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Graduation is coming up! These graduation ASCII pics might come in handy!
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         .-'    _    '-.
          `-.__  `\_.-'
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      jgs   `-.....-A
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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.) 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 20 years later, and if my web-server traffic statistics are any indication, ASCII art is more popular now than it's ever been.

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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.