Monday, 14 September 2015

Superbyte Festival 2015 // Teletext Art Workshop // 12 September 2015

Pages made at Superbyte Festival, 12 September 2015 using the teletext art worksheets and Cebra Text... on a genuine Windows 98 laptop!
Hey, look - the next teletext page sets the scene wonderfully...

See all artwork from this event at the Flickr photostream:

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Friday, 26 June 2015

Archived teletext services online

For the archivists out there, here's a list of (near enough) full, browsable teletext services from UK television past. Now to go back in time, glitches included...

Channel 3 ORACLE, 25 December 1981 captured by Jason Robertson
An Evening With Ceefax, 3 October 1983 by Mark Cook
Channel 4 ORACLE, 19 December 1987 captured by Jason Robertson
BBC1 Ceefax, 16 October 1987 captured by Jason Robertson
An Evening With PText, 2 August ???? transcribed by David Bennett
BBC1 Ceefax, 8 November 2009, archived at

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Block Party 0.5, Superbyte Festival, Manchester, 14 September 2014

While it wasn't strictly under the 'Block Party' banner (we only decided on that name a couple of months ago), Teletext40's trip to the 2014 Superbyte Festival could be termed 'Block Party 0.5'. I know that doesn't fit with our intended Roman numeral numbering system for the events, so if anyone knows the correct numeral for 'one half' I would love to know!

Anyway, here's some art produced with Cebra Text at the Superbyte drop-in workshop.

Flickr photoset for these images:

Click a pic for full size, or see Teletext40 pages 181 and 182.

N.B. Please don't attempt to email me at because I no longer use that address! Please use teletext40 __[at]__ gmail com. Cheers!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Teletext Block Party // Tate Britain, 5 June 2015 // Worksheet art PART 3

From paper to pixels... digitised (or should that be analogue-ised?) artwork from the Tate Britain Block Party, London, 5 June 2015.

See here to download worksheets and try for yourself!

Click for full size images.

Ah, but that's not the end quite yet! There's some extra art to come...