Digitiser Star Pinups

Part of the unique visual appeal of Digitiser was the warped graphics that filled its pages alongside the games writing. Not only did Mr Biffo have an extensive knowledge of games, but he was one of Teletext Ltd's leading graphic artists too, responsible for so much of the way the service looked. While that meant producing pictures of palm trees and footballs for everybody else, for Digi he could let rip and effectively doodle on the page. The results of this were too numerous to mention, but in the first few years of its life Digi published full-frame portraits of celebrities major and minor, from Oscar-winning actors to contemporary soap stars, leading pop stars to the original guitarist in obscure indie bands (Drugstore's Dave Hunter also worked at Teletext). Of course, these were all twisted caricatures played for funnees rather than genuine attempts to portray the people concerned - though they had a bit more respect for their Panel 4 columnists (well, Violet Berlin, anyway). A selection of these images can be gazed at below, mmmm, mmmm:


Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 1995

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001

Digitiser, Teletext - 2001


Do you know of any important moments from the annals of Digi history that have been omitted? If so, then mail me (superpage58@gmail.com) right now, man. Credit will be duly given for anything that gets put up.

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