ASCIIArt

The hardest technology to erase from our minds is the first of all: writing. This arises at the very dawn of history, as it must, because the history begins with the writing. The pastness of the past depends on it.
James Gleick, The Information

Images rendered in single-strike and double-strike type using a variety of typefaces. Glyphs are selected to map the grayscale intensity of an image to letters or letter combinations. Double-striking uses a carriage return without a linefeed to print one line of type over the other. This operation is a capability of hardcopy printers and teleprinters, and was also used in Richard Williams' Art1 program.

Wide Styles

Portraits in overstriking characters using a Courier 10 typeface rendered on a wide format Qume Sprint 11/55 daisywheel printer on green-bar Universal UNV15852 Computer Paper, 20lb, 14-7/8” x 11”, perforated, using the blank side. The limited palette of characters, -=IH, is inspired by the textures in Frederick Hammerley's "The Same Change."
August 2021

E-Jzx4pXoAMb2M0 E-Jzx4rWQAA6Bw3 E-Jzx4tXEAAFn8F
E9-zvuHWUAIT6k9 E9-zvuIWUAIMaDX E9-zvuJWUAIMaS4
E9-0pqyXEAQArCd IMG 2973 IMG 2975D

C RUN

October 2021

FB1n3yTXEAAlZRj FB1n3zHXMAAlyc2 FB1n31JWEAEqTbI
FClA-lPXEA8gUno FClA-pBXEAkiL6W FClX0ZFXIAQ8Skh

August 2022

Faz6S37WAAAxVze Faz6S36XoAAUWoH Faz6S37WIAEO4g3
Faz7pAhXkAAfELL Faz7pAhXEAQMIkF Faz72fBXEAYiugX

BANCSII

October 2021

FB1jdSsXIAkbE5m FB1jdSsWEAcAZEt FB1jdTcWEAU-f0Z
FBQ9aFDWQAMB54B FBQ9aFFXIAUk1AP FBQ9aFsWYAEB3fK

August 2022

Fa3Rf3SWQAEcOrv Fa3Rf3RWAAI6LI

GATE

Images of the Berlin Wall and Brandenburg Gate taken in August 1989 arranged as a triptych.
October 2021

FCK8NphWQAM yYW

POLYPTYCH

Images of the Berlin Wall taken in August 1989 arranged in polyptychs.
October 2021

FCOJzPFXEAAMrM1 FCbNwteXoAAnvCI

DIE MAUER

Images of the Berlin Wall taken in August 1989.
October 2021

FB63b2uXoAA7KyW FB6tKGrWEAMKUgZ FB6tKGpX0AMaNd6
FB6tKHMXIAgN8Vw FB6phLAWYAMt5

PJW

PJW banner, Prestige Elite 12 typeface rendered on a wide format Qume Sprint 11/55 daisywheel printer, green-bar Universal UNV15852 Computer Paper, 20lb, 14-7/8” x 11”, perforated, using the blank side
February 2022

FMi5DHdWQAQHQ7i FMi5lLfWUAACqTt FMi9kIQX0AY9keu

PJW images printed on Teletype Model 33 ASR and Olivetti Te-318 teleprinters
February 2022

FMiP1TAXEAAwuvs FMiP1S-XIAQozuD FMiP1U8WQAEdUe8
FMiP1aEWQAUjHjp

КОИ-7 AРT

Russian Cubic 10 typeface printed on a Diablo Advantage D-25, green-bar Universal UNV15852 Computer Paper, 20lb, 14-7/8” x 11”, perforated, using the blank side
July 2021

E5VGWbCWEAsVnfu E5VGWbGX0AArtgB E5VGWbEXEAIXzIg

Russian Cubic 10 typeface printed on wide format Qume Sprint 11/55 daisywheel printer
February 2022

FMimv90XsAMwQDX

Overstrikes

Studies of overstriking ASCII-63 glyphs arranged in opposing gradients and rendered with Olivettize.
January 2021

80col.txt 80colr.txt 64col.txt

Martin Luther King Jr.

Portrait of the American civil rights leader in two ASCII-63 palettes and rendered with Olivettize.
January 2021

MartinLutherKingJrds.txt MLKFHdsI.txt

MLK in four variations
Courier 10 typeface, Qume Sprint 11/55 printer, green-bar Universal UNV15852 Computer Paper, 20lb, 14-7/8” x 11”, perforated, using the blank side
August 2022

FaDhDP5WAAAKU7y FaDhDP5X0AYbN10
FaDhDP3X0AEmVhR FaDhDP3X0AIsMou
FaDhwQaWQAMl6dE FaDhwQYXgAA2KFh

HANDSCII

Courier 10 typeface, Qume Sprint 11/55 printer, green-bar Universal UNV15852 Computer Paper, 20lb, 14-7/8” x 11”, perforated, using the blank side
August 2022

FaD0Ne7WQAgI-DE FaD0Ne2WQAAhWjf FaD0Ne2XkAIW5pe

Hand holding a mechanical pencil and rendered with Olivettize.
December 2020

hand00102010.txt