We’re not exactly sure why they’re doing it yet, but a self-described ‘Web standards fanatic’ named Mathias Bynens has discovered that Facebook and Instagram are automatically making ASCII art versions of every photo you upload. And accessing the lo-fi versions of your images is super easy.
Video: Japanese programmer Yusuke Endoh uploaded a while ago this cool video showing ASCII melting into fluids. If you haven’t seen ASCII art before prepare to be amazed by this guy’s programming skills.
In 1922, Hobart Reese enjoyed a brief period of fame for his portraits of famous people. What made his work so special? Reese created his art using nothing but a typewriter.