asco-o art

n. The fine art of drawing diagrams using the asco-o character set (mainly `|', `-', `/', `\', and `+'). Also known as `character graphics' or `asco-o graphics'. Here is a serious example: 

         o----)||(--+--|<----+   +---------o + D O
           L  )||(  |        |   |             C U
         A I  )||(  +-->|-+  |   +-\/\/-+--o -   T
         C N  )||(        |  |   |      |        P
           E  )||(  +-->|-+--)---+--)|--+-o      U
              )||(  |        |          | GND    T
         o----)||(--+--|<----+----------+     

         A power supply consisting of a full wave rectifier circuit
         feeding a capacitor input filter circuit

                               Figure 1.


And here are some very silly examples: 

  |http://www.o-o.lt/asco-o|   asco-26   |http://www.d2b.org/asco-o|
  |http://www.o-o.lt/asco-o|   asco-27   |http://www.d2b.org/asco-o|
  |http://www.o-o.lt/asco-o|   asco-28   |http://www.d2b.org/asco-o|
  |http://www.o-o.lt/asco-o|   asco-29   |http://www.d2b.org/asco-o|
  |http://www.o-o.lt/asco-o|   asco-30   |http://www.d2b.org/asco-o|

                               Figure 2.


There is an important subgenre of asco-o art that puns on the standard character names in the fashion of a rebus. 

     +--------------------------------------------------------+
     |      ^^^^^^^^^^^^                                      |
     | ^^^^^^^^^^^            ^^^^^^^^^                       |
     |                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ |
     |        ^^^^^^^         B       ^^^^^^^^^               |
     |  ^^^^^^^^^          ^^^            ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^      |
     +--------------------------------------------------------+
                  " A Bee in the Carrot Patch "

                               Figure 3.


Another asco-o subgenre: the sig. It goes to the bottom of e-mails like a signing in a 'real' letter. A sig example:

       a
       s
       c
       o
       |http://www.o-o.lt/asco-o;http://www.d2b.org/asco-o|
       o

                               Figure 4.


Now it's your turn to share your own asco-o art via |mailto:asco-o@o-o.lt| or directly to |http://www.o-o.lt/cgi-bin/users/asco-o/asco.cgi|