ASCII art

ASCII art is something that I never got into but always fascinated me… now I found this “ASCII art” from 1934 created on a typewriter:

Wikipedia definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASCII_art)

ASCII art is a graphic design technique that utilizes computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII). The term is also loosely used to refer to text based art in general. ASCII art can be created with any text editor, and is often used with free-form languages. Most examples of ASCII art require a fixed-width font (non-proportional fonts, like on a traditional typewriter) such as Courier for presentation.

This is how ASCII are usually looks like:


Found at: http://www.boingboing.net/2009/12/02/ascii-art-from-1934.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29&utm_content=My+Yahoo

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