBSD.ANSNetBSDBreak Artpack #051899 bytesSeptember 2014
CL!-SNSE.ANSSense ImageryBlocktronics Artpack #094875 bytesAugust 2014
CL!-ELND.ANSElite LandBreak Artpack #042146 bytesJune 2014
CL!-ASC3.ANSAscensionBlocktronics Artpack #086000 bytesMay 2014
CL!-BRKA.ANSBreakBreak Artpack #031275 bytesJanuary 2014
CL!-AVD.ANSACiD ViewBlocktronics Artpack #076010 bytesJanuary 2014
US-PB14.ANSPayback 2014 (With Sylvao)Fire Dream Artpack #0219914 bytesJanuary 2014
CL!-ECC.ANSECCBreak Artpack #033991 bytesDecember 2013
CL!-SVAO.ANSSylvaoFire Dream Artpack #0210266 bytesNovember 2013
CL!-AL04.ANSAnsiloveFire Dream Artpack #0211779 bytesNovember 2013
CL!-ACDT.ANSACiDBlocktronics Artpack #067214 bytesNovember 2013
US-TRS13.ANSTRSAC 2013 (With Sylvao)Fire Dream Artpack #0225697 bytesOctober 2013
CL!-TLZE.ANSTelizeBreak Artpack #022189 bytesOctober 2013
CL!-ELTE.ANSElite LandBreak Artpack #023898 bytesAugust 2013
CL!-BRK.ANSBreakBreak Artpack #011595 bytesAugust 2013
CL!-AREN.ANSAscii ArenaBreak Artpack #011226 bytesAugust 2013
CL!-GO.ANSGolangBreak Artpack #011287 bytesAugust 2013
CL!-MIMC.ANSMimicBreak Artpack #013664 bytesAugust 2013
WE-ALOVE.ANSAnsilove (with Enzo)Blocktronics Artpack #058502 bytesAugust 2013
CL!-67.ANSBlockTronicsBlocktronics Artpack #0510766 bytesAugust 2013
CL!-ANGO.ANSAnsiGoBlocktronics Artpack #056540 bytesAugust 2013
CL!-EV13.XBEvoke 2013Blocktronics Artpack #056736 bytesAugust 2013
CL!-FLPH.ANSFluphBlocktronics Artpack #054248 bytesAugust 2013
CL!-HCND.ANSHaciendFire Dream Artpack #025127 bytesJuly 2013
US-AWE.ANSAWE (With Bizzarro)Blocktronics Artpack #0711053 bytesJune 2013
CL!-RNGD.ANSRenegade BBSBlocktronics Artpack #037673 bytesApril 2013
CL!-BIC.ANSBreak Into ChatFire Dream Artpack #012900 bytesDecember 2012
CL!-HB.ANSHidden BytesFire Dream Artpack #019571 bytesDecember 2012
CL!-GOTO.ANSGoto10Fire Dream Artpack #012249 bytesDecember 2012
CL!-GO10.ANSGoto10Fire Dream Artpack #013712 bytesDecember 2012
CL!-HORI.ANSHorizon BBSFire Dream Artpack #014116 bytesDecember 2012
CL!-FDR.ANSFire DreamFire Dream Artpack #012884 bytesNovember 2012
US-TRS12.ANSTRSAC 2012 (With Sylvao)Fire Dream Artpack #0125422 bytesOctober 2012
CL!-IPAD.BINIP AddressSpleen Artpack #035760 bytesNovember 2011
CL!-NCLD.BINNodeCloudSpleen Artpack #037040 bytesNovember 2011
US-EVO11.ANSEvoke 2011 (With Sylvao)Fire Dream Artpack #0113971 bytesAugust 2011
CL!-EL15.ANSElluSpleen Artpack #027646 bytesDecember 2010
CL!-SP03.ANSSpleenSpleen Artpack #027137 bytesDecember 2010
CL!-ODS.BINOldschoolSpleen Artpack #028000 bytesDecember 2010
CL!-SP02.ANSSpleenSpleen Artpack #0111159 bytesFebruary 2006
CL!-EL.ANSElluSpleen Artpack #016369 bytesFebruary 2006
CL!-SP01.ANSSpleenSpleen Artpack #016687 bytesFebruary 2006
CL!-CL!.XBCleanerBlocktronics Artpack #079192 bytesJanuary 2006
CL!-ELIT.ANSElite LandSense Artpack #254632 bytesDecember 2005
CL!-SAD2.ANSSadistSense Artpack #259308 bytesDecember 2005
CL!-AL03.ANSAnsiloveSense Artpack #237031 bytesJuly 2005
CL!-ELLU.ANSElluSense Artpack #227418 bytesDecember 2004
