Cross-stitch is a popular form of counted-thread embroidery in which X-shaped stitches in a tiled, raster-like pattern are used to form a picture.

Clip from an Atari ATASCII animation with sound from 1987. Likely first published on a BBS. It’s called Rambone and was made by Kung Fu Master. Recovered and filmed by Ryan Goolevitch. h/t Marcin Wichary.

Glad Gubbe C64 PETSCII by Mermaid.

From Betathing‘s ASCII video for The Working Man by Goto80. Full video here.

Amiga ASCII by sk!n. Detail from The Hendrix Experience, 2015.

PETSCII graphics by Autoboy, posted on the Antidote BBS in 2003/2004.

Your PC has been infected by the Suicide virus.
I will now kill myself. Press D to disinfect.

The Suicide Virus by Phalcon/Skism (1992), via.

Chicos del ‪#‎teletexto‬ / Spanish ‪#‎teletext‬ Boys (TV channels Atresmedia + Telecinco)

Typography works by LIU DAKAI. Thanks to prosthetic knowledge for the tip.

Hideyo Noguchi, shiftjis portrait of the Japanese bacteriologist who discovered the agent of syphilis as the cause of progressive paralytic disease in 1911, via.

A collection of typographic portraits (2012) using one font (family) for each image. Made by Tiaré Jung, Camille Segur, Kira Campbell, Kymberly Eppich and Sarah Eno.

By Zwian

Sprites = Cross-stitch?
Commodore Computing International
magazine cover (1983).

[Mosaic design, Palermo, Italy, 12th century.] by Sanier, G (1874). Via.

C64 PETSCII by Electric, b, Electric, Exotic Men, and Dr TerrorZ. From the competitions at the Zoo demoparty in Finland.

Arlequin’s ANSI (top) and cN’s Amiga ASCII (bottom) from Impure#73 via sixteencolors.

Minitel Japan

Farewell by Cyonx – a ninja turtles ANSI with custom colours (xbin), based on a painting by Joao Pires. h/t: sixteen colors