Incredible ASCII Art

Every once in a while you stumble on something really exceptional. For example, consider the two links below:

In case those links go down, here are screengrabs of the links above. They are not as impressive as the real thing, but they will give you a good idea of the detail and complexity of these pages:

ASCII Superman ASCII Powergirl

Ok, so this is not pure ASCII art. These images use color, but hell – I’m still impressed.

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5 Responses to Incredible ASCII Art

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  2. Not ASCII art at all UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    Uh… that isn’t even close to impressive – guess how they did it?

    1. typed a bunch of random 1’s and 0’s.
    2. Made the 1’s and 0’s transparent, background black.
    3. pasted the entire thing over a picture of whatever they wanted.

    Takes about 2 minutes.

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  3. Luke Maciak UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows Terminalist says:

    @Not ASCII art at all: Actually, it’s even simpler than that. There is software out there that will take a JPG or PNG file and output something like the stuff above. It takes 5 seconds.

    Not ASCII art indeed.

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  4. Ed UNITED STATES Mozilla Firefox Windows says:

    I saw one once which was a massive close up of the Joker with his hands tangled in his hair. I was impressed by it. (I hope it wasn’t a scan and translate job) and have been trying to find it ever since!

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  5. Harry Fisher UNITED STATES Google Chrome Windows says:

    @ Not ASCII art at all:
    Actually I’m not sure what they did to it here but this picture was originally done around 1995 and it was actually text. They didn’t have JPG to ASCII pictures back then. At the time these were pretty impressive but you’re correct, nowadays it’s not too big a deal considering the tools available now.

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