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Rowan Lipkovits
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For the benefit of my old computer art colleagues, the Blender IRC compo returns a day shy of a month away -- April 8th, now running for 24 hours to accommodate our European friends. Save the date!

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Video game textmode art part 28: ANSI art under the ZZT engine!
We all know that ANSI art has a traditional context: on IBM PCs and clones running MS-DOS, generally, and employed specifically in dial-up BBS networking connections to help spruce up bandwidth-limited textmode menu interfaces. (The hottest ANSI art was of...

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Super Mario valentines!
My eldest daughter was getting excited about the approach of Valentine's Day, and I was searching my brain last night for some apt way I might express my love for her on this occasion. I asked myself what was a bond we shared and the answer came up quick: ...

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Post-it note 8-bit sprites at UBC
The courtyard behind the Beaty Biodiversity Museum is punctuated by 8-bit video game pixel art made of Post-it Notes in office windows — Rowan Lipkovits (@UnwashedMass) December 30, 2016 And here, I'll prove it, I went back and took some photos. Now, these...

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Video game textmode art part 27: Hiding in plain sight over at Deviantart
"Hey Toejam!" "Whattup, Earl?" "Check it out! I'mma pose for a piece of ANSI art while dabbing to these sick grooves!"   Yes, my friends, it's time for another installment of Video Game Textmode Art. Now, where do you go when you're looking for ANSI art ...

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The Christmas haul, 2016
In previous years through various permutations of this blog you have seen me document ridiculous holiday yields of video game-related gifts on a few occasions . Typically you can gauge what else is going on in my life by just how quickly I'm able to get a ...

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The Creaking Planks have joined in and become part of the act -- we're fundraising for the Accordion Noir Festival and selling ringtones... you can put some Planks on your smartphone for one low donation!

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The Accordion Noir Festival is fundraising for their 10th annual fest next year -- what you as a supporter have to gain is whimsical ringtones by some of the fantastic alt-accordionists of the Pacific Northwest.

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Video game appearances in recent artpacks, late 2016
Howdy! Long time no post, I know, I've been quite busy with a couple of projects -- which you'll be reading more about in today's post! I have more of our bread and butter, video game ANSI art, to share with you, but also high resolution fan artwork -- an...

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The tremendous Mistigris 22nd anniversary artpack is officially released today, featuring nearly 200 megabytes of various forms of computer art divided up between nearly 200 artworks by approximately 60 artists. There's a lot to love. You can download the whole thing at bit.ly/MIST1116 or browse a web gallery of its contents at bit.ly/MIST1116gallery

(And greetings to the Google+ contingent representing, +Samuel Volk and +cccfire!)

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