How to Blow a Kiss in ASCII Art

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How to Blow a Kiss in ASCII Art
Send your loved one a kiss via text message using ASCII art. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

American Standard Code for Information Interchange, more commonly referred to as ASCII, art, is artwork composed of numbers and symbols found on keyboards. It has appeared in documents where thousands of characters are used to complete a digital image. Additionally, smaller versions of ASCII art are used in text messages or instant messaging programs to communicate various emotions. The next time you are chatting with a loved one, use simple symbols to blow them a virtual kiss with ASCII art.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Type a colon into your document. These two dots are used to represent the eyes.

  2. 2

    Enter a dash immediately beside the colon to act as the nose. Your ASCII picture should now look like this:


  3. 3

    Add in the lips that are blowing the kiss by typing in the "{" followed by a "}." When typed side-by-side these two symbols will form a pair of lips. Your final ASCII drawing should look like this:


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