International Teletext Art Festival 2013 // Dan Farrimond

International Teletext Art Festival 2013 launches!

Today sees the launch of the International Teletext Art Festival 2013, a Europe-wide event celebrating that forgotten medium of artistic expression, Videotext. Or, if you live in the UK, that method of watching the cricket in text format while making your lunchtime beans on toast. Don’t tell me you’ve never done it!

International Teletext Art Festival 2013 // Dan Farrimond

Naturally, your (least) favourite teletext artist has submitted a handful of entries, example above. I don’t think they necessarily represent the best of my work and are a tad Brit-centric, but what did you expect? That said, I reneged on my promise that I ‘wouldn’t include text’ because I found it nigh on impossible. After all, it’s supposed to be tele-text, isn’t it?

Enough for now. When my beans have worked their way through my system I should have time to do a brief walkthrough of my poopy entries a la last year, so watch out for that.

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I know nothing about art; as a rule, 'modern' graphic design does not appeal to me. I like to write in the first person because I do not want to be someone else.

Influences: public toilet cubicle drawings/slogans; WordArt posters in Market Street shop windows; Mega-Zine; bootleg vinyl artwork; Janne Suni; Pink Floyd; whoever is responsible for the Max Headroom hijacking incident; Collie, the Inept Reviewer.

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