Work stages for Normand Veilleux’s ASCII Mona Lisa, 1994. From his tutorial about manually converting images to ASCII using a grid.

By punksdistorted, 2023-2024. It looks like it’s the MZ-700 font.

ASCII by Veronica Karlsson (VK) from here.

Crocodile going through his day.

Centipede Ringer (Bee Fighter Kabuto), 2015. Anonymous author, it seems.

Jupiter Ace, a British computer from 1982. It used Forth instead of BASIC and it could display more text characters on the screen than most of its competitors (64×48 compared to the more common 40×24). It used the same font as ZX Spectrum.

QLOCK – a tiny program (321 bytes) by Martin Kleppe that shows the time, while also displaying its own source code. Learn more here and run it here. We featured a similar work by Kleppe 10 years ago.

(This is called a quine, but here it’s also called code calligram)

From Ascii Graffiti 2 by Dino, 2021. A huge Amiga ASCII colly of more than 16,000 lines. He developed his own figlet fonts for this.

More Dino posts here.

Seohyo‘s interpretations of Jan van Eyeck’s Arnolfini Portrait (top) and Henri Matisse’s Two Musicians (bottom).