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CHIPTUNE

http://text-mode.tumblr.com

I was missing a good gallery of text art (PETSCII in particular). So Raquel Meyers and me started a tumblr. It has a bit of everything - pure text-mode stuff, "poetry" and typography, typewriter stuff. If you have suggestions feel free to post them here or there or everywhere.

Meanwhile I'll try to figure out smart-ass categories for different text art. (Should tile-based works be called text art, since text mode demos often use custom fonts? ... )

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Are Text Adventures game text art?

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Abandoned On Fire

\o/
Glad you're using tumblr for this, so easy to keep up with.

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astral cat

excellent! smile

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CHIPTUNE
herr_prof wrote:

Are Text Adventures game text art?

Nowadays it's called interactive fiction. So, actually it's literature!

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São Paulo, Brazil

awesome. following.

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Yuma, AZ

Followed

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Brooklyn, NY

Really liking this so far.

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Lexington, KY

That Ottar Ormstad piece fucks my brains apart.

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CHIPTUNE

Yeah, same here sad

@herr-prof: just realised that the first post is a text adv... i mean, interactive fiction. http://text-mode.tumblr.com/post/177672 … kstar-1986

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rochester, ny

this is great, followed!

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goto80 wrote:

http://text-mode.tumblr.com(Should tile-based works be called text art, since text mode demos often use custom fonts? ... )

Arguably it's not text art unless you use text character sets.
If you change the font into something that's not a font anymore, then the technical limitation and subsequently the artistic challenge will change considerably.

Some years ago a friend of mine made this limited tileset tool: http://minimart.pasmas.org/
From my experience with it, yes the challenge is somewhat similar to ascii/petscii, but if you go down that road you might find that you've broadened the category too much. For example, pixel art would fit into this broadened category quite easily, as it uses a square-shaped tiles of varying colour.

Stick to abstracted text, I guess

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Maybe it should just be a question of aesthetics. If tile-based stuff looks like text art, then it is. Just like with typographical and poetic experiments. I guess it's not possible to have a strict technical definition (as usual) because you can make tiles that look exactly like a traditional font. smile

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i have been making 40x25 pixel art by filling the screen with the petscii block character and then changing the text colour (or was i filling it with an empty "space" character and then changing the background colour??)... i guess this isn't Text Art

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CHIPTUNE

Sounds illegal to me.

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goto80 wrote:

Maybe it should just be a question of aesthetics. If tile-based stuff looks like text art, then it is. Just like with typographical and poetic experiments. I guess it's not possible to have a strict technical definition (as usual) because you can make tiles that look exactly like a traditional font. smile

Fair enough. Common sense always wins over coming up with / sticking to definitions