Tag Archives: sweden

C64 BBS logo for Illusion of Reality by Houbba, probably early 1990’s.

PETSCII-logo by Tao for the BBS Virtual Light, online 1996-1998.

By Absent Spinsister, 2000-2004. The last one is a collaboration with Ansichrist. More Spinsister at sixteencolors.

Happy 45th birthday to the oldest teletext service, SVT Text in Sweden. BBC was first, but they stopped doing teletext in 2012. According to recent polls, SVT Text is used daily by 15% of the Swedish population.

Browse our teletext archives

By Absent Spinsister, 1997-1998. More at sixteencolors.

Märta mossa by Zheng Bo, 2023. Moss-rendition of a detail from Märta Måås Fjetterström’s Hästhagen, 1923. High-res photo available here.

From Douche Ex Machina by Goto80, 2024.

Chafa by Hans Petter Jansson converts images and video to text for terminals. We posted about it before but there are new example images that demonstrates how e.g colour and character sets affect the results.


16 colours, compatible with many terminals

24-bit colour

2 default terminal colours and allows control codes for inverted characters.

240 fixed colours

No colours, no control.


ASCII-fill (16 colours)

Braille fill (16 colours)

No fill (16 colours)

More examples and info

Peter Ström from Konst & Teknik has designed for the ISSUES gallery using no less than 57 fonts, which has earned him an FIU award for stupid records. h/t: Roel Nieskens

Works by Elsa Pärs-Berglund, made 1974-1984. Photos from her exhibition at Röhsska, Gothenburg.