08BAS10.WMF, created August 13, 1995, retrieved via Microsoft BOB. More info.
Cosmo’s Cosmic Adventure (Apogee, 1992)
Screenshot of a weather forecast on Prodigy circa 1988. Via The Atlantic; the linked article is something of a rationale for this blog.
1_23.GIF, retrieved via Walnut Creek’s GIFs Galore CD via cd.textfiles.com. Artist credit and info appreciated. Phone numbers appear on image, as well as what appears to be signatures.
UM EXCUSE ME THOS E ARE FUCKING PIXELS HOW
Seize the Day was a calendar program made by in 1994 by Buena Vista software. It features graphics that at the time, were revolutionary because of the way they handled color cycling. These images were static bitmaps, but by changing color values, they appear animated. What is also impressive about these images is that they had full day night cycles built in, rendered also through color cycling.
A few years ago, a html5 version was made. A copy was uncovered online and there is a way to use the program through DOSbox. As well, one of the original programmers for the project, Iam Gilman, has thought of the idea of remaking it, open sourced, for modern machines.
TOKYO.BMP, created November 29, 1992; part of a collection of audio, video, animation stills and clip art shipped with Packard Bell computers.
NIAG.GIF, retrieved via Walnut Creek’s GIFs Galore CD via cd.textfiles.com. Artist credit appreciated.
PHOENIX.BMP, included in the Aztek Masterblend compilation CD of Windows 3.11 Games and Programs (July 1993); retrieved via cd.textfiles.com. Info on artist appreciated! folder is enormous.