1. What is ANSIArt?
(by:Frederic Cambus http://www.cambus.net)
Introduce ANSI Art in the world.
(by:Andreas Freise http://www.ascii-art.de/)
([url=http://t.cn/zWC0Vqs]http://t.cn/zWC0Vqs No.257 )
2.Why a show?
With the development of the Internet, the traditional art ANSI Art is disappearing with DOS, newgroups and BBS not popular anymore. Only a few ANSI artist left are still active.
(by:percyshelley,Van Gogh Starry Night. http://ansiart.org/13895 )
(by:wut, Butterfly. http://ansiart.org/12347)
(by:flubber, Drops on the Cola。http://ansiart.org/15983 )
(by:Gatchaman,[Hero]Nameless(Jet LI).http://ansiart.org/16839 )
To prevent the outstanding ANSI Art works from vanishing, the website http://ansiart.org in 2003 is established in 2003 to archive and display the best Chinese works.
Then http://sixteencolors.net for English works, and then http://ansi.loli.tw for taiwan. All of them runs very well as the library of ANSI art, but these efforts are too small compared to the fast developing world.
Now we decide to hold an show for ANSI Art, for a special memory contributed to our common hobby tied to our young and passion. It is not mean to revive ANSI Art: We just want to tell others, that there is such an art exists on the earth.
3.What to do?
With help of Guokr(http://www.goukr.com) as the support from Youthplan, an ANSI Art show is going to be held on Aug, 2013 in Beijing.(Beijing was once the base camp of ANSI Art in the mainland.) There is going to be 60-100 square meters for the show.
You can enjoy not only the best works and a wonderful introduction speech on the show, but also free ANSI Art postcards and a beginner course. Moreover,albums are prepared for ANSI Art friends, with a price to cover the cost.
4.Online shows we did before
ANSI Artists in China did more than drawing:
Apr.,2003 - Sep. 2003
The first ANSI Art Symposium between mainland and Taiwan based on Zixia BBS(telnet://zixia.net) and Purple Garden BBS (Incorporated to PTT(telnet://ptt.cc)).
The artists in mainland got a comprehensive understanding of color block, while artists in taiwan started to recognize lines in another way.
Apr.,2003 - May. 2004
Collective creation of Zixia font, which covers 3775 Chinese charactors listed by GB2312, by Artists on Zixia BBS.
The font was later used by sogou input (The most popular input method in China now) as "Sogow Cool Font".
Nov. 2004 - Apr. 2006
Occasional personal show on Zixia BBS.
Many artists presented experience while showing works and brought lively discusstion.
Special work for May. 12 earthquake in Wenchuan. http://ansiart.org/tag/quake512
ACE 2008 Joint Show of Shuimu BBS (Tsinghua University, telnet://bbs.newsmth.net ) and Riyueguanghua BBS (Fudan University telnet://bbs.fudan.edu.cn).
ACE 2009 Joint Show of Shuimu BBS (Qinghua University), Riyueguanghua BBS (Fudan University), Lansexingkong BBS (Sichuan University,telnet://lsxk.org) and Weiming BBS (Peking University,telnet://bbs.pku.edu.cn).
The second organised discussion between mainland and Taiwan.
Things I did these years
Designed bookmarks based on my works.
Produced my personal ANSI Art album
Designed an ANSI Art postcard.
Stamped from space post office and send to friends.
2003 - 2011
Published 11 ebooks about ANSI Art. Most are available on
Give a lecture.