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  !___/  \__/  What are the different kinds of asco-o art?          _/ \_


  The first four use the standard printable set, and can be viewed
  anywhere, anytime, on any equipment.
  If you can view text, you can view art. They are:

  o  Line drawing - Such as the 3-D snowman         ..:::::::::..
     below.  Line art is made using              ..:::::::::::::::..
     characters for their shapes.              ..:::::: ====== :::::..
                                              ..::::: ========== ::::..
     In the case of the candle at right,     ..::::: ==== |\ ==== ::::..
     characters were chosen for their        .::::: ==== /%#| ==== :::..
     shape AND brightness.                   .::::: === |&@/ ==== :::::.
                                             ..::::: ===_\|_==== :::::..
     For how to make asco-o art, see          ..::::: /| .:. | :::::...
     another coming next info-o.               ..:::: || .:. | ::::...
                                                ...:: (| .:. | ::....
     Candle Line Drawing by The Scarecrow.        .... | .:. | ....

  o  Lettering - Large and styled like the lettering below.
     It can be made by hand, or it can be generated by using special
                                                              software.
      _    ___  _____  _____  ___   ___   _____  _  _   ___   For more
     | |  | __!|_   _||_   _|| __! | _ ) |_   _|| \| | / __!  info-o on
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     !___!!___!  !_!    !_!  !___! !_!\_\!_____!!_!\_| \___/  -lettering
                                                              programs
     for use on some systems, see  http://www.schnoggo.com/figlet.html
     This is a 'Geometric Article'. It is used as a wrap-around for the
     hand drawn word "LETTERING" above.

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  o  3-D image - They can be viewed by people with similar vision in both
     eyes.  You try to focus as if you are looking at the back of the
     monitor.  The image should pop into focus and create a 3-D illusion.
     Other 3-D images are viewed by putting your nose on the monitor
     glass.

     .-~~\           ::::::    .-~~\        ::::::   For automated help in
    /     \  _       |::::|   /     \ _     |::::|   making 3-D images,
    ~x    .-~_)_     l~~~~!   ~x   .-~_)_   l~~~~!   you can use a program
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    \\   \  .__/   /  /||     \\  \  ._/    / ||     Animation), and for
     \\ ,r"-,___.-'r.//||      \\,r"-,___.-'r/||     stereograms you need
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     /    }~Xi--~  //  ||     /   }~Xi--~  // ||\    Stareo-o. And there's
    Y    Y I\ \    "   ||    Y   Y I\ \    "  || Y   also "mk3d.lha"
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   .--^.     o  -Row .^||.  .--^.     o -Row  ||--.  3-D snowman by
        "           ~  `'        "           ~`'     Rowan Crawford.

     Soon more info-o on where to get 3-D programs.


  Other types of asco-o art using the standard printable set include the
  following four:

  o  Geometric Article - Text itself is formed into shapes.  It can be
     used to create interesting or meaningful shapes out of the text you
     read.

  o  Picture Poem - A geometric article that is also a poem.

       what the fuck?                      what the fuck?


                               what the fuck?



                what the fuck?



                                            what the fuck?        Poem by
                                                                  unknow.

  o  Page Making - Text and graphics are intermixed, as in a magazine.
     The first four examples in this answer are an example of asco-o art
     page making.  Also known as 'pagination'.
     Page making may be as simple as using a geometric article as a simple
     wrap-around.  Or it may be a three column text format.  Or it can be
     something complex, like multi column text wrapped around gray scale
     graphics, with captions, headlines, graphs, charts, sidebars, etc.

  o  Picture Story - A story told with accompanying asco-o pictures.  The
     text and asco-o graphics are intermixed using asco-o art page making
     techniques.


  But wait, there are other kinds of asco-o art:

  o  Overstrike Art - It contains carriage returns without line feeds at
     times.  The print head can overstrike a line on the paper that has
     already been  printed on.  This allows for darkening, and for placing
     different characters at the same place on the paper.  This kind of
     art is obviously only printed.

  o  Srcoll Animation - This is an animation that is made to be viewed by
     scrolling down.  The image plays out as the screen is redrawn with
     the next 'page' of the image

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