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literature groups - where are they gone?

category: general [glöplog]
does someone know what happend to all the literature groups which where quite active in the mid-nineties?

revival (rvl)
horror of reality (hor)
devious (dev)
reality (rlt)
soulz at zero (saz)

i wonder if there is a complete collection of all their packs, would be interested... someone?
added on the 2005-10-15 22:32:09 by elkmoose elkmoose
litterature groups!?...
nah, you mean ascii dontcha! :P
added on the 2005-10-16 02:23:24 by spotUP spotUP
literature? I remember something like this...



added on the 2005-10-16 02:45:15 by titus^rab titus^rab
yes i remember the .lit-craze on the pc textmode art scene... lit-groups popping up from everywhere... and i hated it all the time! because most of the texts were sub.mediocre at best.
added on the 2005-10-16 03:08:30 by dipswitch dipswitch
but tmb, if you really care, you should check the acid archive... these packs should be hidden wsomewheere between the ansipacks...
added on the 2005-10-16 03:09:04 by dipswitch dipswitch
tmb: there is a mirror of acid artpacks collection on scene.org.. (its collection of all artpacks, not just theirs)
meaning that if you search for those acronyms on scene.org/search.php you'll find them... some atleast...

or you can also just html browse their index.. by year...
added on the 2005-10-16 06:32:33 by psenough psenough
hm, I never even thought there was something like that, I've never met this so far. and I find it quite a cool thing to do, I think I'll talk a few people into releasing one. :)
added on the 2005-10-16 11:29:49 by kelsey kelsey
Apologies in advance for bumping a three year old topic.

As far as I know, Soulz at Zero (SAZ) was one of the first dedicated lit groups to hit the scene. The group was founded by myself (Jack Flack) and The Stranger. We produced monthly lit packs once a month for two years, starting in September of 1994 and ending in September of 1996. We had a niche following and several other lit groups were either inspired by us or copied us -- either way was okay with us, as both scenarios meant people were reading our (sometimes referred to as "sub mediocre") lists.

Lit groups had a fairly small audience to begin with, and like many other art groups of the time, we were put out of business by the World Wide Web (among other things).

If you are interested in reading a short summary of Soulz at Zero, here is a link to the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soulz_at_zero

A couple of years ago, I converted all the old SAZ packs to graphic files (to preserve the shoddy ansi work) and put them on the web. The SAZ website contains every pack, comments on every pack by The Stranger and myself, and some other fun things like a history of the group presented in MP3 format. The link to that site is: http://www.robohara.com/saz

Sorry I arrived three years too late. If you have any other questions about the group, drop me a line and I'll answer you around 2011.

added on the 2008-06-18 21:09:37 by Flack Flack
flack, nice work with the site.
added on the 2008-06-18 22:50:48 by nosfe nosfe
wow, didn't know .lit subscene started that early. respect for being pioneers! =) eventhough it created so much sub-mediocre following...
added on the 2008-06-18 22:57:51 by dipswitch dipswitch
and yeah, very nice site!
added on the 2008-06-18 22:59:09 by dipswitch dipswitch
flack: cool stuff
added on the 2008-06-19 04:00:11 by psenough psenough
wow, that's a remarkably bad wikipedia page. could it be because it's solely been written by 1 person?
added on the 2008-06-19 10:51:44 by skrebbel skrebbel
Nice site, but is it also possible to download the original packs somewhere?
added on the 2008-06-19 11:08:35 by Adok Adok
http://www.candelabra.org/, as referred to in the wikipedia-entry looks like an ad-only site
added on the 2008-06-19 14:02:03 by numtek numtek
Yeah, unfortunately it looks like Candelabra has folded. Fortunately the old Candelabra site has been moved to/archived at candelabraproductions.com. I'll update the links on the SAZ site and the remarkably bad Wikipedia page.

Adok, I added a new link to the SAZ page that links to a zip file of every SAZ pack. 25 packs, less than four meg. Good times.
added on the 2008-06-20 20:17:32 by Flack Flack
Cool. Thank you.
added on the 2008-06-23 19:55:27 by Adok Adok


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