Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists


Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists

Asemic writing for mail-artists

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Programs converting Asemic Characters to Truetype fonts

Started by Franis Jan 24. 0 Replies

Wondering if people in this group have any recommendations for (hopefully free!) programs out there that convert our stunning characters into truetype fonts? (I'm using the 2014 Long-Term-Support version of Ubuntu Linux and Win7 operating systems,…Continue

Tags: design, designing, asemic, making, programs

Format for Asemic Book

Started by cheryl penn. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Dec 5, 2014. 43 Replies

This is TWO sheets of A4 paper folded in half then nested.  Please use a thicker quality paper for your work - computer paper is too thin and tears easily in the binding process. Again, at the end of the project I will blog binding instructions. You…Continue


Started by cheryl penn. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Jul 4, 2014. 64 Replies

ASEMICS 16 Alfonso FilieriVia Candia 10100192ROME ITALYRosa GravinoChacabuco 833,(2500) Cañada de GómezARGENTINA  "E" Ambassade d'Utopia 38 grande rue 02300 GuivryFrance Diane Keys407 South Liberty StreetElgin. I'LL 60120U.S.A. Mary Anne128…Continue

The Martha Stuart School of Asemic Wallpaper - Start Your Career Today! - Special Discount for Prisoners

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by DKULT Jun 22, 2012. 158 Replies

Founder:Martha StuartAdministration:Katerina Nikoltsou, Dean of AsemicsDiane Keys, Minister of Propaganda, Student AmbassadorSnooker the Amazing Mail-art Dog, Dean of MenDavid Stafford, Dean of WomenDe Villo SloanCurrent Students:Sue BowenDark…Continue

Asemics 16 #5 Asemic Syntax - Addresses and Format

Started by cheryl penn. Last reply by Victoria Barvenko Jan 11, 2012. 230 Replies

YES!!! we know!!! But these books are proving so popular and there is another waiting list already - so this is a call for Book # 5.  Title - Asemic Syntax.  I will alter this post as people add their names.  DVS has agreed to answer all queries…Continue

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Comment by Christopher Skinner 18 hours ago

Dear friends,

We would like to announce the publication of a limited edition chapbook of the asemic writings by the French author Raymond Queneau (1903 – 1976). Queaneau founded the Ouvroir de littérature potentielle (OuLiPo) in 1960 and published many highly stylised and unconventional works, some of which have been adapted for film. He also published work in pictogram form, to which the work in this book is most closely related.

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This chapbook is being published by Secret Books, a new collaboration between Tim Gaze (AUS) and Christopher Skinner (UK). The books will be digitally printed on quality paper and card stocks, and individually bound in a numbered edition of 100.

Measuring 143 x 108mm the chapbook is double covered with 12 printed pages, consisting of 9 enhanced reproductions by Queneau along with new artwork by Gaze and Skinner, both inspired by the Queneau pages, and an ink portrait of the artist as a young man.

'Raymond Queneau - Ecritures' will be available to purchase worldwide through Big Cartel at just £5.00 plus P&P.
You can see images of the chapbook in production at

We hope that you can support our new collaborative venture by either purchasing a copy of this limited edition chapbook of visual material from one of France's most respected writers. Or even by spreading the word; forwarding this email or the attached PDF to others who you think may be interested, or by linking to our site from your blog, Tumblr or Twitter accounts. Please feel free to use any of the images from our site.

Kind regards,

Comment by De Villo Sloan on Tuesday

Excuse the SSP (Shameless Self Promotion).

Thanks to liketelevisionsnow for being instrumental in making me the March featured artist in Redux International Arts Magazine. The work is mostly asemic vispo.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 25, 2015 at 5:32pm

Many thanks to Jan Hodgman in Washington State for sending new work.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 23, 2015 at 9:36pm

Thanks for sharing museumofmailart.

I received an asemic drawing of Diane Keys from Meeah Williams in Brooklyn.

Comment by museumofmailart on February 23, 2015 at 8:20pm

Comment by Linda French on January 31, 2015 at 3:30am

I am way too bouncy to be contentious. I duck and dodge. And I never mean to be mean. Sometimes I think I just need a nap or something, before I get all wordy. Anyone who says a lot will sooner or later say something that tips the scales one way or another. And I appreciate the check rein that balances out my yak with the voice of reason. You are a kind fellow, DVS, and  you prove it every day.  --Linda

Comment by De Villo Sloan on January 31, 2015 at 1:51am

And "wisdom" ? at IUOMA? I don't think anyone knows what that means.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on January 31, 2015 at 1:49am

C'mon Linda. I don't want you to think I'm suggesting you should reduce posting comments. I like your comments. You missed a lot of things I'm talking about. You're not contentious. It is true. The calm can explode into ugliness. People are being polite now. Things are good. With 3000 plus people, yeah, there will be incidents.

Comment by Linda French on January 31, 2015 at 1:32am

I will think more. Post less.  And learn from the wisdom of others.  --Linda

Comment by De Villo Sloan on January 31, 2015 at 1:29am

NBS, how can you beat that three word Dickens sentence? And thanks for the clarification.

Interesting discussion, as my experience is that it is almost impossible to know what is joking or serious on the IUOMA platform. All the performance stuff makes it even more confusing. I've seen people locked in deadly verbal combat hurling vile insults at each other and people urging them on because they (the viewers) thought it was a joke or performance thing. It has worked the other way too. I will get serious for a moment and say that after five years, I encourage civility, supportiveness and thinking before you post.


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