I’ve known about ASCII art forever. I came across it even before I first connected to the Internet. And while I new it was an old concept, I never knew how old it was. Apparently, ASCII art predecessor was typewriter art. Wikipedia has this to say:
Since 1867 typewriters have been used for creating visual art. The oldest known preserved example of typewriter art is a picture of a butterfly made in 1898 by Flora Stacey.In the 1954 short film Stamp Day for Superman, typewriter art was a feature of the plot.
Why would I suddenly remember an ancient topic like this, you ask? Because I came across some of the typewriter art and it’s awesome!