This is How Credit is Lost

Even though my ‘ldb’ is still included the poster on this site gave credit to another artist, mistakenly. It happens when someone is a little careless, or not careful enough. From there it moves on in time and the original artist is unclear and very likely it will end up posted by ‘anonymous’ artist because that’s easier than trying to find the original artist. It must happen this way for all kinds of art. In time it is impossible to know who created anything. The individual is lost but, it is nice, that their creations remain.

Did Emojis Really Descend from Wingdings and not Emoticons?

I’ve assumed emojis came from emoticons, the ASCII text smileys. But, I’ve got a new theory now.

Did emojis really start as wingding/ webding fonts and evolve into their current versions, dragging along the yellow smiley along the way?

I don’t see how emojis have much in common with the emoticons. An emoji is far more an image than a smiley.

What do you think?

I Like Making ASCII Art

This post was originally posted to Squidoo while I was writing there.
respectasciiartistsMaybe you have seen ASCII art and didn’t know what it was.

I make pictures using my computer keyboard – the characters of the keyboard, the text letters, punctuation marks and the numbers too. I enjoy ASCII art. Working with text to make a picture instead of words is like a puzzle, trying to fit the pieces into the right places and finding which text characters work best in which spaces.

I always thought I couldn’t draw so ASCII art became my outlet to put images from my mind into something I could show in print. (Because no one else can see all the stuff in your head).

My Experience as an ASCII Artist

1996 to Current

For me, ASCII art began in 1996 when I was new online and noticed amazing work done in keyboard text and used as signatures in email and online forums. I had to search to find the actual name, ASCII art. Those were the pre-Google days. I actually found it by asking someone on a website which was a one man project. I wish I still had the link so I could give credit to him. But, I don’t even know if the site is still active, or even still online.

My first ASCII art was a house with a tree and other touches added in. It wasn’t any house in particular so I had the freedom to create it however I liked. It did not turn out as well as I hoped. I was glad to have completed something in ASCII art myself but it wasn’t something I was going to show off.

In 1998 I found a group of ASCII artists on the newsgroups. You can still find those newsgroups, they were eventually taken over (and the archives kept) by Google. Take a look at Google Groups, search for ASCII art and you will find two groups in the alt and rec sections. There are actually even more ASCII art groups if you look for those in German and other European languages. Now and then I use a translator online because there is some really great ASCII art in those groups too.

I met several artists in 1998. My early attempts were given fair critics, some suggestions and only a little snickering behind the computer screens where I couldn’t see it. Joan Stark became famous for her ASCII art in those days. But, there were so many others who had wonderful ASCII art too. Joan was the most prolific and later, the most broken hearted as more and more of her ASCII art was stolen – credit for the work ripped off or claimed by someone else.

For a few years in between the late 1990′s and about 2010 I dropped out of making ASCII art myself. Most of the people from the group were also winding down. Our newsgroup was plagued with spam, our art was being stolen, some was taken to be coloured by people using IRC (Internet Relay Chat) but they also took the credit for our work off and claimed it was their work because they had changed it so much. Another problem was someone who took the art and perverted it into obnoxious jokes and then posted it to the group just to aggravate everyone. Myself, I was disheartened when a set of jack-o-lanterns I created was ripped off – a woman in Australia claimed them as her own. She even posted them to the ASCII art newsgroup and asked everyone what they thought of her great ASCII work.

At the end of 2010 something sparked in me and I once again took up ASCII art, just for myself. I had enjoyed it so much when I was just creating something for myself and then showing and getting feedback, tips and encouragement in the group. Almost no one was left from the group and I have only tracked down a few of them since 2010. But, I found it didn’t matter. My skill had somehow improved over the years, even though I had done almost nothing.

I began making ASCII art for holidays, like Christmas and Halloween and some which had very little (to none) ASCII art – like Groundhog Day. It became fun again and I didn’t mind working alone.

Lately I have been getting requests for ASCII art. I didn’t put my name out there so it was nice to be asked for something special. I have made ASCII art for a print literary magazine. They offered to pay but never did, so I won’t be mentioning their name. The rest has been freebie work and at least it’s honest freebie work. I have created ASCII art for a text based game and have a ‘contract’ to work on larger images for another game which wants ASCII art backgrounds. I’ve also created ASCII art for family events like a friend’s wedding, the birth of my sister’s first baby and my nephew, Zack, who started living on his own while attending his first year of university.

Doing More With ASCII Art

ASCII art in itself is nice but you can do things with the ASCII art you create. I’ve got a list of things you may not have thought of.

ASCII Art in HTML Source Code
Now and then if you look at the source code (the HTML code) of websites you can find ASCII art. Its like a secret surprise for those who dig a little deeper.

ASCII Art as Image Tags
If you know what the alt image tags are (and where they are) you could give this a try.

Passwords in ASCII Art
One line ASCII art can be used as a unique password.

Word Play with ASCII Art
Rebus Puzzles, also known as Wordies can be created with ASCII art.

Places to Find ASCII Art Online

Text art pictures created with basic keyboard characters in fixed width fonts.

Scoop.it: ASCII Art – An ASCII art feed from a variety of online sources and things I find myself and pick for the feed.

ASCII Art Universe – Very large (and still active) collection of ASCII art.

Chris’s ASCII Art Collection – Still actively maintained but a more selective collection of ASCII art.

ASCII Art Dictionary – My favourite ASCII art collection, the easiest to search, but not as actively maintained.

