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Favourite ASCII art

Wikipedia's definition of ASCII art:

ASCII art is a 20th century art movement that utilizes computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard...

One day I was browsing deviantART's "text art" category and collected my favourite typography and ascii art I found on the web. This is here the collection of the ascii art I liked the most.
First of all I have to admit that I removed the initials of the artists from some of the images. Most of these images are from Jaon G. Stark's huge and amazing gallery, the other half from various people I listed below along with their names, initials and - if availabe - link to their homepages.
More detailed "Who is who in ASCII art" can be found here and here. (Many link are broken, though.) Images from unknown authors were taken from ascii-art.de or Goran Gajic's page.

1. Micro, small and a few bigger ASCII art

I have to say that the smaller the ascii image is, the more I admire it. I don't know whether it is harder to draw or not but I think it requires the artist to be more creative, and it is simply amazing how much you can say with just a few characters. So here are my favourites (grouped in categories):

Animals

Bat (jgs)
bat

Bat (ejm)
bat

Bunny (jgs)
bunny bunny

Rabbit (jgs)
rabbit

Rabbit (ejm)
bunny

Bunny (fsc)
bunny

Bunny (mh)
bunny

Playboy (jgs)
playboy

Cow (jgs)
cow

Cow (? the original)
cow

Cow (hjw)
cow

Cow (tre)
cow

Cow rotated 90 (Randy Ransom)
cow

Dogs (jgs)
dog dog dog

Dog (VK/a:f)
dog

Dog (bw)
dog

Peeing dog (VK)
dog

Puppy (jgs)
puppy

Mice (jgs)
mouse mouse mouse

Mouse (ejm)
mouse

Shrew (jgs)
shrew

Rat (BP)
rat

Hamster (hjw)
hamster

Hedgehog (?)
hedgehog

Cockatoo (jgs)
cockatoo

Owls (jgs)
owl owl owl

Owl (ejm)
owl

Owl (hjm)
owl

Owl (m1a)
owl

Owl (as)
owl

Owls (b'ger)
owl owl

O RLY Owls (?)
owl owl owl

Rooster (jgs)
rooster

Turkey (jgs)
turkey

Chick (jgs)
chick

Bird (cf)
bird

Birdy (BP)
bird

Birds (ldb)
birds

Birds (b'ger)
birds

Birds (?)
birds

Penguin (Neil Smith)
penguin

Penguin (BP)
penguin

Penguin (snd)
penguin

Penguin/Linux (hashaday)
penguin

Ducks (hjw)
ducks

Parrot (?)
parrot

Pigs (jgs)
pigs

Pig (Christoph Manz)
pig

Pig (ARV)
pig

Pig (Wong)
pig

Squirrel (jgs)
squirrel

Sheep (jgs)
sheep

Sheep (b'ger)
sheep

Cats (VK)
cat cat

Cat (ejm)
cat

Cat (ldb)
cat

Cat (DrS)
cat

Orangutan (jgs)
orangutan

Monkey (ejm)
monkey monkey

King Kong (Keely)
king kong

Fox (ejm)
fox

Fox (Keely)
fox

Elephant (VK)
elephant

Elephants (wtx)
elephant

Indian elephant (ejm)
indian elephant

Giraffe (ejm)
giraffe

Giraffe (fsc)
giraffe

Koala (mrf)
koala

Koalas (gpyy)
koala koala

Lion (Lorraine Day)
lion

Lion/Cat (VK)
cat-lion

Lion (jgs)
lion

Deer (ejm)
deer

Antler (fsc)
antler

Snail (jgs)
snail

Spiders (jgs)
spiders

Ant (tre)
ant

Frog (jgs)
frog

Frog (b'ger)
frog

Frog (?)
frog

Little fish (jgs)
fish

Fish (b'ger)
fish

Fish (Neil Smith)
fish

Crab (jgs)
crab

Seal (?)
seal

Turtle (ldb)
turtle

Turtle (gnv)
turtle

Turtle (JRO)
turtle

Turtles (jgs)
turtle turtle

Whales (jgs)
whale whale

Whale (VK)
whale

Whale (Riitta Rasmus)
