"I was reading an MA thesis in history by Michael Hargadon about ANSI art (pdf). It's an interesting read, but struck me as rather odd, occasionally. Perhaps because it's North American? For example..."
ANSI / ASCII .maximum size: 80 * 1000 .will be shown with acid view 6.0 viewer in 80*25 and in vga-mode .acid view's built-in topaz font will be used for displaying amiga style asciis .ansimations will not be allowed .the ansi compo is open to contributions of people who are not present at the party. send your work to pandur (tom (at) drastic.net) or dipswitch (dipswitch (at) kaoz.org) until 7th of august. .if there are enough entries, we will split the compo into pc ansi/ascii and amiga asci
A central UTF-8 repository of Unicode art (which also automatically includes all 7-bit ASCII art), in an effort to further popularize the use of Unicode to strengthen multi-cultural computing internationally.
"This may take awhile to load! GRAPHICS ARE INTENSE! This is a small preview of the kinds of ascii art I draw and color! Most of these are alil native, go figure! Special thanks to Sennaxtor, of #Colorexpress & Patches of #Mirc_Rainbow, on Undernet and Dalnet, for helping convert these into jpg's. Love, redmoon (aka: moonie) (^:^)"
ASCII art itself is considered pretty old fashioned in the evolving world of online art/ digital illustration. I miss it. Those days before HTML email and Flash on websites. ASCII art gave the Internet images without clogging up the loading speed for email or web pages. It was nice. The irony is that we have so much faster speeds now but it really doesn’t load much faster than I remember from 10 years ago with a 14K modem. The bloated files slow it down.
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