Arrangement of (primarily) the block characters in the ANSI character set, with their 16 foreground colour attributes, eight background ones and eight blinking ones. Manipulation of these (placement on the page akin to two-dimensional Lego) results in a visible, doublepluslow-resolution picture.

Though much recent subject matter has been original and/or abstract, traditionally it falls along the lines of comic book transcriptions.

See also: ansimation, ASCII art.