ASCII Art Groups

These are places to find other artists, as well as more ASCII art.

ASCII Art on Google Groups – Sharing and discussing the world of textmode art.

ASCII Art on Flickr – Post all your ASCII art pictures, artwork, or other multimedia illustrating the use of ASCII characters as artwork.

ASCII and Text Art on Facebook  For the expressive artist inside all of us.

ASCII Art on Facebook – Community page for ASCII art.

ASCII Art on Deviant Art – A place to add ASCII art.

ASCII Art Wiki – ASCII art galleries, resources and ideas. Focusing on ASCII text art but will include typewriter art and other typographic text based art.

These were comments from the original post on Squidoo. I couldn’t find a good way to import them but didn’t want to leave them behind. Right now the links to the images and profiles will work. I expect that will change when the entire site is due to be pulled offline in October, 2014.

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http://www.pharaonicarts.com/NefertitiPower.htm

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Mixtec Star Grid Buildings
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No. #02

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Japan
Noh Masks
(any of the pics)

No. #03

[O-JISHI]

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// // /zzzzz_______/( '' |
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| | ./~~~~~ ######) ~~~~///~~~~/ (######/ /~~~~~. | |
| | :(~~~~~~~ ####/ |~~~~/ _/~~~~| ####/ /~~~~~~~): | |
/ '
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| _~~~~~_________/~~~~~/______~~~~~_________/~~~~~
/ |
| ____~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~/________~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~____/ |
| .. _______~~~~~~/ ~~~~~~_______/ .. |
| : : .. ____/________________/ .. : : |
| '' : __________ __________ : '' |
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| /________~
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| : |$$ _______________$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$_______________ $$| : |
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| |$$$ || | |
| | | |__| | /|| $$$| |
| ..|$$$ || | | /....____|____|____/.... | | || $$$|.. |
| : |$$$ || | | /.......................... | | || $$$| : |
'' $$$|| | |/............................| | ||$$$/ '' /
|$$|| | .............................. | ||$$| /
| | $|| ................................ / ||$ | |
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: | || | |..................................| | || | :/
|| | |..................................| | || / /
| | | ................................ | |// |
| || | .............................. | || |
|| | |........................../| | || /
| . | _......................
/ | / //. |
| : | |____________________/| |/ // : |
| >>>' | | | | | | | |// '<<< |

||____|____|____||// <<< /
| >>> ____________________________/ <<< |
| >>> <<< |
_ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< _/
_ _/
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MesoAmerica
Olmec Twins

No. #04

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Twins - aehm ...

Thanks for your mail and the infos. Good luck with your project.

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Quetzalcoatl
(2nd picture on page)

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Dinosaur Skeleton
http://www.apnet.com/dinosaur/czerkfig.htm (figure 1)

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left eye: CJR
Right eye: Meph.

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Subject: ASCii art for online, text only, history project
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 11:14:28 -0800
Organization: San Diego State University
...

A few days ago I sent a request for historic items done in ASCii art. A
couple of people asked where they could find samples of the items of was
looking for. So here are some URL with sample pictures of items from my
wish list. There are other locations to find similar pictures and I'm
not necessarily locked into a particular mask/kachina
doll/carving...etc. If you find one you think would be better, or you
want to make something unique but in the style of...that would be great.

Of course, I will make sure you get credit for your original work.
Anything you'ld like to share from the list would be helpful.

Thanks again.

Lisa

My Wish List:

Egypt:
King Tut's Death Mask

Egyptian Sphinx
http://www.revealer.com/review.htm
Nefertiti
http://www.pharaonicarts.com/NefertitiPower.htm
The Eye of Re

Fossils
Trilobites

Saber Tooth Tiger
http://www.lam.mus.ca.us/cats/encyclo/smilodon/index.htm
Dinosaur Skeleton
http://www.apnet.com/dinosaur/czerkfig.htm (figure 1)

MesoAmerica
Olmec Colossal Head

(top picture)
Olmec Twins

Quetzalcoatl
(2nd picture on page)
Mixtec Star Grid Buildings
you'll have to go
to the frame for Star Grid Building

India
Buddha

Dancing Ganesha

North America
Shooting Way
follow link in frame.

Kachina Dolls
and/or

North American Indian Masks
any or all masks
Chumash Rock Paintings

Navajo Blanket

Europe
Etruscan/Greek/Roman Pottery or Statuary
Celtic Lyre

Japan
Noh Masks
(any of the pics)

Mesopotamia
Babylonian Carving
http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/HIGH/OIM_A9345_72dpi.html
Sumerian Statuary
http://www-oi.uchicago.edu/OI/MUS/HIGH/OIM_A12332_72dpi.html

From: naphtalia@geocities.com
Newsgroups: alt.ascii-art,alt.archeology,alt.archaeology
Subject: History Project

Well, presented my history project in class today. Thanks to all who
donated ASCii art for it. (big hit) and for all those who sent me
comments, and ideas and humor ideas (the humor links were also a big
hit)

The webpage is at: http://www.homestead.com/ntalia/index.html
The humor page is: http://www.homestead.com/ntalia/humor.html

The digsite where you can see the ASCii art being used can be accessed
via telnet at guest.musenet.org
login as guest
type: connect Observer l@kot@ to sign on.
type look object name to look at something.
or look to see where you are.
type any word in <> to trigger coding
If you need help find a mentor who is available by typing: @mentor
then page by typing: p mentor's name=your message

My name on line is Puck if you want to talk to me.

Again, thanks for all the help.

Lisa