Respect ASCII Artists
artists will tag
their ASCII creation with their initials.
This is not just about signing your art, it shows the original
If someone else colours the art, or modifies it in
any other way, the artist initials need to be kept with it.
modifying art can add their initials (usually something like
and a note about what they had
done to the original art. The original artist initials are
left on the art, the initials of the person who modified it
are added after the original artist.
If you can not find the original artist, or a link to them on
a site or social media, include a link to the source where you
found the art as something being better than nothing. This
helps preserve and archive the
art as well as giving the artist credit.
This is what the Respect ASCII Artists Campaign is about. Give respect to
the original artist and leave their initials on the work.
Not all ASCII art is available freely. Don't assume it is
there for anyone to take (copy and paste or screenshot). Ask
modify, or otherwise use the ASCII art you find online. Don't
you do not own or did not fully create yourself.
The ribbon above is from the
original Respect ASCII Artists Campaign. Started April 1998, by
to ASCII Artist.com