The Daily FNUG
Looking again at another of the FNUG bird heads, I realize that the ragged style is intended, and not just a result of the bricked surfaces they’re painted on. This one is in any case painted on a smooth surface.
While taking the FNUG・SPY photographs that I posted a few days ago, an ASCII art rendering popped into my head. This particular artist apparently works with a brush and paint since the shape of the bricks on which the graffiti is painted comes through far more clearly than with the more common spray can style. It lends a particular character to the way the bird’s head looks, and I suppose the regular grid of the bricks prompted the ASCII association. I enjoyed the texture of yesterday’s Image2ASCII conversion but wanted to pursue the brick aspect a little more closely. A dim recollection of an app mentioned on Der Übercast a while back led me to Monodraw, which turns out to be a fantastic tool for creating plaintext ASCII art on the Mac. There’s no built-in conversion of images, but it is possible to overlay images and trace them by hand – which is what I’ve done here. A grid of 40 lines to match the height of circa 40 bricks that the graffiti covers.
“WE’RE THOSE KIDS” is the full text that covers a wall along the perimeter of a park I walk though nearly every day.
ASCII image created using Luke Deen Taylor’s Image2ASCII in Pythonista.
And on this midsummer day with dramatic cloudbursts and Britain voting on whether to stay in the EU or not – some photographs I took this morning.