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To explore and enjoy the many ASCII art pictures on this site, just pick an Art Category from the menu on the left.

The 10 Most recently updated files: (The rest can be found here.) Recently, I redesigned this site with the primary objective of making it easier to update. Hopefully, that will mean artwork will be added more regularly. This update had the added advantage of modernizing the code, making it work better with more modern browsers. This may cause some areas of the site to malfunction on older browsers, particularly Internet Explorer. If you're still using Internet Explorer 6, I would highly encourage you do to update it to the latest version or download Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, or Opera.

Christopher Johnson's ASCII Art Collection was revealed to the Internet in November of 1994, back when Netscape 1.0 was "soooo much better than Mosaic" and Internet Explorer didn't exist yet. Here we are 19 years later, and if my web-server traffic statistics are any indication, ASCII art is more popular now than it's ever been.

Shameless begging starts now: Running this site for the last 19 years hasn't been cheap. I would like offer my most sincere thanks to those of you who have supported this site. If you find this site useful and/or entertaining and wish to support it, I would encourage you to visit the sponsors from time to time and see what they have to offer.

Important note: I am not an ASCII artist. I did not create these pictures. I collected them and am donating my server to preserve them and make them available to the world. This is my entire collection of ASCII artwork! If you want something I don't have here, I would suggest visiting the ASCII Art Newsgroup on Google.