System Shock. Amiga BBS, 1997. source

System Shock. Amiga BBS, 1997. source

Tuesday 10/21/2014

1997; 1990s; amiga; ascii; ansi; scene; bbs;

Björn Borg claims to have a bunch of “ASCII underwear”. But… sorry mr. Borg - you got it all wrong. Again.

Björn Borg claims to have a bunch of “ASCII underwear”. But… sorry mr. Borg - you got it all wrong. Again.

Monday 10/20/2014

clothes; 2014; 2010s;

Generative and coloured Unicode works by Ignotus the Mage, 2013.

more here

unicode; abstract; 2010s; asemic; 2013;

Amish quilt from 1890, trixel style.
via design-is-fine:

Lone Star, 1890. Amish quilt, family Samuel Zook, Pennsylvania. Sammlung Schlumberger, Photo Rainer Viertlböck. Exhibition 2007, Neue Sammlung München. Exhibition Daimond and Bars. The Art of the Amish, 2007

Amish quilt from 1890, trixel style.

via design-is-fine:

Lone Star, 1890. Amish quilt, family Samuel Zook, Pennsylvania. Sammlung Schlumberger, Photo Rainer Viertlböck. Exhibition 2007, Neue Sammlung München. Exhibition Daimond and Bars. The Art of the Amish, 2007

Sunday 10/19/2014

trixels; 1890s; 1800s; quilt;

Frames from the animation movie 'The Thief and the Cobbler' by Richard Williams who work 28 years on the project, beginning production in 1964.
Watch the full movie here.

animation; pattern; Op art; 1960s; Richard Williams;

teletextart:

#teletextartoftheday #teletext Lukashajek, Rabbit is Gone for VBI Microtel, 2006. An eagle soars through a 70s living room!
Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lektrolab/

teletextart:

#teletextartoftheday #teletext Lukashajek, Rabbit is Gone for VBI Microtel, 2006. An eagle soars through a 70s living room!

Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lektrolab/

Saturday 10/18/2014

2006; 2000s; teletext; microtel;

The 1800s Jacquard looms and its punched cards. Images from around the interwebz.

Friday 10/17/2014

jacquard; looms; tools; 1800s; textiles; punched cards; punchcards;

Sammy the Sea Serpent for Atari 8-bit, 1981. Excellent text-mode story telling for kids, with minor interaction. Runs both data and audio from the cassette at the same time, according to atarimuseum.

h/t: drx

Thursday 10/16/2014

atari; textmode; atascii; 1981; 1980s; game;

Álvaro Franca’s recent typewritten portraits of Bukowski, Lispector, Salinger, Saramago, Kerouac - who all used typewriters. Video and info at his website.

h/t: Kierann Nolan via Open Culture

More typewriter art here

Wednesday 10/15/2014

2013; 2010s; typewriter; typewriter art; brazil;

Forests for the Future. Rolf Harder 1981, via

Forests for the Future. Rolf Harder 1981, via

1981; 1980s; book; design print;

Textile design book, 1898, via

Textile design book, 1898, via

Tuesday 10/14/2014

textile; book; 1800s; 1898; print; pattern;

Instant ASCII Camera by Vuk Ćosić, 1999. via mfortki
Also check Atari’s Compugraph (1976), this camera/printer feedback loop and other conversions.

Instant ASCII Camera by Vuk Ćosić, 1999. via mfortki

Also check Atari’s Compugraph (1976), this camera/printer feedback loop and other conversions.

Monday 10/13/2014

Vuk Ćosić; slovenia; 1999; 1990s; ascii; conversion; print; camera;

Nice n’ binary, from cpurecords via sheffieldbleep.
Monodraw - an ASCII-editor for the Mac under development. It’s presented primarily as a way to model ideas and structures, rather than making art.

Monodraw allows you to easily create text-based art – like diagrams, layouts, flow charts and visually represent algorithms, data structures, binary formats and more. 

source. h/t: prostheticknowledge. (and yes, technically it’s Unicode and not ASCII)

Monodraw - an ASCII-editor for the Mac under development. It’s presented primarily as a way to model ideas and structures, rather than making art.

Monodraw allows you to easily create text-based art – like diagrams, layouts, flow charts and visually represent algorithms, data structures, binary formats and more. 

sourceh/t: prostheticknowledge. (and yes, technically it’s Unicode and not ASCII)

tools; 2014; 2010s; unicode;

ASCII art from 1899 in the London Standard newspaper.
via xblacktrianglex.
Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave 

ASCII art from 1899 in the London Standard newspaper.

via xblacktrianglex.

Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave Greek Slave 

Sunday 10/12/2014

1899; 1890s; advertising; print; ascii; asciiart;