Far away in an isolated Russian village called Kamarchaga, located in the Siberian Taiga, lives a creative and dedicated pensioner named Olga Kostina who has meticulously decorated the exterior of her home with 30,000 plastic bottle caps.

Olga collected the bottle caps over the course of many years and only began to hammer them into place once she felt she had accumulated enough. Clearly this is a person with tremendous patience. The bottle caps have been carefully arranged into colourful, detailed mosaics depicting traditional macrame motifs and local woodland creatures. Each bottle cap has been hammered into place by Olga herself. It comes as no surprise to learn that her awesome home has since become something of a local landmark.

Photos by Ilya Naymushin

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From the Amiga ASCII colly HATE by rAmOn, 1996.

CTRL+C & CTRL+V : 2006-12-07 12:02

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Tweets by Haruko Hirukawa, 2013.

Karl Marx in coloured Amiga ASCII by Lord Nikon.

Arabesque patterns at the Alhambra (Granada, Spain).

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Cultural patterns by Wendy Richmond. Made with Norpak Telidon terminal in the early 80s.

Back and front cover of catalog of exhibition Typewriter Art, Half a Century of Experiment, by Alan Riddell, exhibition at New 57 Gallery, Edinburgh, 1973. Thanks to Andrew Belsey for sharing.

The myth about Bird B (K. Holten & E. Mourier, 1970)

The Monotype (1890) that seems to have been used for text graphics.

‘Lactic Way Nanamegiko and Hokyoku6gou’ by asciiart (2010).

Like attracts like by the Fluxus poet Emmett Williams, 1958. See his Selected Shorter Poems (1950-1970), and also UbuWeb.

via unjustlyunread

Hypothetical Surface 1 by David R Garson, 1969. Computer prints made with IBM-stuff. Not sure, but it looks like text.

Two ANSIs by MCL (aka Michael C. Ling). Possibly made ca 1990. More MCL at

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Written graphics from 1892. First two by T.F. Adams, the next one by Frank Baunelle, and the final one by an unknown artist. via James Ryan.

Taken from ASCII Movies by Carine Bigot. (Links updated 2024)