Lucas provides a brief history of emoji’s predecessors, all the way from ornamental characters in the hand-executed typesetting of early-16th-century printed books to the many symbols of digital type. His journey touches upon the evolution of the dingbat and the emergence of emoticons, the punctuation-based kaomoji, ASCII art, and even expressive punctuation such as the ironieteken — conceived to denote ironic statements — and late 16th-century English printer Henry Denham’s proposed percontation point — to mark rhetorical questions.Source: On the Origin of Emoji
Visual poetry. The Osage City Free Press, Kansas, April 26, 1888. Source : Yesterday's Print
RTTY - Radioteletype
Before the racy photos of characters made for the Commodore 64, before the signature of Fidonet and newsgroups ASCII-art was a limited phenomenon to which he belonged to an elite technicians who used the teletype with similar methods. The so-called RTTY-art is returned to the enjoyment enlarged by some enthusiasts who are making it available again testing period. These include Don Royer, responsible for this site, which already in 1970 on RTTY Journal published a piece entitled 'RTTY ART made easy'. One of the peculiarities of this technique is that it is exploited not only the properties of the characters to simulate the forms through their combination, but also the overprinting of the characters themselves obtainable by certain instructions, which guaranteed the shading of some parts. Explored between the pages is also a viewer for files RTTY written in java, which correctly reproduces the images in the archive, with the overprints and the right proportions.Source: RTTY-art, the grandparents of ascii-art. | Neural
I'm just waiting for
#TextMeInASCIIArt to take off as the next big hashtag thing on Twitter.
Found at Teespring.