▞▓▒░Blocky Text Art░▒▓▚

Create and share blocky text and ASCII block art!

Click on the pad to draw. Click again to quit drawing.

to draw shaded areas, "erase" with a shaded background. Click on the shaded backgrounds ─░▒▓█ (below) and check the "erase" checkbox. It is also possible to click on the pad and press Ctrl-A to "select all" (or press the Select All button). Then either copy (Ctrl-C) or paste (Ctrl-V) text art onto the pad.

Update: Users may also upload, or import pictures (jpg or png) from around the web and convert them to blocky art.

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— The Nerd Show (@TheManyOne) March 6, 2015
==History==

One of the first personal computers to hit the market was the Timex Sinclair ZX81 (ZX Spectrum). It did not have enough memory for graphics, so we used to use text semigraphics and block characters like these to draw charts, graphs, and fun ASCII art. Today we can use these chacters to make clever graphics on social media. Cool, huh.

The author, Henry Kroll, created several c programs to convert graphics to ASCII art and block characters prior to this project.

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