whale

Octopus (hh)
octopus

Alligator (jgs)
alligator

People

Babies (jgs)
babies

Zorro (jgs)
zorro

Einstein (jgs)
einstein

Confucious (jgs)
Confucious

Roman profiles (jgs)
roman profiles

Santa's face (jgs)
santa

Ballerina (jgs)
ballerina

Diver (jgs)
diver

Indian (jgs)
indian

Knight (jgs)
knight

Butler (jgs)
butler

Cannibal (jgs)
cannibal

Looking for clues (jgs)
clues

Mamma cooking (jgs)
cooking

Female flasher (jgs)
flasher

Mom and baby (jgs)
mom and baby

Napoleon (jgs)
napoleon

Oriental woman (jgs)
oriental

Senior citizen (jgs)
senior

Sherlock Holmes (jgs)
sherlock

Soldier (jgs)
soldier

Woman (jgs)
woman

Pharoah (jgs)
pharoah

Monk (b'ger)
monk

Nurse (b'ger)
nurse

Nurse (?)
nurse

Secretary (b'ger)
secretary

Woman (b'ber)
woman

Viking (VK after Jim)
viking

Home, interior, furniture

Bar (jgs)
bar

Bathtub (jgs)
bathtub

Bed (jgs)
bed

Chair (jgs)
chair

Couch (jgs)
couch

Director's chair (jgs)
director's cahir

Window (jgs)
window

Armchair (?)
armchair

Bar (ejm)
bar

Bathroom (lc)
bathroom

Cafe (ejm)
cafe

Toilet (Pr59)
toilet

Man at computer (jgs)
man at computer

Man on toilet (jgs)
man on toilet

Watching TV (brojek)
watching-tv

Man at computer (jgs)
man at computer

Vehicles, sports, buildings, music

Bicycle (jgs)
bicyle

Motorcycle (ind)
motorcycle

Motorcycle (jgs)
motorcycle

Cyclist (?)
cyclist

Canoeing (jgs)
canoeing

Shopping cart (jgs)
shopping cart

Supermarket trolley (?)
trolley

Scooter (jgs)
scooter

Pram (ldb)
pram

Double decker (jgs)
double decker

Car (jgs)
car

Trucks (jgs)
truck truck

Plane (Joe Coppick)
plane

Plane (Joseph P. Wetstein)
plane

Train (?)
train

Rockets (jgs)
rocket rocket

Tank (jgs)
tank

UFO (jgs)
ufo

Dart (jgs)
dart

Football (jgs)
football

Hockey player (jgs)
hockey player

Ice skater (jgs)
ice skater

Parachutists (jgs)
parachutists

Weightlifter (?)
weightlifter

Swimmer - butterflies (jgs)
swimmer

Small barn (jgs)
barn

Church (jgs)
church

Eiffel Tower (jgs)
eiffel

Tiny church (jgs)
tiny church

Windmill (?)
windmill

Congas (ejm)
congas

Dancers (ejm)
dancers

Pianist (?)
pianist

Guitar (VK)
guitar

Food and drink

Cooked turkey (jgs)
cooked turkey

Chicken (ejm)
chicken

Fast food (jgs)
junk food

Muffin (jgs)
muffin

Bottle and glasses - Champagne (jgs)
champagne

Drink (jgs)
drink

Martini (jgs)
martini

Bread (jgs)
bread

Birthday cake (jgs)
cake

Ice cream (jgs)
ice cream

Mugs of beer (jgs)
mugs of beer

Water melon (jgs)
water melon

Strawberries (jgs)
strawberries

Cabbage (jgs)
cabbage

Pineapple (jgs)
pineapple

Pumpkin (jgs)
pumpkin

Peanut (hh)
peanut

Household items, tools, electronic devices

Bandage (jgs)
bandaid

Drugs (jgs)
drugs

Microscope (jgs)
microscope

Axe (jgs)
axe

Axe (VK)
axes

Hammer (jgs)
hammer

Bolts (jgs)
bolts

Chainsaw (jgs)
chainsaw

Corkscrew (mbfh)
corkscrew

Hand drill (lf)
hand drill

Shovel (jgs)
shovel

Books (jgs)
books

Crayons (jgs)
crayons

Pencil (jgs)
pencil

Safety pins (jgs)
safety pin safety pin

Scissors (jgs)
scissors

Scissors (VK)
scissors

Clothespin (lc)
clothespin

Keys (jgs)
keys

Skate key (jgs)
skate key

Laundry (jgs)
laundry

Bra (jgs)
bra

