Typewriter art as a Christmas tree, as a stamp. They have others which look like postmark stamps too. I feel I should try to make my own but I haven’t had a typewriter for years. Source: Stamping All Day – clear Christmas Tree stamp made with typewriter font
(Link via the Internet Archives, the original site is now something else. I wanted to save the post so I have made my own archive of the contents here.)
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(Based on Edmund Feldman’s Critical Performance)
Concrete poetry is poetry in which the text itself forms a picture on the page.
Found on an old site. Link via the Wayback Machine.
I make ASCII art. I started in 1998 and I still take time to type out a picture now and then. Usually, the holidays inspire me to get creative with the keyboard. Making art is a nice change from using the keyboard to type out word and sentences.
Finding Notepad on a Windows Computer
Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Notepad
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Emoticons, also known as smileys, are used to convey emotion in your writing. They are a great way to use text in an otherwise flat email. Emoticons can also show when you are teasing versus being serious.
Making emoticons is as simple as typing anything else on your keyboard. Look down there at your fingers, find the characters, press and release.… Read the rest
Note – This was originally posted to a friend’s site in 2011. Her site is down now so I’ve reposted it, mostly for myself, here.
I’ve been working with ASCII Art again this year. It’s been awhile since I was active in the old ASCII art groups or wrote about it for WZ.com as a newsletter.… Read the rest
Some people get peeved because I don’t offer my art in a plain text file. I don’t like having my ASCII ripped off, as it so often and easily is. So, for the past few years, I only post an image file (a .png screen capture from NotePad usually). It still gets ripped off because people like to assume any ASCII art is free, like free software in price and availability.… Read the rest
The original source for this post is gone/ broken. I could not find the post elsewhere. Keeping as an archive here so the information is not lost.
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1963: ASCII Debuts – By Mary Brandel – 04/12/99
If it weren’t for a particular development in 1963, we wouldn’t have e-mail and there would be no World Wide Web.
Don’t be afraid to make your own ASCII art. Of course it won’t look just as you imagine, or want, right away. Mine didn’t. There are still ideas I start working on and end up deleting because they just aren’t working out. If something still has hope, I keep it. The point is, don’t get discouraged too easily.… Read the rest