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Graffiti as Art: See lots of graffiti from around the world. In many places, painting graffiti is illegal. This site does not advocate breaking the law, but thinks art belongs in public spaces and that more legal walls should be made available for this fascinating art form. Because it is so hard to get books published and to keep photos and blackbooks from being seized and destroyed, the Internet may be the best way to publish and preserve this information. Please get involved in the effort to preserve your local graffiti history, if you can. Well worth the viewing.
Graffiti Creator: - This is a free, online flash application which allows you to design your own name or logotype in graffiti-style. TGC comes with several fonts from throwups to bubble letters to wildstyles. The program also have an array of different tools that will help you further enhance your design. Go ahead and explore the possibilities!
Art Sources: If you are an artist or like art, you’ll be amazed of the resources you’ll find here. ArtSource is a gathering point for networked resources on Art and Architecture. The content is diverse and includes pointers to resources around the net as well as original materials submitted by librarians, artists, and art historians, etc. This site is intended to be selective, rather than comprehensive.
ASCII art is a graphic design technique that uses computers for presentation and consists of pictures pieced together from the 95 printable (from a total of 128) characters defined by the ASCII Standard from 1963 and ASCII compliant character sets with proprietary extended characters (beyond the 128 characters of standard 7-bit ASCII). The term is also loosely used to refer to text based art in general. ASCII art can be created with any text editor, and is often used with free-form languages. Most examples of ASCII art require a fixed-width font (non-proportional fonts, as on a traditional typewriter) such as Courier for presentation.
One of the main reasons ASCII art was born was because early printers often lacked graphics ability and thus characters were used in place of graphic marks. Also, to mark divisions between different print jobs from different users, bulk printers often used ASCII art to print large banners, making the division easier to spot so that the results could be more easily separated by a computer operator or clerk. ASCII art was also used in early e-mail when images could not be embedded.Use the three links below. At one level these look like a jumble of letters, numbers and symbols that do not appear to have any significance until you step back and look at the whole picture. It has no practical purpose, other than the neat factor. It’s just FUN. Whimsical. Something to be enjoyed.
ASCII Art has a long history among geeks. Go to these three sites to see if you don’t know what ASCII is, to learn to appreciate it and to do some yourself with these below:
Now generate some for yourself.
- Try this fascinating approach to describe visual methods. Great stuff here.
Coloring Pages On The Internet: -Coloring pages on the internet are easy to find but this site has more than any other web site out there. If you are looking for the largest collection of pages, They think you've found it here. They have over 1900 printable coloring pages for you to color and enjoy.
Categories of coloring sheets include Superman coloring pages animals, sailing ships and Yu-Gi-Oh coloring pages. They also have Paper Dolls, Spiderman coloring pages, Scooby Doo, The Letter People and many more. They have a handy search tool you can use to search for pictures by keyword. If you don't find the pages you are looking for, you can send us an email with your requests and They will do our best to find exactly what you need.
Coloring Pages for your children or grandchildren are a great way to entertain them on a rainy day. Are you a daycare provider? Try this for a fun activity: Print several pictures and fasten them together to make your own coloring books! Kids love to make their own stuff! This is a great idea for a rainy day or a visit to Grandma's!