CL!-DOS.ANSDOSSense Artpack #226307 bytesDecember 2004
WE-LNGE.ANSThe Lounge (With Ansichrist & H7)27 Inch Artpack #088002 bytesSeptember 2004
CL!-LO0P.ANSThe Lo0p27 Inch Artpack #087053 bytesSeptember 2004
CL!-AL02.ANSAnsilove27 Inch Artpack #085478 bytesAugust 2004
CL!-PHAR.ANSPharcyde27 Inch Artpack #0611122 bytesFebruary 2004
CL!-AWE.ANSAWE27 Inch Artpack #056245 bytesNovember 2003
CL!-AL01.ANSAnsilove27 Inch Artpack #054687 bytesOctober 2003
CL!-ACID.XBAcid MemberlistACID Artpack #9735004 bytesDecember 2002
US-EPS3.ASCEpsilon (With Villeret)MJD Artpack #0212589 bytesNovember 2002
US-AMN3.ASCAmnesia MP3 (With Villeret)MJD Artpack #027471 bytesNovember 2002
CL!-P.ASCParanoiaMJD Artpack #027651 bytesSeptember 2002
CL!-PDX.ASCParadoxMJD Artpack #027627 bytesSeptember 2002
CL!-LURE.ANSLureLure Artpack #037966 bytesMay 2002
CL!-EPS2.ASCEpsilonMJD Artpack #027749 bytesMay 2002
CL!-NF.ASCNear FutureMJD Artpack #025168 bytesOctober 2001
CL!-FR.ASCFucking RealityMJD Artpack #024785 bytesSeptember 2001
CL!-CRAD.ASCEl CradoMJD Artpack #026244 bytesAugust 2001
CL!-LURE.ANSLureLure Artpack #016830 bytesAugust 2001
CL!-LBT2.ASCThe LabyrinthMJD Artpack #012008 bytesApril 2001
CL!-LBT.ASCThe LabyrinthMJD Artpack #015175 bytesApril 2001
CL!-MRL.ASCMarilineMJD Artpack #013158 bytesFebruary 2001
CL!-EPS.ASCEpsilonMJD Artpack #019517 bytesDecember 2000
US-TW.ANSTW (With Haji)Remorse Artpack #402651 bytesDecember 2000
CL!-HRS.ASCHeroesMJD Artpack #017350 bytesNovember 2000
CL!-USED.ASCUsed CoalitionUsed Coalition Artpack #071734 bytesSeptember 2000
US-INF1.ANSInflicted (With Spear)Used Coalition Artpack #056518 bytesMay 2000
CL!-HF.ASCHard FloorUsed Coalition Artpack #053177 bytesMay 2000
US-GIRL.ANSGirl (With Double Zero)System II Artpack #035607 bytesApril 2000
CL!-ECO.ANSEcoloveUsed Coalition Artpack #043501 bytesDecember 1999
US-ASTRA.ANSAstral Projection (With Shine & Arlequin)Remorse Artpack #3427506 bytesAugust 1999
CL!-FKS.ANSFokusRemorse Artpack #342429 bytesJuly 1999
CL!-BLND.ANSBlender 2000Nitrophusion Artpack #075783 bytesJuly 1999
CL!-ACID.ANSAcidRemorse Artpack #331672 bytesMay 1999
CL!-HEAD.ANSCleaner HeaderTelepathy Artpack #163513 bytesApril 1999
CL!-PRG.ANSPurgSublime Artpack #012726 bytesApril 1999
CL!-GEN.ANSGenuineSublime Artpack #012585 bytesApril 1999
CL!-TPY.ANSTelepathyPrelude Artpack #032277 bytesMarch 1999
CL!-DEG.ANSDegeneration '65Prelude Artpack #032948 bytesMarch 1999
US-OCTOP.ANSOctopus (With Deviant)Prelude Artpack #035257 bytesFebruary 1999
US-PREL.ASCPrelude (With Mankind)Prelude Artpack #039401 bytesFebruary 1999
US-SADIS.BINSadist (With Mr.Wrong & Dying Soul)CiA Artpack #6211009 bytesFebruary 1999
CL!-EURO.ANSEurope OwnsPrelude Artpack #022662 bytesJanuary 1999
CL!-AWE2.ASCAWEAWE Artpack #212230 bytesJanuary 1999
CL!-CAIR.ASCCair ParavelPrelude Artpack #021887 bytesJanuary 1999
US-MILAN.ANSMilan (With Polygon)Mimic Artpack #0716823 bytesJanuary 1999
CL!-CORE.ANSSpinal CoreMimic Artpack #077265 bytesJanuary 1999
CL!-ECL.ANSEcoloveMimic Artpack #077124 bytesJanuary 1999
