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Ansi Graphics

Ansi Graphics, also known as ASCII art, is a type of digital art created using text characters from a specific type of font. This style of art emerged in the 1970s and 1980s, during the early days of personal computers and bulletin board systems (BBS). It was a popular way for computer enthusiasts to express their creativity and share their artwork with others online. The characters used in Ansi Graphics are typically limited to the 128 characters of the ASCII character set, which includes letters, numbers, and symbols. However, some artists have developed specialized character sets, known as extended ASCII, which include additional characters that can be used to create more complex designs. Ansi Graphics can be created using a variety of software tools, including specialized editors designed specifically for this purpose. These editors provide a range of features, such as the ability to change colors, adjust character spacing, and add shading and other effects. Today, Ansi Graphics is still used by a dedicated community of artists and enthusiasts, who continue to create new and innovative designs using this unique medium. While it may not be as widely used as it once was, Ansi Graphics remains an important part of the history of digital art and computer culture.

digital art, ASCII art, computer culture, extended ASCII, character set

Charles Jones

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Ansi Graphics

Ansi Graphics is a type of art created using text characters from a specific type of font. It is often colorful, and the style is often used in video game titles, movie posters, and logos. Ansi Graphics is credited to an artist known as The Vague and some of his most famous works include Asylum and The Veldt.

ASCII Art, Typography, Typeface, Digital Art.

Olga Ivanova

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