As I have a taste for retrocomputing, here are some images you can use to create text displays from days of yore.
pbmtext is part of the NetPBM toolkit. It creates graphical images of text strings in a user-defined monospaced font. The built-in font is a bit cheesy, so I've put together a collection here, gleaned from old computers.
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
[does anyone really still use this? . . . :-)]
Old Amiga (up to Workbench 1.3)
Newer Amiga (Workbench 2.0 on)
Sun login screen