Artists give Teletext a new purpose

Next month and into September, Berlin will play host to the International Teletext Art Festival (ITAF). Teletext, a basic information service delivered over analogue TV signals, was once prevalent across Europe before becoming increasingly obsolete in the internet age. In the UK, the BBC switched off the very first teletext service Ceefax back in 2012, but similar systems are still active in several countries. The graphically challenged medium continues to be relevant in other ways, however, with plenty of digital artists adopting the simple format. Sponsored by various European teletext operators, the ITAF is now in its third year of showcasing the best in pixelated pieces. Check out the gallery below for select works from last year's event.

[Image credit: Good Times by Dan Farrimond]