Luminodot templates, via.

From Faces PETSCII – a Commodore 64 demo by JSL, 2013.

Stations along the U7 metro in Berlin.

By Mario Duran (on Tumblr).

Viditel, a Dutch videotex service from 1980s.

Finding Nemo. ANSI by flubber.

NBC Europe Teletext aka Super Text (1993).

My grandpa worked for IBM in the ’60s. This was printed from the company’s mainframe computer after JFK was assassinated.

source. h/t: Erkan Spitten


The Winfield Daily Free Press, Kansas, April 18, 1904

Peter Jaeger, Hoffman Compositions, 1998.

Typewriter works by Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt, mostly from the 1980s. More of her work here.

Manuel Vio’s first attempt at PETSCII, using @nurpax‘s new Petmate editor. via @manuelvio 

Teletype! “We always had nice operators”, via.

dancing man asciimation by brutto, 2005.

Character encoding on the www. Unicode became the most popular standard in 2008 and four years later 60% of all web pages indexed by Google used Unicode. Also interesting to note that Chinese encoding has been doing a sinus wave since 2007.


Eurasian Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) with LEGO blocks by Arjen Vuurzoon (2011).

While this “first ASCII art piece” by Knowlton & Harmon from 1966 can be considered as font-based, it doesn’t seem to use any ASCII-characters at all. Aiit? Besides, Digital Mona Lisa is from 1964.

Some hi-res scans here, thx to chicasyordinadores 4 the link.

Sten Lex’s work for Auditorio Luis Elizondo in Monterrey, Mexico. Seems to have taken about 50 days of work. Now who’s going to do this in textmode…?

MZ-700 Gauntlet character, via