A report on ANSI art

Example of long-form ANSI artwork

Computer art form that was widely used at one time on bulletin board systems.

- ANSI art
Example of long-form ANSI artwork

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ACiD Productions

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Digital art group.

Digital art group.

Founded in 1990, the group originally specialized in ANSI artwork for BBSes.

ASCII art version of the Wikipedia logo

ASCII art

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Graphic design technique that uses computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII).

Graphic design technique that uses computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII).

ASCII art version of the Wikipedia logo
ASCII art version of the Wikipedia logo
ASCII art version of the Wikipedia logo
"Oldskool" or "Amiga" style
"Newskool" style
"Block" or "High ASCII" style, cf. ANSI art
The alphabet in Newskool (Note: artificially shrunk vertically)
Dag Hammarskjöld, printout from teleprinter 1961-62
Illustration of the constellation "Sirius" from a 9th-century astronomical manuscript
A portion of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 6 January 1875, showing advertisements made from typewriter art.
There are 95 printable ASCII characters, numbered 32 to 126.
A tank and truck made using ASCII art
Block ASCII display via Notepad versus ACiDView for Windows
Oldschool/Amiga ASCII look on Commodore Amiga Computer versus look on the IBM PC (notice the tight spacing)
Newskool ASCII screenshot
Monā (モナー) Posted on 2channel (2ちゃんねる) in 2000
Gikoneko (ギコ猫) Posted on 2channel (2ちゃんねる) in 2000
A self-propelled howitzer and truck made using ASCII art

If this method is used then the art becomes known as ANSI art.

Sample ANSI by TheSoft loaded in TheDraw

TheDraw

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Sample ANSI by TheSoft loaded in TheDraw
Sample ANSI by TheSoft loaded in TheDraw

TheDraw is a text editor for MS-DOS to create ANSI and animations as well as ASCII art.

ICE Advertisements

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Digital art group founded in Canada by Many Axe (later Frozen Tormentor) in 1991.

Digital art group founded in Canada by Many Axe (later Frozen Tormentor) in 1991.

Artwork in high resolution VGA format
Artwork with ANSI and VGA

The group originally specialized in the creation of ANSI artwork for BBSes and MCGA graphics.

A welcome screen for the Free-net bulletin board, from 1994

Bulletin board system

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Computer server running software that allows users to connect to the system using a terminal program.

Computer server running software that allows users to connect to the system using a terminal program.

A welcome screen for the Free-net bulletin board, from 1994
Ward Christensen holds an expansion card from the original CBBS S-100 host machine.
The 300 baud Smartmodem led to an initial wave of early BBS systems.
Amiga 3000 running a two-line BBS
Welcome screen of Neon#2 BBS (Tornado)
BBS ANSI Login Screen example

Most of the information was displayed using ordinary ASCII text or ANSI art, but a number of systems attempted character-based graphical user interfaces which began to be practical at 2400 bit/s.

Screenshot from within the PabloDraw text editor.

PabloDraw

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Screenshot from within the PabloDraw text editor.

PabloDraw is a cross-platform text editor designed for creating ANSI and ASCII art, similar to that of its MS-DOS-based predecessors; ACiDDraw (1994) and TheDraw (1986).

ANSI.SYS

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Device driver in the DOS family of operating systems that provides extra console functions through ANSI escape sequences.

Device driver in the DOS family of operating systems that provides extra console functions through ANSI escape sequences.

These uses were overshadowed by the use of ANSI.SYS in BBSes; ANSI escape sequences were used to enable BBSes to send text graphics more elaborate than ASCII art, and to control the cursor in ways that were used in a number of online games and similar features.

Screenshot from Second Reality, a demo by Future Crew.

Demoscene

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International computer art subculture focused on producing demos: self-contained, sometimes extremely small, computer programs that produce audiovisual presentations.

International computer art subculture focused on producing demos: self-contained, sometimes extremely small, computer programs that produce audiovisual presentations.

Screenshot from Second Reality, a demo by Future Crew.
PC-Demo: Interceptor by Black Maiden.
Assembly 2004 – a combination of a demoparty and a LAN party
Evoke 2002: Spectators at one of the demoshow rooms watch computer animations in 3D.

In the oldskool department techniques of the past like ASCII/ANSI art, pixel graphics, chipmusic are constantly being used.

Fire (artscene group)

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Fire "hirez" artwork.
Fire artwork in ANSI format.

Fire, later known as Fire Graphics, was an underground computer artscene group that released ANSI, ASCII, and high resolution artwork from 1994 to 1998.