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Not terribly good ASCII art, but another fun principle that I don't think I've seen used before (though I'm sure I'll be corrected if wrong :)). All analysis and suggestions for improvement / golfing most welcome.
```for(2424832,201326592,203754496,2427941,50987779,117900295,151259139,
134613253,51317003,152306448,101778958,152371989,51905302,68813593,688
+14358,
152896285,102827550,153223970){(\$x,\$y,\$v,\$w)=unpack"c*",pack"l",\$_;\$e=
+\$v-\$x;
\$g=\$w-\$y;\$h=abs\$e;\$k=abs\$g;\$d=\$h>\$k;for(0..((\$d)?\$h:\$k)){\$f+=\$d?\$g/\$e:
+\$e/\$g;
\$f1=\$f;int\$f&&do{\$y+=\$d?\$g>0?1:-1:0;\$x+=\$d?0:\$e>0?1:-1;\$f+=\$f>0?-1:1};
\$c[\$y]||=' 'x 60;substr(\$c[\$y],\$x+1,1)=abs\$f1>=1?\$f1>0?"\\":"/":\$d?"-"
+:"|";
\$d?(\$x+=\$e>0?1:-1):(\$y+=\$g>0?1:-1);}};\$"="\n";print"@c";
Cheers, Ben.

update Removed all those brackets left over from starting life as a C coder :)
update Stripped a few spare vars etc.

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