ANSI Art Show at 20 GOTO 10 Gallery

Geek Entertainment TV travelled to the 20 GOTO 10 gallery in San Francisco to look at the latest show, “ANSI,” which highlights some of the great art that was created for the BBS scene of the ’80s and ’90s. (And probably some up into the ’00s.) While some of the art is shown off in light boxes, they also built custom 25 line scrollers to display the art just as it had been seen by modem users back in the heady days of Zmodem.

It also made me aware of SixteenColors.net, a site that is attempting to curate every last bit of ANSI art from the era. There’s some wonderful work there. It makes me want to display it on my own walls. Maybe I’ll pull that LCD picture frame out that I rarely turn on and put it to good use.

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6 Responses to ANSI Art Show at 20 GOTO 10 Gallery

  1. lordscarlet says:

    Sorry, I seem to be missing a link on the pack page… and I’m getting an error when navigating.. give me a few minutes and I should have it corrected..

  2. Joel Johnson says:

    Can anyone figure out how to download the .ZIP packs at SixteenColors? I wanted to grab a couple, but it looks like you have to open each image and save the JPG, which isn’t what I wanted to do.

  3. lordscarlet says:

    You should now be able to click on the pack name on the pack page and it will download the zip file. Sorry for the lack of functionality there. In addition, when viewing an individual piece you can download just the .ans for that piece (by clicking the filename on the right). That always worked.

  4. EH says:

    Great news, but it would have been nice to know about this earlier…

  5. radman says:

    This is the final week of the ANSI art exhibit at 20 goto 10, but enormous props to everyone involved, they really put a great show together. The 6-foot tall lightbox piece by Lord Jazz was just awe-inspiring.

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