Artwork

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Artwork (ATW, 1994-1998)

Members

GER 
  • Argon (code, 04/96)
  • Cockroach (code, ex Dual Crew Shining, new 11/94)
  • Cougar (Christian Reismuller, gfx, new 04/96- 01/97)
  • Jive (ex Platin, new 11/94)
  • SMT (Sascha Michael Theel, music, ex Haujobb, 12/95-07/96)
  • The Loop (Daniel Lafrentz, music, ex Gods, new 12/95-01/97)
  • Tiberius (Andre Adam, 3d gfx, 03/97)
  • Trasher (Oliver Plink, swap, triplememb Sanity and Bomb Software, 02/96-01/97)
  • Voyage (Dirk Aldekamp, founder swap, ex Dual Crew Shining, new 11/94)
SWE 
  • Confidence (code, doublememb Balance)
FRA 

Group History

Artwork is a mainly German demo group, formed in November 1994 when "Generation" editor Damion/Platin took his mag with him and formed Artwork together with Voyage/Dual Crew Shining. Within days Cockroach and JMS joined from DCS, and The Loop, Jive and Detector from Platin. Soon after wellknown talent like Tron, Fiver and Noogman followed, making Artwork a group to look out for.

1995 
With their very first production, the demo "Greenday" [04/95), they WON the competition at the Black Box Symposium 95 in germany! (The demo is also amiga demo of the year for 1995 in scenery.) German musician SMT was recruited from Haujobb late in the year. Nothing more was released before december, at The Party. There, the 40k intro "Creep" [12/95] in cooperation with Polka Brothers and Azure's 4k intro "Dawn" [12/95] both WON their respective competitions. One can safely say it had been a great first year for the group.
1996 
This year saw the group continuing to recruit talented members such as the legendary ex-Sanity graphician Cougar, who first joined as a double member. They went from strength to strength, and won AGAIN at the Symposium 96 with their awesome "The Gate" demo - and Azure took home the trophy for best 40k intro at the same party with "Dawn.Remix". Azure's next intro, the amazing "Phi" only managed to come 2nd at the South Sealand party, but was awarded the INTRO OF THE YEAR trophy by us - Artwork's second trophy!
After being reinforced in the middle of 96 by ex-Matrix (amiga and pc) members Skyphos, Sharon and Nero, they released their first and last PC production at Assembly '96, "Proton" [08/96].
To this day Azure retains his membership in Bizarre Arts - perhaps to show they still have a sense of humour? Voyage used to be sysop of the board 'POINT BREAK'/'WATERWORLD' which has now been closed. Though Damion was originally the editor of "Generation", the job has now been handed down to RokDaZone. Though The Loop joined from Platin 11/94, I seem to have him joining from Gods in 96. One explanation may be that he joined Gods, only to later rejoin... German graphician jMS (ex Dual Crew Shining, 08/96) got kicked late in the year, and subsequently left the scene... German coder Axis (02/96) left to form a group of his own late 96.
1997 
April saw the release of Generation #24, where the announcement was made that german coder Detector (Holger Luemkemann) had left the scene. Joining from Platin as early as 11/94, his code was behind that very mag - and remained used for subsequent issues even though the coder himself was no longer a part of the group. The German ex-members of Matrix who joined the group in 1996; graphician Nero (Rainer Mühr), coder Sharon (Oliver Belaifa) and coder-musician Skyphos (Marco Thrusch) all decided to leave Artwork late 97, and restart their old group Matrix on the PC.
1998 
After releasing their final demo "Megademo IV 2" [04/98] at the Mekka Symposium 98, they ended the existence of one of the most successful groups in scene history. But out of the ashes another great German group rises; Endzeit; founded on the remains of Artwork in much the same way that Lemon. was founded on the ashes of Anarchy in 1993. But not all members went to the new group ofcourse. The people behind Generation; Damion and RokDaZone (ex Infect) formed Endzeit, and took graphician Noogman with them. Also Italian writer The Ripper (ex Da Press, new 06/96) went alsong to Endzeit, to continue his work for "Generation". Musician Virgill (04/95-) joined Haujobb. Famous coder Azure (Tim Boeschke, doublememb Bizarre Arts, 11/95-) left the scene. The further scene careers of Tron (Bastian Zuehlke, code, ex Sanity, new 01/95-) and Fiver2 (Thomas Mahlke, gfx, ex TRSI, 12/95-) remains uncertain.
  • Swedish coder Scout (doublememb C-Lous, new late96) left the group late 97 or early 98 to join The Black Lotus - and become a scene-inactive game coder!
  • Lenny Dee joined briefly from Illusion, only to leave the scene a few days later.

