Downloadable Graphics

This page contains some encapsulated PostScript ® files that you might enjoy. They can either be printed as pages by themselves or included in TeX documents (using the epsf macros of dvips). If your browser automatically shows you the image instead of letting you download the source files, try ``shift click'' instead of ``click.'' By editing the first few lines of the PostScript code you can easily change the colors and/or shades of gray.

Artwork by Duane Bibby

TeX (compressed file tex.eps.gz, 12K bytes)
Meta (compressed file meta.eps.gz, 9K bytes)
[from Volumes B and D of Computers & Typesetting]

Calligraphy by Jill Knuth

Mathematical Analysis of Algorithms (compressed file maa.eps.gz, 11K bytes)
[from the title slide to my IFIP 71 talk, paper P46 on my list of publications]

Imitation woodcut by M.S.

Digital typography (compressed file typo.eps.gz, 16K bytes)
[provenance unknown, probably Mike Spivak; somebody gave a me a xerox copy of this image, circa 1980]

Calligraphy by Hermann Zapf

John 3:16 (compressed file john316.eps.gz, 75K bytes) (Also in Acrobat form)
[see 3:16 Bible Texts Illuminated for further information about this image]
Mathematics (calligraphy received as a birthday present, 10 January 2002, jpeg version, 511K bytes)
Mathematics (calligraphy received as a birthday present, 10 January 2002, Postscript approximation, 73K bytes)

Illuminated Armenian calligraphy by Lilit Amirjanian

Matthew 3:16 (JPEG file matt316.jpeg, 555K bytes) received as a present, 12 June 2006

al-Khwarizmi portrait

Al1 (JPEG file al.jpeg, 157K bytes)
Al2 (GIF file by Andreas Schlechte---avoids the postmark, 125K bytes)
Al3 (like Al2 but with shading not engraving, 128K bytes)
[A postage stamp issued by the USSR in 1983 to commemorate the 1200th anniversary of Muhammad al-Khowarizmi, after whom algorithms are named. Scanned at 300dpi.]

Stonecutting by David Kindersley and Lida Lopes Cardozo

Err-and-err-and-err-again (compressed file h-k.eps.gz, 218K bytes)
[a Grook by Piet Hein, rendered on a piece of Welsh slate in the shape of a superellipse; used as frontispiece in the book Mathematical Writing]

Don and Jill's Cabinet of Curiosities

typecases-filled-with-souvenirs (JPEG file, 422K bytes)

An interesting hyperbolic tiling

triangles with 36-45-90 angles (PDF file, 285K bytes)

A font for some modular tiles of Slavik Jablan

source file to make the font (METAFONT file, 27K bytes)
example of how to use it for tiling patterns (plain TeX file, 2K bytes)
Merry Christmas wrapping paper from Jablan tiles (PDF file, 18K bytes)

Some examples of METAPOST

Hans Hagen's annual Christmas/New Year's cards

Photos of books by D.E.K.

photos of The Art of Computer Programming (taken by Héctor García-Molina, 15 March 2015, 7MB)
photos of all the books (taken by Héctor García-Molina, 15 March 2015, 27MB)
photos of all the translations (taken by Héctor García-Molina, 15 March 2015, 44MB)

Photos of yours truly

Don Knuth circa 1995 (TIFF file closeup.tif, 27K bytes)
same at higher resolution (TIFF file don-hires.tif.gz, 1.3M bytes)
same with different compression (JPEG file don-hires.jpg, 453K bytes)

[commissioned by the Stanford Engineering School]. Also a picture with Christos Papadimitriou taken at the University of Macedonia (2 July 2003), and a picture with Peter Naur taken by Jill Knuth at our home (18 January 1975).

Here's a pencil sketch made by The Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee (my alma mater); also a bitmap image based on that sketch.

And a stipple-style headshot prepared by the Wall Street Journal magazine in April 2015.

I've also received a nice portrait sketched by Alexandra Drofina of Computerra in Moscow; here is a lo-resolution GIF file as well as a hi-resolution TIFF file. Note: These images are provided for any use, via the CC-BY license.

And here are two photos that Dasha Slobozhanina took while I was lecturing at Case Western Reserve University on 14 May 2010:

Moving to 2012, Rajan P. Parrikar snapped these closeups in June:

And here's one by Peter Badge:

From 2018, here are several by Vivian Cromwell:

Don Knuth's home page

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