A very bold character, a short textmode game for the browser by Adel Faure, 2024.

Logos for the Pepsi software, by various authors. Pepsi was a software (“proggie”) to make ASCII art (“macros”) for AOL. It was made by cpride and dc, 1997-1998. Since AOL used the proportional Arial font, it wasn’t possible to use a standard ASCII art software.

More Arial ASCII and also here.

From Patterns by Karel Martens, 2021.

Illustrations by Otadoya for Esquire Russia, 2014. Perhaps it uses Korean characters?

By Ou Zhang, 2023. From cloud.cb (野雲).

Animations by Lennarts & De Bruijn. via TYPE01

Microtex 666 (1986-1989) was a videotex service on the Australian network Viatel, where it was the only service to cater specifically to computer users in 1986. It featured telesoftware (downloadable software for free or at a cost), lists of BBSs (not on videotex), programming resources, the turnbased multiplayer game Great Galactic Conflict (updated weekly) and a bulletin board called Blackboard. While other Viatel boards were apparently moderated by hand, Microtex automatically removed obscenities and updated the pages every 15 minutes during peak hours.

The brand was also used for a hardware/software bundle for dial-up services (videotex, BBS, etc). C64, DOS, Apple II and BBC Micro were supported.

Source: Viatel Directory and Magazine Vol, 1986.

Teletext decoder test on national Czech TV, Česká Televize, 2024. One in ten Czechs accessed ČT1 teletext in 2009, according to this report. ČT announced a new teletext service in 2010 and launched “HD teletext” (HbbTV) the following year, while still keeping the oldschool one.

Letterform Variations, a set of 10 variable fonts and a book by Nigel Cottier, 2021.

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