Basics of ASCII Art

ASCII art is a form of art which uses characters as its basic unit of construction. It is an extension of Typewriter Art, which appeared shortly after the invention of the typewriter.

ASCII art generators take text and create ASCII art algorithmically. (html)

In the 1970s and 80s, large banners were often produced as ASCII art.

ASCII art remains a staple of certain online cultures, such as some Twitter communities. Shruggie and Sign Bunny are two common examples of ASCII art found on Twitter.

The subreddit r/ASCII collects examples of ASCII art.

Modern ASCII art may contain Unicode Characters far beyond the 128 characters in standard ASCII.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s