ASCII art by Frederick Hammersley, 1969. Made on an IBM-computer (which used EBCDIC and not ASCII encoding), and:

The alphanumeric characters we could ‘draw’ with were: the alphabet, ten numerals and eleven symbols, such as periods, dashes, slashes, etc….

h/t: Robert Doerfler

By CTRL+C & CTRL+V (2006)

 寻人版 BY Mooncat

19th-century Tibetan tiger rug, from Giovanni Garcia-Fenech flickr.

Mosaic works by Charis Tsevis. Plenty of more similar works at Do you spot all the 8-bit references?

Naked men! Hooray! Which is your favourite ASCII penis?

‘Santa sofia’ textile design by Josef Hoffmann (Wiener Werkstatte, 1910).

New NES music software released today: Super Magic Music Maker by Neil Baldwin. This is a generative tool that runs on the actual NES, and you can interact with both visuals and music. Or just lean back and obey the machine!

Download here.

AUTOCRACY (1983) by BASIC HOUSE, a game for MZ-700 in Hu-BASIC.

湯音 & アリス (異国迷路のクロワーゼ) by asciiart (2011)

Square kufic works by Fatima Graham, via. Longstitch, embroidery and needlepoint.

These text/graphics objects are possibly 40 000+ years old. Found in Australia. More here.

Illustrations for Trois Couleurs magazine, n°94, about the shut down of the Minitel in 2012 by Anna Apter and Charles Bataillie.

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By Enzo/Blocktronics, 2008. Check their site.


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! – 2014

Dwarf Fortress or Slaves to Armok: God of Blood Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress (Tarn Adams, 2006), is a part roguelike, part city-building freeware video game set presented in text-only Code page 437 graphics, in various colors.

Untitled by Mats G. Bengtsson (1964)


FAX (2010) by Raquel Meyers on Flickr.

inspirational design. great to see something out of all trends and with a sensitive touch. this is masterful!