ARTSCII – A Completely Different Take on ASCII Art
A picture is worth a thousand letters:
Here’s a little something I’ve been working on, a program I call “ARTSCII”.
You can download ARTSCII here. (Windows only for now, sorry)
It’s different from normal ASCII art in a similar way to how my collage software is different from regular photo mosaics. I went at the problem from a completely different angle. Instead of dividing the picture into equal-sized boxes and finding the letter that is perfect for each box, I piece the whole thing together like a puzzle. This is still very early code, but the results are cool so far. Especially when you combine the original target image and the ASCII art version with a bit of Photoshop wizardry as seen above.
Just running it on a single letter generates kick-ass results. I think this would make a pretty sweet type-face
You can limit it to specific letters (though it tends to have “favorite” letters for filling in dark areas, like lower case b):
Also useful for generating cliched tripe like this (favorite letter here is obviously ‘O’):
Even cool with just one character.
A few tips:
Potential future improvements:
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