via – Arial ASCII Art Gallery.
via – Tiger Ascii Macro | JustinAKAPaste.com (AOLForever). I’d forgotten when people made text art with AOL and called it ASCII macro art. It did not use a fixed width font so it wasn’t true ASCII art and each time you reposted it the font would cause your image to change (unless it was in an … Read more…
Litographs: Pick your book, choose colours and whether you want a tote bag, poster or other and you can have your favourite book (or the one you’re reading now) created as text art from the text of the book. I especially like the creativeness of the designs. Some really take the story of the book and show it very well in just one image.
link via – Book-themed lithos/tees with entire text of books – Boing Boing. I found the link in a post on Boing Boing. See above for the actual site link.
I’m a hobbyist at best when it comes to coding anything. But, I hope this post finds it’s way to people who actually do know how to preserve this site and all the art upon it. See ASCII Arena for just a look around to to help out if you can.
via – ASCII art from FOLDOC. At least twice now I have seen someone call this use of ASCII art, boxology. I have just been calling it ASCII art diagrams or maps. Boxology is less to type but maybe more complicated if you have not heard of it before.
I started at Ello tonight.
I could have made it bigger but then the letters wouldn’t have worked so well as eyes.
The site is Go Make it Happy. I was happy seeing a big, consumer oriented company like CocaCola using ASCII art. Even though it’s computer generated – there is a wonderfully large amount of it.
If I were a more sane person I would have split these into several posts. Instead I have left them all (over 90 image files) below the “read more” line. I wanted to not only share them all but, preserve them all too. So this is an archive of the ASCII art I found on the CocaCola Make it Happy site. It’s possible they will add more. I wish I knew. I’d like to see it all saved. Campaigns like this tend to last like a fad and then disappear. I’d like to see the ASCII art survive.
I have a few favourites and I thought to just post those. But, how could I show all the full dorkiness and fun of the collection. Some of it reminds me of the old movies advertising hot dogs and popcorn at the drive-in movies.
See more of it in my gallery.
One thing that feels like summer to me are ladybugs. Also known as ladybirds. It must be the way their colour adds something to flowers in the garden. Or the way they make me think of breezy summer days spent outside. How to Find, Collect and Photograph Ladybugs