Python ascii-art

Open-source Python projects categorized as ascii-art

Top 23 Python ascii-art Projects


    :partly_sunny: The right way to check the weather

    Project mention: Is Down | | 2023-12-11
  • asciimatics

    A cross platform package to do curses-like operations, plus higher level APIs and widgets to create text UIs and ASCII art animations

    Project mention: What is your go-to UI framework? | /r/learnpython | 2023-06-27

    For small apps, I may choose a TUI (Terminal User Interface). Curses for Python is very lightweight, but quite low level and difficult to use for anything more than a very simple interface (if your app tries to draw outside of the drawing area, the app crashes, so you have to carefully manage every detail). Textual and asciimatics are both mature TUI frameworks that provide a higher level and more Pythonic way to create TUI's.

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • art

    🎨 ASCII art library for Python

    Project mention: ART 6.0 released: ASCII and Non-ASCII art library for Python (+ Space support) | /r/coolgithubprojects | 2023-06-14
  • video-to-ascii

    It is a simple python package to play videos in the terminal using characters as pixels

    Project mention: Ask HN: How to come up with a useful, coding hobby project? | | 2023-08-27

    pal to ascii :


    [0] :

    [1] : punch card :

          original pearl programming :

  • DeepAA

    make ASCII Art by Deep Learning

    Project mention: Dúvida I.As | /r/brdev | 2023-02-08

    Tipo isso?

  • ASCII-generator

    ASCII generator (image to text, image to image, video to video)

  • pyfiglet

    An implementation of figlet written in Python

    Project mention: echo -e doesn't work | /r/bash | 2023-04-27

    btw there's also python's native pyfiglet

  • Onboard AI

    Learn any GitHub repo in 59 seconds. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at

  • asciidots

    Esolang inspired by ASCII art

  • textual-paint

    :art: MS Paint in your terminal.

    Project mention: Textual: Rapid Application Development Framework for Python | | 2023-08-18

    My favourite Textual demo at the moment is this one:

    It's a very decent Microsoft Paint imitation that runs in your terminal!

  • pyTermTk

    Python Terminal Toolkit

    Project mention: What’s the coolest things you’ve done with python? | /r/Python | 2023-11-15

    I did a Terminal-UI library (pyTermTk) That you can use, for example, to build terminal Multiplexer that looks like an Amiga Workbench.

  • ascii-telnet-server

    Can stream an ~20 minutes ASCII movie via Telnet emulation as stand alone server or via xinetd daemon. Using famous ASCII art animation from (Star ASCIIMATION Wars)

  • Charcoal

    A concise language for sketching ASCII art.

  • vim-boxdraw

    An ASCII box drawing plugin for Vim

    Project mention: Drawing with vim | /r/vim | 2023-03-04


  • durdraw

    Versatile ASCII and ANSI Art text editor for drawing in the Linux/Unix/macOS terminal, with animation, 256 color ANSI support, Unicode and CP437, and custom themes

    Project mention: Durdraw: ANSI Art animation studio for the Linux terminal now has Themes, Unicode, 256 Color, mIRC Colors | /r/linuxmasterrace | 2023-06-02

    You can check out the program here:

  • ASCII-Video

    Real time ASCII Image/Video Renderer.

    Project mention: Ubuntu is slower than windows and it is really hard to use hardware acceleration | /r/Ubuntu | 2023-06-30
  • Colored-ASCII-Video

    A program that takes a video file and outputs colored ASCII real-time video inside a terminal

  • Ascify-Art

    An easy-to-use advanced ASCII art generator for free!

    Project mention: crystal lattice [N̶̨͙̳̈́͆̿̈̀a̵̮̖̲͔͆͒́͑̾͆͝͠ͅC̵̻̦̔̎̾̂̍̏͠ĺ̵̤͌͐̓͆͑̆] | /r/glitch_art | 2023-02-05

    Converted the image sequence to ASCII art with Ascify-Art

  • To-ASCII

    Convert videos, images, gifs, and even live video to ASCII art! (Now with color support)

  • Image-To-ASCII

    Convert images to ASCII art.

  • SkunkBooth

    Text based command line webcam photobooth app

  • fade

    This is the first Python module allowing you to print gradient texts and banners. (by venaxyt)

    Project mention: Stargazer | /r/VaporwaveAesthetics | 2023-05-14
  • limnoria-plugins

    Limnoria plugins I wrote or forked.

  • ASCII-Vision

    Real-time Color ASCII Webcam Streaming.

  • SaaSHub

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NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-12-11.

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What are some of the best open-source ascii-art projects in Python? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 22,780
2 asciimatics 3,455
3 art 1,889
4 video-to-ascii 1,579
5 DeepAA 1,477
6 ASCII-generator 1,411
7 pyfiglet 1,245
8 asciidots 1,088
9 textual-paint 841
10 pyTermTk 467
11 ascii-telnet-server 253
12 Charcoal 200
13 vim-boxdraw 193
14 durdraw 133
15 ASCII-Video 131
16 Colored-ASCII-Video 95
17 Ascify-Art 67
18 To-ASCII 55
19 Image-To-ASCII 47
20 SkunkBooth 46
21 fade 40
22 limnoria-plugins 39
23 ASCII-Vision 29
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