Illustrations from David Scheirer at studio tuesday. I like the colours and the simple style, especially with these Northern Lights images, kind of magical.
Can’t found how many times I felt like this, even when I did keep a watch.
I especially like the choice of seasons, summer or winter. Maybe she will make more.
This is the illustration used to show liberated women in Middle East (and other cultures). In our culture we see these women as free, liberated and modern.
But it is just a reflection of our own culture looking back at us? Are these women really free, or are they just moving from one culture to another, each oppressive in it’s own way. #SlavestoFashion
ource: Once Upon a Time in Afghanistan…
An ASCII art train for Illustration Friday.
I’ve been making ASCII art since 1998. I’m a great fan of the FixedSys font. It is a monospace font which works very well for illustrating with text. The individual characters are plain and straight up and down, without many flourishes. (Plain fonts, without flourishes are called sans-serif). FixedSys is also a text which displays on the dark side. This is nice compared to some monospace fonts which give a very light, thin display.
However, Windows Vista was the first new computer I bought where I noticed the FixedSys font is missing. I looked for it, tried other font options, but was not really happy. So I went online to see what people were writing about it.
I now know that FixedSys has been given an upgrade of sorts and is now known as Consolas. I found Consolas and gave it a try. It is nice, smoother than the old FixedSys. But, I am a bit of a traditionalist, loyal to whatever I liked first.
While searching I found the font called FixedSys Excelsior. It is like the old fashioned FixedSys but it is less smooth than the new Consolas font. You can see a pretty drastic difference in the two fonts when I show them in an ASCII art illustration of the Canadian flag.
Monospaced Fonts to Try
- FixedSys Excelsior
- Fixed-width fonts
- Consolas – FontZone
- DejaVu Fonts
- fixedsys: true type font
- Basic > Fixed width fonts | dafont.com
- Coding Horror: Progamming Fonts
- Font Squirrel | Free Font Inconsolata by Raph Levien
- ProTEXT – Dark Courier Download as a TTF File
- Dark Courier True Type Font – HP Business Support Center