Is ASCII Art Open Source?

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

Respect ASCII Artists Campaign

Respect ASCII Artists Campaign
Most ASCII artists will tag their ASCII¬†creation¬†with their initials. This is not just about signing your art, it shows who created the art – the original artist. If someone else colours the art, or modifies it in any other way, the artist initials need to be kept with it. Anyone modifying art can add their initials and a note about what they had done to the original art.… Read the rest

From the Original Respect ASCII Artists Campaign Page

From the Original Respect ASCII Artists Campaign Page

Plain text version (below) for those who can’t see small print very well, like myself. The above screenshot comes from what’s left of the site on the Wayback Machine with the Internet Archive.

What is the “Respect ASCII Artists Campaign”? Well, it’s something that I decided to do not long after a few things happened that I didn’t agree with.

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Stealing Code

Is it really stealing if you’re just using the basic idea and adapting it for your own. So much of creativity is based on taking something you’ve seen and changing it or trying to illustrate it for others to see. I really like the layout of this site, selling embroidered goods. I like the colours and the three column layout and things are placed well in the design too.… Read the rest