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(The Atlantic)   Remember ASCII art? Well, it all started as "artyping" and it's been around since the 1890s. Here's a brief history with some impressive examples :D   (theatlantic.com) divider line 82
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2014-02-02 08:03:55 AM
And a car made of Hs.

techslaves.org
 
2014-02-02 10:38:29 AM
s27.postimg.org
 
2014-02-02 11:32:31 AM
(_*_) ¯\_(ツ)
 
2014-02-02 11:41:23 AM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-02-02 11:45:21 AM
fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.netm.eet.com
 
2014-02-02 11:46:38 AM
Should have been the boobies:

(.)(.)
 
2014-02-02 11:48:42 AM

eas81: Should have been the boobies:

(.)(.)


( o Y o )
 
2014-02-02 11:53:05 AM
8===D
 
2014-02-02 11:54:22 AM

Abox: eas81: Should have been the boobies:

(.)(.)

( o Y o )


Saucer plate nipples?  No thanks.
 
2014-02-02 11:57:44 AM
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
 
2014-02-02 11:57:52 AM
( o )( o)
  )      (
 (   v   )
 
2014-02-02 11:58:19 AM

ramblinwreck: Abox: eas81: Should have been the boobies:

(.)(.)

( o Y o )

Saucer plate nipples?  No thanks.


(* )( *)

Fake.
 
2014-02-02 12:00:13 PM

bearded clamorer: [s27.postimg.org image 480x485]


Thanks for that. You made my morning.
 
2014-02-02 12:01:20 PM
You see what happens when there is no place like FARK on the Internet for that matter?

You starting playing with things that translates into art 20 years latter.
 
2014-02-02 12:01:39 PM
One of the biggest (and only) things I miss about the old BBS days, is the incredible ascii/ansi art scene there was... I know some of it is still alive (I still love ACiD's modern work), but so much of it has disappeared with time...
 
2014-02-02 12:09:47 PM

Zaltec: One of the biggest (and only) things I miss about the old BBS days, is the incredible ascii/ansi art scene there was... I know some of it is still alive (I still love ACiD's modern work), but so much of it has disappeared with time...


/me goes to find if TheDraw is still around
Yeah, there was some absolutely incredible ANSI stuff back then.
 
ecl
2014-02-02 12:12:58 PM
pingmag.jp
 
ecl
2014-02-02 12:13:35 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-02-02 12:13:51 PM

ramblinwreck: Abox: eas81: Should have been the boobies:

(.)(.)

( o Y o )

Saucer plate nipples?  No thanks.


You prefer tiny dude nipples?
 
ecl
2014-02-02 12:14:59 PM
www.loldongs.dk
 
2014-02-02 12:17:36 PM
Ok, the ship and the butterfly were awesome.

But there is a subtle difference with ASCII vs typewriters. Either way, it takes a lot of talent to create those images.

/talent I lack
//woohooo
 
ecl
2014-02-02 12:19:59 PM

ramblinwreck: Abox: eas81: Should have been the boobies:

(.)(.)

( o Y o )

Saucer plate nipples?  No thanks.

 
2014-02-02 12:20:35 PM
I'm pretty sure this is pubic hair:

img2u.info
Seems like the right time period. Not sure how this is done with a typewriter, though.
 
2014-02-02 12:26:42 PM
Beck - Black Tambourine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEXaEYpifhg
 
2014-02-02 12:30:22 PM
http://idevelop.ro/

Check out the ascii camera. ASCII pictures of you.
 
2014-02-02 12:43:48 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-02-02 12:49:21 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-02 12:51:51 PM
I'll just leave this here:
BBS The.Documentary Part 5 - Artscene

The whole documentary is really good, but this section is apropos.
 
2014-02-02 12:57:17 PM

(V) (;,,;) (V)


Why not Zoidberg?

 
2014-02-02 01:02:13 PM
aalib Doom.
 
2014-02-02 01:08:11 PM

bearded clamorer: [s27.postimg.org image 480x485]


//done
 
2014-02-02 01:10:32 PM

Anastacya: Ok, the ship and the butterfly were awesome.

But there is a subtle difference with ASCII vs typewriters. Either way, it takes a lot of talent to create those images.

/talent I lack
//woohooo


Prolly been mentioned but there are websites that convert image files to ASCII art.
 
2014-02-02 01:11:59 PM
telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl
 
2014-02-02 01:22:16 PM
Pfft, everyone knows everything was invented on 4chan
 
2014-02-02 01:22:17 PM
cdn.theatlantic.com  static2.businessinsider.com
 
2014-02-02 01:26:46 PM

LesserEvil: I'm pretty sure this is pubic hair:

img.fark.net
Seems like the right time period. Not sure how this is done with a typewriter, though.


Ever turn a keyboard upside down?  Probably the same sort of thing.
 
2014-02-02 01:33:16 PM
cdn.theatlantic.com

Looks like an early version of "Custer's Revenge".
 
2014-02-02 01:36:04 PM
A long long time ago in a thread on the 2006 world cup someone posted a link to a place broadcasting the games on ascii. That was impressive
 
2014-02-02 01:38:59 PM
5138008


/wait, what?!
 
2014-02-02 01:39:03 PM
www.wired.com
 
2014-02-02 01:52:57 PM

a particular individual:   


A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S. T. U. V. W. X. Y. And Z!

/I'm a vampire
//kill me
 
2014-02-02 02:04:36 PM
@ =snail
 
2014-02-02 02:08:00 PM
Shameless plug -

Saw a poster long ago of Tux made of the kernel source code, using html color tags to make it look like Tux.

Re-wrote the code, works with png images but changing the image create function will let you do gifs or jpegs or whatever PHP can support.

Basically, open the image, get 2 loops going (one for X and one for Y).  Grab a pixel at a X/Y coordinate, get its color, grab a letter from your string and spit it out wrapped in a html font color tag.  Increment your loops as appropriate, repeat until you are out of pixels.

www.gruv.org/image2html

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-02 02:20:58 PM
cdn.theatlantic.com

It's Headley!!!!

Telnet to this:
towel.blinkenlights.nl
 
2014-02-02 02:21:52 PM
I always wondered if you could do a database of characters and match them to the pixel area intelligently in terms of coverage and even general shape.
 
2014-02-02 02:27:38 PM
This isn't ANSI art.. Ansi art was logging into a BBS and watching the intro ANSI art take three space bar presses to complete scrolling the entire thing.. Then again after signing in, and then one more time after the auto message..

Like this
 
2014-02-02 02:29:47 PM
Who is Arty Ping, and why does he have so much influence over ASCII art?
 
2014-02-02 02:35:10 PM

bionicjoe: [cdn.theatlantic.com image 570x653]

It's Headley!!!!

Telnet to this:
towel.blinkenlights.nl


www.wearysloth.com
 
2014-02-02 02:44:36 PM
Yeah, back in the dark ages, that's how us greybeards used to download our porn. What used to take all day to download, the Gen X and Gen Y bunch now do all day.
 
2014-02-02 02:45:42 PM
We used to do this in typing class in junior high; the teacher would read out instructions. I also did a number of text banners on a teletype in high school, and then years later with FIGlet. I don't remember BBS ASCII art being particularly impressive.
                   __
                  /  \
                 /|oo \
                (_|  /_)
                 _`@/_ \    _
                |     | \   \\
                | (*) |  \   ))
   ______       |__U__| /  \//
  / FIDO \       _//|| _\   /
 (________)     (_/(_|(____/
 
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