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Text art pictures created with basic keyboard characters in fixed width fonts.  http://asciiartist.com  
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Inn Situ: Demon on Watch (Reflections of Kenny Marano)

Inn Situ:  Demon on Watch                      (Reflections of Kenny Marano) | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
“Demon on Watch” Copyright © 2013 John Ecko. All rights reserved. Here is my first work from the Inn Situ Chronicles visual series. This piece takes a secondary look into the character of Kenny Mar...
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Java Zombie (a tribute to The Walking Dead)

Java Zombie (a tribute to The Walking Dead) | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
“Java Zombie” Copyright © 2013 John Ecko. All rights reserved. One of my favorite shows, The Walking Dead, is back for more high-octane action and drama. I've been wanting to do a tribute piece for...
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ASCII ART Photo: ASCII Scissors from http://eckovision.wordpress.com/tag/visual/

ASCII ART Photo: ASCII Scissors from http://eckovision.wordpress.com/tag/visual/ | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
Photo of ASCII Scissors from http://eckovision.wordpress.com/tag/visual/ for fans of ASCII ART.
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Text/ Typewriter Art

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I read about Typewriter Art in some magazine article or other and decided to try my hand. What did I have to lose? Here is my first attempt. It's made from four sheets of typing paper glued together. If you look close up, it's made using just a few letters including M, I, and M overstruck with X or $ to get the darkest shade approaching black. I found that I could get about 64 characters per line on a single sheet of typing paper, so this is about 128 characters wide.
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Color ASCII Art

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I've been intrigued for a while by the idea of making a color version of ASCII art. The only color ASCII art I could find online used 24-bit color characters, but that's really cheating. Given enough colors we could draw the whole picture using different colored copies of the letter M, but where's the challenge in that?
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ASCII Marble

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On January 4, 2012 NASA released an incredibly clear and detailed 8000x8000 pixel image of the Earth, called Blue Marble 2012, in which each pixel represents less than a square kilometer. The following ASCII Art images were made from this photograph. Click on the thumbnails to see larger images. The number in each title is the width and height of the corresponding image in characters. To get the width and height in pixels, multiply by 8.
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Urbex ASCII Art - Wrecky Rat Bird

Urbex ASCII Art - Wrecky Rat Bird | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
via - ASCII Hotel I saw this and got the idea of posting urban exploration photos scanned as ASCII art. As a large image they would look interesting, more
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Programming in hieroglyphics using Haskell and Unicode. By Nadim...

Programming in hieroglyphics using Haskell and Unicode. By Nadim... | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
Programming in hieroglyphics using Haskell and Unicode. By Nadim Kobeissi.
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Inn Situ: Let it Ride (Reflections of Eddie Crenshaw)

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“Let it Ride” Copyright © 2013 John Ecko. All rights reserved. Here is my second piece from the Inn Situ Chronicles visual series centered around a character named Eddie Crenshaw from Michael's sto...
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Inn Situ: Feast (Henry Smith)

Inn Situ:  Feast (Henry Smith) | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
“Feast” Copyright © 2013 John Ecko. All rights reserved. Here is my third piece from the Inn Situ Chronicles visual series centered around an odd young man named Henry "Helium" Smith who's first in...
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ASCII ART Fan Club | Fansite with photos, videos, and more

ASCII ART Fan Club | Fansite with photos, videos, and more | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
Fanpop community fan club for ASCII ART fans to share, discover content and connect with other fans of ASCII ART. Find ASCII ART videos, photos, wallpapers, forums, polls, news and more.
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ASCII Art

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I want to learn how to write a pixel shader that uses two textures, but I'm bored with all of the examples on the internet. I want to do something that I can't easily find code for online. I get the idea of writing a pixel shader for ASCII art. Here's how it went.
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Guerilla ASCII Art

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I placed a 6ft by 8ft 24-bit color ASCII Art poster of a ladybug at the end of a long corridor at UNT Discovery Park on Friday October 21, 2011 late at night after all of the administrators had gone home for the weekend. I also left a notebook for comments. Stay tuned to see what people say.
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Photorealistic ASCII Art

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In the 1960s artists experimented with ASCII art created by a craft process known variously as serigraphy, screen printing, or silk screen printing. For example, a piece called "Aubade" by Alan Riddell from 1969 appears on p. 111 of his book "Typewriter Art" published by London Magazine Editions in 1975, ISBN 0-900626-99-2. This stenciling technique enabled artists to print both regular ASCII characters and their negatives (white on a black background) like this:

Plain ASCII characters on the left, serigraphic negatives on the right.
Serigraphy enables us to reach levels of contrast that were previously unattainable. For example, the following 256-character wide ladybug uses our old greyscale technique. Mouse over to see the higher-contrast serigraphic image.

Each of the following pairs of images consists of a greyscale photograph and serigraphic ASCII Art at a resolution of 512 characters in width, which is about 7 sheets of typing paper wide. If you had the patience, you could glue together a couple of dozen sheets of typing paper to make an ASCII Art poster that is 5 feet wide and 3.5 feet high. If you stand back, it would be indistinguishable from a photograph.
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ascii image.gif (701×645)

ascii image.gif (701×645) | ASCII Art | Scoop.it
Laura Brown's insight:

So much of the stuff posted as ASCII art now is just a scan of another image. People take too many short cuts to really call it art any more. 

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