From 1882, these graphics were made with 13 symbols (shown at the bottom). This is a modular type called Combination Border No. 16, by Bruce’s New York Type Foundry. A little bit like PETSCII, a little bit more like alpha blox.
Found by Pinwheel Press & thanks to Marcin Wichary for the tip.
LetraTime, a German magazine from 1975. This cover won ITC’s first Upper and Lower Case International Typographics Competition.
More info. h/t: Tim Koch
Until Perfect Comes. By Vasundhara Pachisia, 2014/2015. Damaged Holga photo of a design made with her custom typface Ode to Victor Vasarely.