Find ASCII Art Online

It’s funny that ASCII art is still around, still popular at holidays. I started making ASCII art in 1998. I was active in the newsgroup for ASCII art then. The downfall that turned ASCII art from trendy to retro started with HTML email. It became tricky to send an email in plain ASCII text. For awhile people just used plain text, those who held on to their simple email that didn’t need graphics and scripts. Now you have to ask for plain text, if it’s even an option. I don’t think people realize all that HTML costs them bandwidth and adds to the cost of the Internet they use.

Anyway, I started making my own ASCII art again. I’ve kept most of the old art I made. A few got lost along the way. Today I found a ship in the bottle which I had forgotten about. It was on another site. Still had my initials, my artist credit with it. Nice to find it with those.

Here is a list of places you can still find collections of ASCII art, done by various artists at various times. For an updated list check my links.

The ASCII Art Dictionary

ASCII Picture Collections

Heart and Soul ASCII Art Gallery

Christopher Johnson’s ASCII Art Collection

ASCII Art Gallery.com

ASCII World

Sunny Spot Gallery

ASCII Mailer – Send an ASCII art picture in email.

Curiousity and Self Discipline

This was from an old profile I wrote for the BackWash site. It may have been the first one I wrote there. I thought it was pretty clever. The site is gone, I found it via the Internet Wayback Machine,  so I’m saving it here.

 

Life endlessly intrigues me. I have so much curiousity that I had to remove all my self discipline just to give myself room to think.

MathCool ASCII Art Collection: Computer

-=[ tiny computer- 4 line ]=-
_
|-| __
|=| [Ll]
"^" ====`o

           _
     __   |-|
    [Ll]  |=|
    ====`o"^"

-=[ 5 line computer ]=-
____
||""||
||__||
[ -=.]`)
====== 0

-=[ person sitting at computer - 5 lines ]=-
_
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~|^~~|
TT/_ T"T
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

-=[ bald guy at computer ]=-
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-=[ man at computer ]=-
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-=[ woman at computer ]=-
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-=[ cyber communication ]=-
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TT/_ T"T T"T _HH
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-=[ Apple Logo-McIntosh ]=-

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-=[ Linux penguin ]=-

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-=[ computers ]=-
___________
|.---------.|
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|'---------'|
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""'"""""'""""`/T
_/

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-=[ sick computer ]=-
_______
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|:::::::::::|
-=========-()

-=[ Computer w/Sword ]=-

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{88888888{______} ||_______>
@) ||_________||
----)-(----
____[=== o]___
|::::::::::::::|
-============-()

-=[ Prayer to Computer Angel ]=-
_____________
|.-----------.|
A Prayer to my || _ ||
COMPUTER ANGEL: || (o/) ||
|| /_ ||
Guide my keystrokes, ||___________||
Keep my programs alive, -)-------(-'
Protect me from viruses, [=== -- o ]--.
Back up my drive. '---------'
[::::::::::: :::] )
Amen.
""'"""""'""""`/T
_/

-=[ cat at the computer ]=-

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'--------------------------------------------------'

-=[ Does Your System Have Bugs? ]=-

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-=[ Greeting Cards ]=-
.-'|
_.-' |
_.-' |
.-'____________|______
| |
| Your computer |
| is dead... |
| and it was so alive |
| _______ |
| |.-----.| |
| ||x . x|| |
| ||
.-.|| |
| --)-(-- |
| [=== o]
|
| |:::::::::::| |
| -=========-() |
| You shouldn't have |
| installed: |
| |
| -= Win'95 =- |
---------------------

-=[ Understanding the Technology ]=-
_
.----------/ |<=== floppy disk
/ | |
/ /| | _________
/ / | | | .-----. |
/___________/ /| | |=| |-|
[____________]/ | | |~|_____|~|
| ___ | | | '-| |-'
| / ) | | | |.....|
function ======>|.' | | | | |<=== application
key | | | | input |.....| software
| | | | --.|
main =>| | | | | de-bugging ||
storage | | | ;______|_________________ tool ====>||
| | |.' ____|/_______________
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| | /| (______________________) )<== user ||
|____________|/ ___________________________/ interface||
'--||----: '''''.__ | ||
||
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<== normal flow | central ||
|| | -.'.of operation /<== processing||
|| | '-. / unit ||
surge ().-. | | : /
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control ==>(
((X)) | .-. : <======= output ||
device '-' | ; /_________ .-''-.
|/ '-..-' | /
/| /______
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-.____ | / / [____]
/ _ /_____________| _ / /_
peripherals ==>/____________________/_/ /~ )
(hardware) |____________________________|/ ~ ) | ///|
(__~ ~ ~(~~| V// |
overflow (input/output error) ===> (_~_ ~ ~_
) | |~| |
_________ --~-' ' | |=| |
_|---------| supplemental data ===>| | | |
(C| |<=== back-up (()____ | | | |
/ ('______, |=| /
========= mouse ==> `,,---,,' |_|/

-=[ Cartoon Joke ]=-

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

-=[ Cruising down the Information Superhighway... ]=-

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How Lucky are You?


You Are Bamboo


You are a very independent and unpredictable person. You do things your way, and you never know what turn your life will take.
You are very intellectual and logical. You try to think things through carefully, in steps.

Sometimes it seems like you are unemotional, but you try to have your emotions work for you instead of against you.
Those who know you best know who loyal, compassionate, and supportive you are. You are a very admirable person.


Your Luck Quotient: 60%


You have an average luck quotient.
There’s been times when you’ve been extremely lucky… but also times when you’ve been very unlucky.
You probably know that you can make your own luck in life, if you’re open to it.
So listen to your intuition as much as you can. It’s right more often than you might expect.

From the Original Respect ASCII Artists Campaign Page (now 404)

What is the “Respect ASCII Artists Campaign”? Well, it’s something that I decided to do not long after a few things happened that I didn’t agree with. When an ascii artist draws any art, that art is rightfully theirs. No other person has a right to claim the art. Most ascii artists will tag their art in some for or another. Such as…

Link With This Ribbon

Yeah! I got the SnowGlobe back up! LoL This SnowGlobe for instance, was made by Joan Stark. Her tag is the jgs. This is how people know that the ascii was drawn by her. When an artist colors it, for example how I colored it. The tag must always stay with that ascii art. Even if hidden within the color, the art is still tagged and people will know what artist drew it.

Not only does the respect go towards the ascii art. We can go a bit further with their popup files. Anything really, not belonging to you should not be changed without prior consent of that particular artist or creator. It’s just common sense and respect towards others.

Many people get confused about copyright laws and what they mean, I’ve included a few links below to let you know exactly what they are. They are important not only to the ASCII artists, but to any artist who creates. Such as…an artist who creates graphics for you to use on your websites. Give all artists the respect of a simple link back to their pages. All it takes is one or two lines of code. That’s all. Just like the tag on any ASCII art, link back to a graphic artist as well. They will thank you for it. If you don’t know who the graphic or ascii was made by….then kindly state that somewhere in the ascii art or on the website. If that artist sees it, they will be able to let you know. But in the mean time, just make sure that you give due credit.

Internet copyright Information
Intellectual Property Law Primer

Now… Hopefully, I have explain myself well enough for you to understand what point I am trying to make. It’s just important to give credit where the credit is due…just do the right thing. If you wish to support this cause, please download the ribbon to your own server and upload it with a link back to this page. Let’s let others know what this is all about. Thanks, and feel free to email me if you wish and I’ll put you on the list of supporters. Let’s do if for the artists as well as ourselves. We owe that to them.