It’s different from normal ASCII art in a similar way to how my collage software is different from regular photo mosaics. I went at the problem from a completely different angle. Instead of dividing the picture into equal-sized boxes and finding the letter that is perfect for each box, I piece the whole thing together like a puzzle. This is still very early code, but the results are cool so far. Especially when you combine the original target image and the ASCII art version with a bit of Photoshop wizardry as seen above.