The artwork of Steve Horsley and Dan Farrimond features in a new article examining how the Internet facilitates teletext as an artistic genre. Written by Craig Oldham for WePresent, the piece details how the format’s technological limitations inspire creativity in a world of competing high resolution formats.
There is a brief history of teletext and its cultural legacy, a short explanation of the artistic restrictions and (of course) a healthy gallery of creations from the pixel pen of Horsenburger and Illarterate. Why not take a look?
I remember checking the latest football and cricket scores on Teletext, not to mention playing Bamboozle and reading Mega-zine. That’s why I loved writing this piece for @WeTransfer #WePresent. Many thanks to @RobAlderson too. Read it HERE https://t.co/CGxUr1td8b pic.twitter.com/3MxooQClyh
— Craig Oldham (@OfficeOfCraig) November 13, 2019
Teletext’s creative legacy
WeTransfer have produced a wonderful WePresent article about the legacy of Teletext and I am proud to say my work, along with other great Teletext artists have been featured!https://t.co/YVM3otqCYL pic.twitter.com/nY5GA3bXNQ
— Horsenburger (@Horsenburger) November 11, 2019
Those looking for more art can sate their urges in the pool of gleaming teletext to be found at horsenburger.com, danfarrimond.co.uk, and of course this very website. The graphics of countless (well, maybe countable) designers can be found on the artist biographies page, which serves as a starting point for your own teletext art adventure. Have fun!