T E X T F I L E S

ASCII Artwork

Not content to be limited by the text of ASCII, people since the beginning of computer communication have used the given character set of a system to express themselves artistically. Ranging from the ubiquitous smiley :) to extreme photo-realistic digitizations of portraits, this art continues to this day and shows no sign of slowing down. Some of these are clunky, and some are too intense to be believed. But this whole genre shows that trying to force people into small standard boxes is never really successful.

Of course, this approach has blossomed into pure insanity within the world of the software pirates, who use ASCII artwork to herald their presumed greatness. Their files are in the Piracy section.

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ASCIIPR0N

The ASCII PR0N Collection, Courtesy of ASCIIPR0N.COM

DECUS

The DECUS Art Collection

LOGOS

A Collection of ASCII Art Logos

RTTY

A Collection of RTTY Art from RTTY.COM

13.asc

ASCII Title Page for SPIKED!, a Game

152614.txt

Excellent IBM ASCII Art of The Pits BBS

16ton

ASCII Art of a 16 Ton Weight

3x5.flf

FIGLET FONT: 3x5 Font by Richard Kirk and Daniel Cabez Gras

afinger.txt

ASCII Middle Finger (With Watch and Ring)

alphabet.flf

FIGLET FONT: Alphabet by Wendell Hicken (November, 1993)

alt3dste.reo

Some Genune Ascii Stereograms

angela.art

Pleasant ASCII Art Nude, "Angela"

angi.txt

ASCII Art Nude: Angi

art0

July 4th/American Flag Ascii Art

ascii.pic

Don Dillon's Collection of ASCII Art Pictures

asciiart.txt

Collection of ASCII Art, including Teddy Bears and Disney's Pocohantis (November 1999)

asciicod.txt

A Table of ASCII Codes, by Aaron Priven

bambi.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Bambi vs. Godzilla

barney.txt

ASCII Image of Barney the Dinosaur with Satanic Subliminals

bassett.art

Cleo, another Bassett Hound Dawg

batgirl.art

Batgirl, Naked, probably after Vargas

beavis.asc

Beavis of Beavis and Butthead, in ASCII

beer.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Time for a Beer Break, Folks!

betty.art

Innocuous Nude, "Betty"

big.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Big Font

block.flf

FIGLET FONT: Block Letters

bnbascii.txt

Beavis and Butthead in ASCII

bob.pic

Odd ASCII Picture of a Bob

bobface.txt

ASCII art of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs

bomb.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: The Bomb Test

bones.art

Dr. Bones McCoy, Good Portrait

bubble.flf

FIGLET FONT: Bubble FOnt

bugs

ANSI Art of Bugs Bunny

bunny.art

Cheezy Playboy Bunny (Woman, not Rabbit)

buysell.5bs

Call the Buy Sell BBS Today! (Ad, ANSI)

calgirl.art

Odd 1985 Calandar with Nude Lady

cartwhee.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Doing a Cartwheel

charlie.art

Charlie Brown

clohe.art

Loinclothed, Topless Lady. "Clohe"

contessa.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Contessa Font

county88.hum

Bill the Cat and Opus in '88!

cow.txt

Cows, Cows, and more (ASCII) Cows

cows.txt

The Complete Guide to Cows, by Eric W. Tilenius

cowz.txt

The Complete Guide to ASCII Cows

cpu.txt

Some Helpful ASCII Art of a Computer System

cursepic.art

CURSE YOU, RED BARON

david.art

Michaelangelo's "David"

deborah.art

"Deborah", sitting on a Stool

delay.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: A Small Delay

dirty.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Someone Having an Awful Amount of Fun

dogs.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Fucking Dogs

dont-wor.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: George Custer's Last Stand: Don't Worry, be Happy

dragon.art

Fun, Sleepy Cartoon Dragon

dragon.txt

ASCII Art of a Winged Dragon

drwho_pi

ASCII Images from the Doctor Who TV Show

eagle.art

Full-Stoked American Eagle

enterp.art

Side view, U.S.S. Enterprise

erusalem.flf

FIGLET FONT: Erusalem Font

ferrari.art

Everyone got together and made a Ferrari!

figlet.man

DOCUMENTATION: The Figlet Program

firework.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Fireworks by Chen Lin

fireworks.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Guy Setting Off Fireworks

fishy2.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Shamus the Fish by David Rybolt (1994)

flag

ASCII Art of the American Flag

fontpage.txt

FIGLET FONT: Example Fonts Page

fran.art

Playboy Jokes Chick, With Nice Subliminal

fu.sig

ASCII Art of a Middle Finger

fuckyou.txt

Nice, large, Profanic Middle Finger ASCII Art

fuzzy.flf

FIGLET FONT: Fuzzy Font

george.art

"George", nude male. Well, that's ONE....

girl1.pic

ASCII Artwork of a Nude Wearing a Bow

girlface.txt

ASCII of a Girl's Face

glass.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Filling Glass of Liquid

globe.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT Spinning Globe

gothic.flf

FIGLET FONT: Gothic Font

graffiti.flf

FIGLET FONT: Grafitti Font

groucho.art

Icon of Groucho Marx

holly.art

Posed Nude, "Holly"

illumin.hum

Primus Illuminatus is Watching You

ingrid.art

Shy Nude, "Ingrid"

jerusale.flf

FIGLET FONT: Jerusalem (Hebrew) Font

jessie.art

Posed sideways nude, "Jessie"

juanspla.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Plan File in the Form of a Typewriter

jumble.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Jumbled Letters Form a Phrase

kathy.art

Topless, Jeans-wearing nude, "Kathy"

kelly.art

Simplistic happy nude, "Kelly"

kennedy.art

Portrait of John F. Kennedy

kings.art

Christ is Born!