Releases

See Artwork/Reviews for personal reviews for these releases.

Greenday (1995, 23.04, AGA Multifile, 3 disks)

Credits 
  • code: Tron, Crash/Polka Brothers
  • gfx: Fiver/TRSI, Noogman (logo)
  • music: "Final Amelotatism" by Virgill
Info 
Winner of the Black Box Symposium 95 demo competition!

Dawn (1995, 28.12, AGA 4k Intro)

Credits 
  • code: Azure
  • gfx/music: none
Info 
Winner of The Party 5 4k intro competition!

Creep (1995, 28.12, AGA 40k Intro)

Credits 
  • code: Azure, Crash/Polka Brothers (intro)
  • gfx: Fiver
  • music: SMT (The Player 6.1A format)
Info 
Winner of The Party 5 40k intro competition!
Cooperation with Polka Brothers.

The Gate (1996, 07.04, AGA Multifile, 4 disks)

Credits 
  • code: Azure, Tron
  • gfx: Fiver, Noogman, Argon (dream dos)
  • music: SMT (main), Virgill (intro, end)
Info 
Winner of Symposium 96 demo competition!

Dawn.remix (1996, 07.04, AGA 40k Intro)

Credits 
  • code: Azure
  • gfx: none
  • music: The Loop
Info 
Winner of Symposium 96 40k intro competiton!

Phi (1996, 06.07, AGA 4MB 64k Intro)

Credits 
  • code: Azure, Tron
  • gfx: Fiver
  • music: SMT
Info 
2nd in the South Sealand Party 96 intro competition.

Blurred Notes (1996, autumn, Musicdisk)

Credits 
  • code: Tron
  • gfx: Noogman
  • music: The Loop

Efrafa (1996, 02.02, AGA HD Multifile Slideshow)

Credits 
  • code: Tron
  • gfx: Fiver
  • music: Virgill

Generation issue #22 (1996, .10, AGA HD Multifile Diskmag)

Credits 
  • code: Detector
  • gfx: n/a
  • music: n/a

Generation issue #23 (1997, .01, AGA HD Multifile Diskmag)

Credits 
  • code: Detector
  • gfx: Spiv/Infect (title), Cougar (main), Nero (clip), Skyphos (clip), RokDaZone (fonts)
  • music: "Tired Eyes" by Azazel/The Black Lotus, "A Night At The Bar" by Virgill/Essence and Artwork
  • editor: RokDaZone

Exit Planet Dust (1997, 29.03, AGA 030 8MB Multifile Demo)

Credits 
  • code: Azure, Tron, Graham/Oxyron, Scout
  • gfx: Fiver2 (5R2), Tiberius (3d)
  • music: Skyphos (main), Virgill (endpart)
Info 
2nd in The Gathering 97 demo competition.

Megademo IV (1997, 30.03, AGA ?MB Multifile)

Credits 
  • code: Azure (main), Sharon (morphface), Skyphos (morphface, lightscape), Tron (particles), Argon (loader)
  • gfx: Fiver2 (main), Noogman (picture, backdrop), Nero (picture), Tiberius (3d)
  • music: Virgill
Info 
Winner of the Mekka Symposium 97 demo competition!

Generation issue #24 (1997, .04, AGA HD Multifile Diskmag)

Credits 
  • code: Detector, Eksec/Infect (additional)
  • gfx: Nero (title 2), Geist and Germ/Balance (title 2), RokDaZone (fonts), Nero (clip), Skyphos (clip)
  • music: "Crimson Pool" by Azazel/The Black Lotus, "Silence" by The Loop (both Tracker Packer 3 format)
  • editors: RokDaZone (main), Damion, The Ripper

Generation issue #25 (1997, Diskmag)

Info 
The final issue released under Artwork, the next issue was released under the Endzeit label.

Megademo IV 2 (1998, 12.04, Demo)

Credits 
  • production: Tron, Azure, Fiver2
Info 
8th in the Mekka Symposium 98 demo competition.
The final Artwork demo...