Here's a reminder of the kinds of creative character graphics which once graced the antique b/w world of dot-printers and CP/M before the super-high-res imagery of the Windows/Mac conquered all.

I've picked most of these up from e-mail list-servers, or had them forwarded to me, but there are ASCII Art News Groups: rec.arts.ascii, and alt.art.ascii (which I learned about from Max Metral's article in "Tricks of the Internet Gurus), and numerous Websites...

ASCII Graphics: Signature Logos


In this era of hi-res super-graphics, it's kind of fun to see that some people out there are still doing creative character graphics, harking back to the days of line-printers and CP/M. These are a few I've picked up from e-mail list-servers and Web sites, or which have been forwarded to me. (Thanks, Sudhir!)
If you have some nice ones, e-mail them to me, and I'll add them...
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