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. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Aug 15. 1 Reply

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

Hello, Franis... font editors, hopefully free

Started by Ficus strangulensis Aug 15. 0 Replies

Somewhere in my electronic piling system I've got an old version of the abbyy peoples' font creator/editor but I think I purchased it. They're a group of Russian's and their font and OCR products at least sound very good from reviews on the web. I…Continue

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

The Martha Stuart School of Asemic WallpaperFounder: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…Continue

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Comment by De Villo Sloan 11 hours ago

Received an asemic card from Henry Denander (Sweden).

Comment by De Villo Sloan yesterday

Thank you for sharing, Jason.

You might have noticed on FB and in this group to some extent there is an ongoing discussion about the line between vispo and asemics. Some very eminent visual poets, in fact, prefer we call it vispo and drop the asemic idea altogether. It becomes a matter of personal choice.

I have always felt that the work we see in this group tends toward vispo-asemic hybrids, and we have never kept much to purist definitions.

So whether it might derive from vispo, concrete, asemic, haptic, etc., - and the poster thinks it's relevant - then I'm thrilled to see it in the group.

Comment by Jason C. Motsch yesterday

Not sure if this falls into asemic or vispo or both, being new to vispo but I think it falls into the asemic vein enough to post it here.

Comment by John M. Bennett on August 27, 2015 at 6:15pm

John M. Bennett & Jim Leftwich 2015

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 27, 2015 at 6:02pm

Received an historic piece from/by Jim Leftwich: "Spirit Writing" (1997) (above). This is fairly early in terms of the contemporary asemic movement. Jim, however, is not very comfortable with the term "asemic." So we can think of it as vispo as well. Many will automatically consider it a classic example of asemic writing, regardless of what JL intended or what people might have though it was in 1997.

The piece was included in a large batch of collabs by Jim Leftwich-Evan Damerow that have asemic elements as well as vispo and Trashpo. Documented here:

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 24, 2015 at 12:41am

Group member Jason Motsch (Pennsylvania, USA) sent me a FAB asemic Tacky Little Pamphlet (TLP). Thx to our history of boekie projects & the presence of John M. Bennett, we have some bragging rights concerning the TLP. So many thanks to Jason!

Comment by John M. Bennett on August 20, 2015 at 4:50pm

John M. Bennett with Jim Leftwich

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 20, 2015 at 3:06pm
Many thanks to Chris Wells, Rebecca Guyver (for the FAB Meeah Williams piece), John M. Bennett, Grace Sanford and Jason Motsch.

And how could it be IUOMA without some SSP (Shameless Self-Promotion) from the group coordinator?

Volodymyr Bilyk (Ukraine) is guest editor this month at Halvard Johnson's Truck (blog/zine). He chose some vispo-asemic pieces of mine to post:

Volodymyr Bilyk is known for his visual-textual work and his Extreme Writing community. I think he is still accepting work for Truck. And Truck is a great place to see vispo, asemis, otherstream, etc.

John M. Bennett was a guest editor at Truck too.
Comment by Chris Wells on August 16, 2015 at 1:26am

Experiment with wax resist watercolor and collage--some wax for the asemic writing and collage for the semic.

Comment by Rebecca Guyver on August 6, 2015 at 10:32pm

Meeah Williams sent me some great asemics in her doodle envelope of goodies. 


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