A Tumblr with ASCII, Pixel Art and Chipmusic
Text art pictures created with basic keyboard characters in fixed width fonts. http://asciiartist.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/ASCII-Artist-ldb/634101266637391
Curated by Laura Brown
In what follows, we walk through the process of using making CNC halftones for engraving or carving from both vintage and automatically generated ASCII art.
Seldom seen nowadays, ASCII art is a computer graphics technique where grayscale photos or artwork are represented by keyboard characters on a regularly spaced grid. And while it does show up occasionally in the history of computer graphics, it is perhaps more important as a cultural artifact of the BBS era of computer networking.
In this age, anything’s possible. Last week, NYLON alerted us to T_XT_RT, a group exhibition at the Jenkins Johnson Gallery in New York, which focuses on dissecting the changing relationship between text — especially the short, abbreviated texts of our modern age — and art.