Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Modern Demoscene Stuff

After all the “oldschool” contribution, it is time for some recent stuff again. This time we have stickers, badges, postcards, and flyers, kindly provided by Gencha/Titan and Soundrunner/SDi.

• Takeover 1999 badge [link]
• Buenzli 2006 flyer [link]
• Buenzli 2008 flyer [link]
• Demozone 2008 flyer [link]
• Evoke 2006 flyer [link]
• Evoke 2006 postcard [link]
• Evoke 2007 flyer [link]
• Evoke 2008 flyer [link]
• “Saufen am Brechpunkt” sticker by Gnumpf Posse [link version 1] [link version 2]
• “Hackerland” promo postcard (2001) [link]
• Intel Demo Competition 2007 flyer [link]
• SCEEN promo postcard (2005) [link]

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Se7en Collection

After the “News” issue, here is the rest of what Se7en/Digital Excess provided us with. Fascinating materials, including some little-known 1980s copyparties, scene karaoke lyrics, and probably the oldest known demoparty votesheet.

• Hope magazine votesheet, 1997 [link]
• Script magazine votesheet, 1991-1992 [link]
• Padua singalong sheet from Mekka^Symposium 1998 C64 compo [link]
• Event Party 1989 invitation flyer [link]
• Level 21 Copyparty 1989 invitation flyer [link]
• Maniacs & Psygon Copyparty 1989 invitation flyer [link]
• Mekka^Symposium 1997 invitation flyer [link]
• Tropic Party 1990 votesheet [link]
• Extasy-Acid Cooperation swap letter form (1989) [link]

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News 7/1988

“News” was a relatively obscure, yet quite professionally made C64 cracker magazine, edited by Dave E. and Carsten Bob from southern Germany. Not much is known about it, since while there were at least eight issues produced, only one (!) made its way into the Internet age. Luckily, Se7en/Digital Excess has gone through his stash of scene materials, presenting us with #7/1988 of the mag. Written entirely in German, it dates from December 1988 and features interesting insights into the less-“elite” parts of the early C64 scene.

You can download the OCR’d PDF file, an archive with the single pages, or view the entry at Demozoo.

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Exult’s C64 Disk Cover Collection – Part 2

And we continue with the amazing world of C64 disk covers, presenting the remaining part of Exult‘s collection. This batch features mostly artworks by The Elegance and Exult himself, both amazing disk cover artists with strong graffiti leanings. Enjoy!

• Acrise disk cover (“…panic in your eyes”) by Exult, 1992 [link]
• Acrise disk cover (pirate flag) by Exult, 1992 [link]
• Acrise disk cover by The Elegance, 1992 [link]
• Artlace of Acrise disk cover by Exult, 1992 [link]
• Bassline disk cover by Exult, 1992 [link]
• Code 18 disk cover by S. Martin [link]
• D’Arc of Topaz Beerline disk cover by HTD [link]
• Depredators disk cover by The Elegance, 1991 [link]
• Disk cover by Extreme/X-Large [link]
• Disk cover by Sebastian Krüger [link]
• Exult of Acrise disk cover by Exult, 1992 [link]
• Faces disk cover by Greg, 1991 [link]
• “Genetic Dreams” (Trinomic) disk cover by Exult, 1992 [link]
• Giants disk cover by Exult [link]
• Milestone disk cover by Exult, 1992 [link]
• Rebels disk cover by The Elegance, 1991 [link]
• “Sethos” (Acrise) disk cover by Exult, 1991 [link]
• TBB of Presence disk cover by Exult, 1992 [link]
• Triad disk cover by The Elegance [link]
• Vision disk cover by The Elegance, 1991 [link]
• WOW disk cover by The Elegance, 1992 [link]

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Exult’s C64 Disk Cover Collection – Part 1

Disk covers are a scene artform of its own. The flat 5.25″ disks used with the Commodore 64 could be stored in paper sleeves, and scene graphics artists did their best to give the releases they cracked, spread or created the most eye-catching packaging. Disk covers were mostly not one-offs – they were multiplied through photocopying and used by groups and individuals in their swapping activities. While covers were mostly done for groups and individuals, sometimes a particular release such as a demo got its own disk cover.

We are very happy to feature here the disk cover collection of Exult/Acrise, once a noted disk cover painter himself. Here is a selection of stunning disk covers from the early 1990s, with still more to come.

• “Acrise” disk cover by Merlin, early 1990s [link]
• “Aslive” disk cover by Exult, 1992 [link]
• “Brego of Triad” disk cover by Electric, 1991 [link]
• “Crazy Igor” disk cover by Exult, early 1990s [link]
• “Depredators” disk cover by Design, 1991 [link]
• “Excess” one year anniversary disk cover by Cat, 1992 [link]
• “Flash Inc.” disk cover by Design, 1991 [link]
• Disk cover for the demo “Graveyard Blues” (Topaz Beerline) by HTD, 1991 [link]
• “Hitmen” disk cover by Thunder, early 1990s [link]
• “Light” disk cover by Design, 1991 [link]
• Disk cover for the demo “More Than Meets The Eye” (T’Pau) by Mr. Spock, 1992 [link]
• “Parados” disk cover by unknown artist, early 1990s [link]
• “Sunrise” disk cover by unknown artist, early 1990s [link]
• Disk cover for the demo “Tendance” (Powers of Pain) by Bambam, 1991 [link]
• “X-Factor” disk cover by Brady, 1990 [link]

PS: Shortly after this post went online, Brush/Parados got in touch and told us that the Parados cover was made by M.A.T. – a graphics artist who was not really a scene member but did several graphics works for the groups. Thanks a lot, Brush!

PS2: In yet another reaction to this post, Twoflower/Triad provided us with a clean version of the “Brego” cover by Electric. It turns out that the block letters “DISTRIBUTED BY… MEGASPREADING BY…” were added by Brego himself over the original artwork. Thanks a lot for providing an unamended version! Many more disk covers are in the pipeline.