Sneakers (jgs)
sneakers

Socks (jgs)
socks

Hat (jgs)
hat

Suitcases (jgs)
suitcases

Handbag (Riitta Rasmus)
handbag

Pants (fL)
pants

Towel (ejm)
towel

Toaster (jgs)
toaster

Thermos (jgs)
thermos

Menorrah (jgs)
menorrah

Place setting (jgs)
place setting

Knife and fork (hjw)
knife, fork

Broom (jgs)
broom

Paint roller (jgs)
paint roller

Cigarette (jgs)
cigarette

Trash can (jgs)
trashcan

Trash can (ptr)
trashcan

Lightbulb (jgs)
lightbulb

Tiny light bulb (jgs)
tiny light bulb

Camera (jgs)
camera

Electric plug (jgs)
plug

TV (jgs)
tv

Typewriter (jgs)
typewriter

Phone (jgs)
phone

Telephone (ldb)
phone

Telephone (sjw)
phone

Mobile phone (sjw)
mobile

Mobile phone (jsm)
mobile

USB (hjm)
usb

Lawnmower (jgs)
lawnmower

Others

Money bags (jgs)
money bags

Stethoscope (jgs)
stethoscope

Acorn (jgs)
acorn

Angels (jgs)
angels

Folder (jgs)
folder

Crown (jgs)
crown

Fire hydrant (jgs)
fire hydrant

Genie's lamp (jgs)
genie's lamp

Gift (jgs)
gift

Footprints (jgs)
footprints

Ghost (jgs)
ghost

Gun (jgs)
gun

Witch (jgs)
witch

Witch in the moon (jgs)
witch in the moon

Witch (ldb)
witch

Skull (jgs)
skull

Skull (ldb)
skull

Teddy bear (jgs)
teddy bear

Teddy bears (jgs)
teddy bears

Teeth (jgs)
tooth tooth

Chess (VK)
chess

Devil (-bf-)
devil

Snowman (hjw)
snowman

Snowman (mrz/Ool)
snowman

Lily (ejm)
lily

Torpedo (Krogg)
torpedo

Thumbs up (?)
thumbs up

2. Smileys/emoticons and other nano art :)

:Dlaughter
|-Iasleep
:-creal unhappy
;-)winking
:-Oshocked
:-*kissing
\:-)one eyebrow raised
:-\thinking
:-bsticking out tongue (right)
:-psticking out tongue (left)
:-{moustached
:-3moustached
d:-)wearing a baseball cap
@:-)wearing a turban
8-)wearing glasses
B-)sunglasses on head
[:-)wearing a walkman
:-)Xwearing a bowtie
X:-)wearing a bow
Q:-)new graduate
=:-)punk
+:-)priest
C=:-)chef
[:-]robot
]:-)devil
\(^o^)/ very excited (raising hands)
(O_O)shocked
(-_-;)nervousness, sweating
(-_-)annoyance, tired (eyes shut)
d[-_-]bDJ with headphones
dunnoI don't know, lol
*spider/shuriken
<3love/heart
<:3mouse
<:3)~~~mouse
@-}---rose
@__carpet roll (Krogg)
/"\volcano (Krogg)
[#>.22 projectile (Krogg)
C|_|coffee mug (Krogg)
Yslingshot (Krogg)
>++('>fish (Krogg)
D--(]shovel (Krogg)
O--"key (lf)
>('>fish
(::[]::)bandage

3. Cartoon characters (jgs)

Bert and Earnie from Sesame Street
bert-ernie

Betty Boop
betty boop

Dilbert
dilbert

Hello Kitty
hello kitty

South Park Gang
south park gang

Snoopy
snoopy

Teletubbies
teletubbies

Tweety
tweety

Garfield
garfield

Humpty Dumpty
humpty dumpty

Popeye and Olive Oyl
popeye olive oyl

4. Colorized ASCII

Baby (jgs)
baby

Band (jgs)
band

Bandstand (lc)
bandstand

Birds (lc)
birds

Birds (jgs)
birds

Colibri (jgs)
colibri

Dressing room (lc)
dressing room

Gas station (lc)
gas station

Haunted castle (lc)
haunted castle

Mouse (jgs)
mouse

Nutcracker (jgs)
nutcracker

Office (lc)
office

Policeman (jgs)
policeman

Card: Queen of hearts (lc)
queen of hearts

Skater (jgs)
skater

Swimmer (jgs)
swimmer

Buckboard wagon (lc)
wagon

Next time I will post my typography art collection. ;)
(It is unbelievable how much time I am wasting editing these!!!)

2009/03/02 00:02:24