The Mohawk Church in Ontario

Mohawk Chruch, Ontario
This Mohawk Church (sometimes called a chapel) is located in Ontario. It is the oldest, still standing, church in Ontario. People can visit the church but are not allowed to take photographs without written permission. I found photographs of the church online. But, I used an old illustration from the 1800’s to make my ASCII art of the church.… Read the rest

Original Typewriter Art Books Archived Online

I found several (some I had not heard of before) books about and with typewriter art online, at the Internet Archive. They are a lot to look through and I’m glad someone else had the job of digitally preserving them, and I’m really glad they did!

Alan Riddell
Typewriter Art by Alan Riddell

Bob Neill
Bob Neill’s Book of Typewriter Art
Bob Neill’s Second Book of Typewriter Art

Julius Nelson
Typrinting
Artyping
Artyping: Second Edition
Artyping: Third Edition
Stylebook for Typists
Typewriter Mystery Games

Winnifred Nichols
Fun with Basic Keyboard Graphics

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A Shark for Rob Stewart

I’ve been working on a shark for awhile. It was difficult to get the curves and straights to flow into each other and not having it look more like a dolphin than a shark. I like this as an end result. Perfect? No, but its pretty good. A tribute to our Canadian filmmaker, Rob Stewart.
A Shark for Rob Stewart
Sharkwater Extinction – Rob Stewart

The Demise of the $.01 Sign

Originally posted by Charlie Anderson. The site seems to be hanging on but has not been updated since 2003. I liked finding a post about an ASCII art character (more history to it than that of course). We don’t think about the individual keyboard characters very often, but they have been around for centuries, long before they were placed on a keyboard.… Read the rest

I Like Making ASCII Art

This post was originally posted to Squidoo while I was writing there. That site was closed in 2014.

I Like Making ASCII ArtMaybe 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.… Read the rest

A Brief History of Typewriter Art

Bob Neill is Alive and Well: A Brief History of Typewriter Art – Original post by Andrew Belsey, 2002. The following is just a part of the post which you can read at the link.

APPENDIX
The Constant Rediscovery of the Typewriter as an Artistic Medium
In the history of science there is the well-known phenomenon of
“simultaneous discovery,” when two or more scientists working
independently and without knowledge of each other come up with the
same idea or discovery at roughly the same time.

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Olympic Games ASCII Text Art: Olympic Rings and the Olympic Torch

What do you think about when you think about the Olympic Games?

I think about the history of the Olympics, the people who have come and gone as athletes, family and friends, coaches. I even think about the ancient Olympians, the marathon runners who ran themselves to death passing the torch. For this reason, the Olympic torch really symbolizes the Olympic Games for me.… Read the rest