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The Principles of Beautiful Typography » SitePoint

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Another interesting, albeit obsolete, use of fixed-width fonts is in the creation of ASCII art. ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) was one of the original English character encodings for communications equipment, and for several years the 95 printable characters in this seven-bit system were the only graphics that ever showed up on a display. Before the Internet existed outside of the military and academia, there were networks of dial-up bulletin board systems (BBSs), many of which displayed menus and game graphics in ASCII characters. Having grown up during the peak of the BBS era, I loved to see the "underground" graphics people could create using only fixed-width type.

 

Although much more intricate ASCII art can be created from images using computer programs, the ASCII art created during the late 1980s and early 1990s was composed character by character, and really pushed the limits of the medium. This type of artwork is an often-overlooked link in the history of computer graphics.

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Text art pictures created with basic keyboard characters in fixed width fonts.  http://asciiartist.com  
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ASCII Art Generator Download

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Free Download ASCII Art Generator 3.2.4.4 - ASCII Art Generator - Convert pictures into amazing colorful and readable text quickly and easily wit
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Images to Ascii Art Download

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Free Download Images to Ascii Art 1.0 / 1.2 RC 1 - Convert images to their corresponding ASCII art equivalent and save the result as an image or a
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Tweet from @UnwashedMass

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(This new gallery of Trek ANSI/ASCII art includes an incredible rendition of @wilw !) https://t.co/5p6ZjY5W7w
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Solving a Century-Old Typographical Mystery

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How a strange face in a random 19th-century newspaper ad became a portal to a forgotten moment in ASCII art history
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Raccoon Junk Collector

Raccoon Junk Collector | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
Just made this raccoon this afternoon. Putting him in the trash can made it work for me. I don’t like making bodies if I can avoid it.
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ASCII Trixie and Luna cuddling

ASCII Trixie and Luna cuddling | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
Un petit, rapide, il faudrait probablement que je corrige les couleurs, d'ailleurs. Je suis tombé sur "so much win", de Signorile. J'ai ressenti le beso... ASCII Trixie and Luna cuddling
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Arbok

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Someone asked me to draw this one a while ago. It was the biggest picture I'd made to date. O_o Which, now, doesn't really seem like all that much. Fina... Arbok
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Suzuya Juuzou by BeatriceGrave on DeviantArt

Suzuya Juuzou by BeatriceGrave on DeviantArt | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
DeviantArt is the world's largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing people to connect through the creation and sharing of art.
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TEXT-MODE : Photo

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Post anything (from anywhere!), customize everything, and find and follow what you love. Create your own Tumblr blog today.
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ASCII Art Maker Download

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Free Download ASCII Art Maker 1.72 - User-friendly application that helps you create ASCII graphics using text and images, and save the results t
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Pixel Pompeii: Artscene roundup: Star Trek

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RT @UnwashedMass: Pixel Pompeii #startrek50 celebrations 2: Trekker textmode art from the underground artscene https://t.co/QzGRa38X4d http…
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AJAX BOAT (sfame) Tutorial

http://sfa.me Multiplayer ASCII Art game. Sailing on the boat. Tempest simulator PLAY HERE http://sfa.me FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/ajaxboat/ PRES
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ASCII Art Anthropology by AlexiSonicKST on DeviantArt

ASCII Art Anthropology by AlexiSonicKST on DeviantArt | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
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Plume cravate ASCII

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Toujours plus d'ASCII, et je risque de vous spoiler l'histoire, à force ! (Et oui, cette cravate est au CENTRE de TOUTE l'intrigue !) Spoiler quoi ? La ... Plume cravate ASCII
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Buizel and Pachirisu in ASCII

Buizel and Pachirisu in ASCII | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
I wanted to do text art to try out OpenOffice, and I did. This took me about an hour to figure out using the program, actually typing the picture in Cou... Buizel and Pachirisu in ASCII
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Milk and Cheese ASCII

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I havent done many ASCII pictures, but I found a better way of drawing them (transparent notepad over the picture), so I might do more. This is from the... Milk and Cheese ASCII
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tHATS hOW i'M pAINTING aSCII aRT

tHATS hOW i'M pAINTING aSCII aRT | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
picture: ansi: bloerp.org/releases/ansi/dkd-c… ansi: bloerp.org/releases/ansi/dkd-c… tHATS hOW i'M pAINTING aSCII aRT
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TEXT-MODE

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Álvaro Franca’s recent typewritten portraits of Bukowski, Lispector, Salinger, Saramago, Kerouac - who all used typewriters. Video and info at his website. h/t: Kierann Nolan via Open Culture
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