kirk.art

Portrait of James T. Kirk

koala-gu.fun

The Koala Bear Collection v1.0 (ASCII Art)

larry3d.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Larry 3D Font

lean.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Leaning Font

lincoln.art

Stereoscopic image of Lincoln. Experiment results: Inconclusive

lovebox.art

Love is All You Need

madonna.art

Merry Christas! (Madonna and Kid)

madrid.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Madrid Font

maxfour.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Max-Four Font

mini.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Mini-Font

monalisa.art

Very large Mona Lisa Printout

monkey.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: The Monkey Gives You The Finger

morgana.pic

Knelling post nude "Morgana"

moscow.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Moscow Font

nasa.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: NASA: Keep Reaching for the Stars, by A.J.L.

newyears.art

Happy New Years, with drunk schmuck

nker-toy.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Tinker-Toy Font

nt-ascf.ans

Shading ASCII: Using the Upper/Lower Case Design Thing, by Nootropic

oliver.art

Oliver from the strip "Bloom County"

ollywood.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Hollywood Font

outfile.jok

VT100 Animation of Someone Taking a Drive

owls.txt

A Small Collection of ASCII Owls

paradise.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: A Bomb in Paradise by Gonad the Barbarian

peace.art

Peace on Earth, with accompanying Dove

pepper.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Pepper Font

phonepig.hum

A Very Charming Middle Finger

pinup2.txt

Nude Pinup with interesting Shading Technique

plane.art

ASCII drawing of an F-4 Phantom (War plane)

prey.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Klingon Bird of Prey

puffy.flf

FIGLET FONT: THe Puffy Font

pussycat.art

Great-looking Siamese Cat

rev.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Reverse Font

roxanne.art

Smiling, somewhat clad nude, "Roxanne"

saltgirl.art

Image of Morton's Salt Girl No, she's not nude</I>

santa.art

Merry Christmas! Sant and his Two Tiny Reindeer

schlitz.art

Pretty bizzaro picture of a Schlitz Beer Can

script.flf

FIGLET FONT: Script Font

seasons.ans

ANSI Screen: Seasons Greetings

sect.ans

ANSI for the Marks Hotel HQ

sect1.ans

Unbelievable ANSI Ad for the MARS Hotel

shadow.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Shadow Font

short.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Short Font

simpsons.txt

ASCII Art of The Simpsons

slant.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Slant Font

slscript.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Slscript Font

small.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Small Font

smileys.txt

Collection of ASCII Smileys

smscript.flf

FIGLET FONT: SMScript

smshadow.flf

FIGLET FONT: Small Shadow Font

smslant.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Small Slant Font

snoopy.curse

ASCII ART: Curse you, Red Baron!

snoopy.flustr

ASCII ART: Snoopy Looking Flustered

snoopy.untab

A 1981 Snoopy Calendar

snowing.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Snowing Landscape, Merry Christmas

spock.art

Nicely-done portrait of Leonard Nimoy

st-char.asc

ASCII Art of Star Trek Characters

standard.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Standard Figlet Font

startrek.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Star Trek Enterprise Blows up Politically Correct New Enterprise

startrk2.art

Huge Image of the Star Trek Enterprise

starwars.art

So-So attempt at a Star Wars Image

sunlogo.txt

ASCII Sun Microsystems Logo

susan.art

Posed tanline-visible Nude, "Susan"

tanya.pic

Wait, let me guess, another posed Nude! "Tanya"

term.flf

FIGLET FONT: THe Terminal Font

tetris.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Tetris Game

texthistory.txt

A History of Text and ASCII Art, by Joan G. Stark (2000)

thick.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Thick Font

thin.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Thin Font

tiger.art

Somewhat odd-looking tiger

torturet.vt

VT100 FONT: The VT-100 Torture Test by Joe Smith (May 8, 1985)

tree.art

Merry Christmas Tree

trek.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: The Enterprise Blows up an RCA Satellite

turkey.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Turkey Goes In for Thanksgiving

tv.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: The Outer Limits Television Show

twilight.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: The Twilight Zone

ualogos.txt

A Collection of ASCII Art Logos, Welcome Screens, and User Information from the Unauthorised Access (UA) BBS of the UK (1995)

univers.flf

FIGLET FONT: The Universe Font

valentin.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Happy Valentine's Day, Beth and Dave

vicki.body

Ms. Vicki, from Oui Magazine, February 1973

watch!me.nfo

Interesting Approach to a Cartoon ASCII Nude

we.jok

The Outer Limits in vt100 codes

wineglas.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Wine Glass Filling

xmas.vt

VT100 ANIMATION: Merry Christmas

My aunt knew William Shatner's daughter, and she got him to sign a printout of kirk.art. It hung on my wall proudly for many years. (Printer paper is also inferior for long-term autographs)
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