Text-Based 007: Creative James Bond ASCII Art Masterpieces
In the early days of the Internet, before high-speed broadband, using a minimal amount of images allowed content to load faster for dial-up users. To help create a better visual experience, early websites and BBS administrators used text art or ASCII art as a form of creative expression. Before users had easy access to applications like Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Paint, ASCII Art was one of the most common ways to visually express yourself online.
Here are some of the best examples of James Bond ASCII art on the Internet.
NERD NOTE: To help ensure that input devices, like keyboards, were using the same set of information, the character encoding standard called ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) was developed.
Collection Of James Bond ASCII Art
Die-hard ASCII art fans have dedicated countless hours to manually creating incredible fan art from pop culture using only the characters on their keyboards. Here are some very creative examples of James Bond ASCII art. Look carefully, these images were made using text editors, not Adobe Photoshop.
Sean Connery As James Bond
Scottish actor Sean Connery was the first person ever to portray the character James Bond in film. Connery starred in a total of seven James Bond films including Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983).
No Time To Die Logo: ASCII Version
No Time to Die is the twenty-fifth installment in the James Bond spy film series. It stars Daniel Craig in his fifth and final appearance as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.
Roger Moore As James Bond
English actor Roger Moore played the role of British secret agent James Bond from 1973 to 1985. Moore starred in seven James Bond films including Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), and A View to a Kill (1985).
Francisco Scaramanga: ASCII Art Portrait
This is an ASCII art portrait of Francisco Scaramanga, the main antagonist in The Man With The Golden Gun. Scaramanga’s signature weapon is a gun made out of gold.
NERD NOTE: In the 1974 James Bond film, The Man with the Golden Gun, Bond villain Francisco Scaramanga was played by actor Christopher Lee, famous for his roles in Time Bandits, Dracula, Sleepy Hollow, The Last Unicorn, Star Wars, and Lord Of The Rings among others.
James Bond 007 Logo: ASCII Art Version
The fictional character James Bond is an intelligence officer in the Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6. Bond is known by his code number, 007.
James Bond 007 Logo: Monochrome ASCII Art Version
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Many of the ASCII art examples in this article use color text and colored background highlights to create stunning pieces of artwork. But ASCII artists only need a simple text editor to create ASCII art. This is an example of the James Bond 007 logo created with just characters, no colors or text editor effects.
Jaws is one of the most popular henchmen from the James Bond film series. Jaws appeared in two separate films, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). Played by actor Richard Kiel, Jaws used a combination of brute strength and his sharp steel teeth as weapons.
Daniel Craig As James Bond
English actor Daniel Craig played the role of James Bond from 2006-2020. Craig starred in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2020).
Skyfall Logo: ASCII Art Version
Skyfall is one of the most successful James Bond films of all time. Skyfall earned a staggering $1.109 billion dollars worldwide. It was also the second-highest-grossing film of 2012.
James Bond ASCII Art Collection
Please share your James Bond art creations using ASCII text in the comments below. Thanks for reading. One final note, here’s a simple James Bond emoji that you can use in text messages or on social media. Just copy and paste.
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