The very clever @tlrobinson has taken the Game of Life and used it to generate arbitrary line drawings, starting with the Reddit alien. The code is called life-gen and hosted right here on GitHub. Here’s a video of it in action:
Make sure to read his [blog post](http://tlrobinson.net/blog/2009/02/07/game-of-life-generator/) about it for a more thorough walkthrough. Cool stuff!