How emoji conquered the world
ASCII art kaomoji were already around at the time, but they were a pain to enter on a cellphone since they were composed with multiple characters. Kurita was looking for a simpler solution.
Text art pictures created with basic keyboard characters in fixed width fonts. http://asciiartist.com
Curated by Laura Brown
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It works if you want to try it on the site.
ASCII art is a graphic design technique that uses computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII).
The site comes up 404 but I found it through the Wayback Machine. The actual plugin is still on WordPress.com but not updated in years.
WordPress minimalist - ASCII themes
2 columns, right sidebar, no images, widget ready, WP 2.2 compatible
I haven't tried it. But I wonder if it would show ASCII art without changing the font and mucking up the formatting.