CL!-ACT.ASCActionAWE Artpack #201777 bytesDecember 1998
US-HOOD.ANSHood (With Taevore)AWE Artpack #205577 bytesDecember 1998
CLDKY-N.ANSNitrophusion (With Darky')Nitrophusion Artpack #075960 bytesDecember 1998
CL!-DIRT.ANSDirt 1983Mimic Artpack #067438 bytesDecember 1998
CL!-SAD.ANSSadistMimic Artpack #065529 bytesDecember 1998
CL!-JIVE.ASCJive ModdingMimic Artpack #061737 bytesDecember 1998
CL!-BT.ASCBlack ThorneMimic Artpack #061982 bytesDecember 1998
US-FLUID.ANSFluid (With Mr.Wrong)AWE Artpack #197148 bytesNovember 1998
US-MILAN.ASCMilan (With Black Jack)Telepathy Artpack #162474 bytesNovember 1998
CL!-BEAM.ASCBeamAWE Artpack #191818 bytesNovember 1998
CL!-LOOP.ASCThe Lo0pTelepathy Artpack #152523 bytesNovember 1998
CL!-AWE.ASCAWEAWE Artpack #181397 bytesNovember 1998
US-EQZ.ANSEqualizer (With Kleenex)AWE Artpack #183569 bytesOctober 1998
CL!-SODA.ANSDrown SodaRemorse Artpack #271922 bytesOctober 1998
CL!-RMRS.BINRemorseRemorse Artpack #2716129 bytesOctober 1998
CL!-CTV.ANSColor TVRemorse Artpack #271940 bytesOctober 1998
US-BURN.ANSBurn (With Mr.Wrong)AWE Artpack #186434 bytesOctober 1998
CL!-CNNB.ASCCNNB SquadRemorse Artpack #261886 bytesOctober 1998
US-SS.ANSSS Matrix (With Avenging Angel)Ecolove Artpack #115663 bytesSeptember 1998
CL!-MLOW.ASCMellowAWE Atpack #171936 bytesSeptember 1998
CL!-TPY.ASCTelepathyTelepathy Artpack #151982 bytesSeptember 1998
CL!-EQZ.ANSEqualizerForce Artpack #235726 bytesSeptember 1998
CL!-GV.ASCGood VibesAWE Artpack #163339 bytesSeptember 1998
CL!-PLSH.ANSPlushTelepathy Artpack #155538 bytesSeptember 1998
CL!-BZ98.ANSBizarre '98 AnsicompoForce Artpack #2320542 bytesAugust 1998
CL!-GIN.ASCGinRemorse Artpack #262680 bytesAugust 1998
CL!-WRD.ANSWired '98 AnsicompoForce Artpack #2226453 bytesJuly 1998
CL!-THL.ASCThaliumTelepathy Artpack #141435 bytesJuly 1998
US-DUNE.ASCDune (With Zarkof)Telepathy Artpack #144872 bytesJuly 1998
CL!-BIO.ASCBiocideImpure Artpack #041541 bytesJuly 1998
CL!-GOTH.NSKGothTelepathy Artpack #144874 bytesJune 1998
CL!-RZR.ASCRazor TrainersTelepathy Artpack #141659 bytesJune 1998
US-RVL.ANSRevelation (With Ministar)Nitrophusion Artpack #073999 bytesJune 1998
CL!-NMD.ASCNomadFire Artpack #332007 bytesApril 1998
CL!-FIR2.ANSFireFire Artpack #337058 bytesApril 1998
US-MARIN.ANSKungFu Theatre (With Arlequin)Circe Artpack #046013 bytesApril 1998
US-FERRO.ASCCirce (With Arlequin)Circe Artpack #041550 bytesApril 1998
CL!-TLY.ANSTriloxyFire Artpack #336407 bytesMarch 1998
CL!-FIR1.ANSFireFire Artpack #328738 bytesFebruary 1998
CL!-BLUE.ASCBlueCiA Artpack #537994 bytesJanuary 1998
CL!-ELDO.ASCEldoradoCiA Artpack #5310893 bytesJanuary 1998
CL!-BBLE.ANSBubble BobbleNitrophusion Artpack #0615121 bytesJanuary 1998
US-SS.ASCScooby Snacks (With Arlequin)Circe Artpack #033148 bytesJanuary 1998
CL!-CIRC.ASCCirceCirce Artpack #033361 bytesDecember 1997
CL!-ISTL.ANSInsitolTriloxy/X Artpack #014120 bytesNovember 1997
CL!-PPCM.ANSDa ProphecyNitrophusion Artpack #065587 bytesAugust 1997
CL!-PPCL.ANSDa ProphecyNitrophusion Artpack #064584 bytesJuly 1997