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F Like France, possibly by Marylene Delbourg-Delphis. Minitel graphics with custom characters (DRCS) on a Honeywell Videotex System. Published here in 1988.

Teletext pages from Extravision, an Antiope teletext service on KNXT-TV in Los Angeles (owned by CBS). These black & white photos are from the early trials, ca 1981. The full Extravision service began in 1983.

C64 BBS graphics for Black Rain (Demozoo-entry) by unknown artist. Made some time before 1993 when the BBS changed its name.

C64 BBS graphics by OEP (One-eyed pirate), probably from the late 80’s and early 90’s. OEP returned to making PETSCII-graphics in 2019.

Bulletin boards: Departure from Reality, Groo’s Place, Stronghold, The Addiction, The Alternate Factor, The Cure, Prism City Exchange and Wasted Warez.

Ad for the Scanset XL terminal in BYTE Magazine, 1983. h/t: Tim Koch

ArtPrompt by Fengqing Jiang and others, is a project that uses ASCII art to make an AI (LLM) do things it’s not supposed to. In this example, it writes the word BOMB in Figlet-style ASCII letters to fool the LLM. via

Ads for the American service Time Teletext (1981-1983).

From the press kit to Gateway, an American videotex service by Times Mirror, 1984-1986.

ExtraVision was an American teletext service on CBS, 1983-1988. It didn’t use the British WST teletext standard, but the French Antiope, which was eventually swallowed by the American NABTS standard.***

ExtraVision was featured in the book Teletext: Its Promise and Demise by Leonard R. Graziplene. Image from here.