A Ton Of Little Blocks: Longest Piece Of ANSI Art Created

October 16, 2013

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Note: This is nowhere near the whole thing, keep going to see the entire piece in three separate images.

This is a 3,266 line piece of ANSI art created by the members of blocktronics and ACiD Productions. What's ANSI art? I'll let my buddy khz explain it. You see, he used to be really into creating ANSI art before abandoning it all for World of Warcraft. Now he's left World of Warcraft for...actually, I don't know what he does now. I think just watch Lord of the Rings and drink beer.

ANSI is a standard of block-like characters consisting of sixteen different colors in an array of very basic shapes and sizes that were easily transmittable down low-bandwidth channels.


Before we (humans) had the abiltity to send high-resolution images down the pipes of the internet we know today, artists had to use this limited palet to create graphics used for Bulletin Board Systems (BBS). Think of it as the graffiti art from the dawn of a digital world.

Most of these graphics were from 25 lines to 200 lines... this ANSI you are about to see is 3,266.

The piece was created by 22 artists from 6 different countries and proves that a group of humans, when they put their collective minds to it, can still come together to accomplish something. Now if only Congress could do the same. HIYO -- uneducated burn out of nowhere.

Keep going and get ready to scroll your face off.

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Thanks to khz, who was REALLY into ANSI art back in the day.

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