Teletext Art

Teletext Artist Profiles

Carl Attrill (Retrotext)

‘Carlos’ is co-presenter of the Teletextr Podcast, a show named after the teletext service he founded in 2015. This name was also adopted by a demogroup – the world’s first such teletext group – that exhibited at Block Party Cambridge 2017.

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Dragan Espenschied

Espenschied was selected as winner of the 2013 International Teletext Art People’s Choice Award for his seminal ‘Lucky Cat’ design. He previously participated in the pioneering VBI Microtel project that kickstarted the post-analogue teletext art movement.

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Kathrin Günter

With a keen eye for framing and colour, Gunter filters celebrity and occult phenomena through the 3-bit lens of teletext. ‘Lindsay Lohan Mug Shot Cabinet’ was awarded the International Teletext Art Prize in 2013, with the judges noting its effective use of flash.

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Steve Horsley (Horsenburger)

In a remarkable case of nominative determinism, Steve ‘Horsenburger’ Horsley began his career drawing pixel horses for a variety of services including Teletext Ltd. Returning to the medium twenty years later, he finds his work featured on Nintendo Life and ARD Text.

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Ian ‘Swirv’ Irving

Joined Ceefax at its beginning in 1974 as news and general sub-editor, gradually developing the graphics side of things. Eventually became full time graphic designer with Intelfax Ltd in 1986, designing for a wide range of teletext services, including Channel 4’s 4-Tel service and the popular 4-T cartoon series.

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Raquel Meyers

Raquel Meyers’ practice centres on KYBDslöjd, which stands for ‘keyboard dexterity’. Her brutalist storytellings have been exhibited around the world, from Australia to the United States, Brazil and Japan.

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Last updated 5 October 2018. Lots more to come.