From the man page of
figlet we have:
FIGlet prints its input using large characters (called ``FIGcharacters'')made up of ordinary screen characters (called ``sub-characters''). FIGlet output is generally reminiscent of the sort of ``signatures'' many people like to put at the end of e-mail and UseNet messages. It is also reminiscent of the output of some banner programs, although it is oriented normally, not sideways.
FIGlet can print in a variety of fonts, both left-to-right and right-to-left, with adjacent FIGcharacters kerned and ``smushed'' together in various ways. FIGlet fonts are stored in separate files, which can be identified by the suffix ``.flf''. Most FIGlet font files will be stored in FIGlet's default font directory.
FIGlet can also use ``control files'', which tell it to map certain input characters to certain other characters, similar to the Unix tr command. Control files can be identified by the suffix ``.flc''. Most FIGlet control files will be stored in FIGlet's default font directory.
So install it with the package manager of your distribution and here are some examples.
The output is:
____ _ _ __ _ ___|___ \| (_)_ __ _ ___ __ / _` |/ _ \ __) | | | '_ \| | | \ \/ / | (_| | (_) / __/| | | | | | |_| |> < \__, |\___/_____|_|_|_| |_|\__,_/_/\_\ |___/
Using other fonts with the -f switch
figlet go2linux -f bubble
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ / \ ( g | o | 2 | l | i | n | u | x ) \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/ \_/
If you want it centered
figlet go2linux -f mini -c
_ _ _ )|o._ (_|(_)/_||| ||_|>< _|
You can see the different fonts you can use by looking for *.flf files, you can use locate to find them.