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 18 hours ago. 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 De Villo Sloan yesterday

I received and wrote a review of a book by a former member of our group: Bruno Neiva in Spain. Bruno was involved during the book projects and helped make those theoretical discussions very interesting. He is quite the visual poet these days, although this is a book of conventional poems:

Comment by De Villo Sloan yesterday

It's a strange phenomena, NBS. Will one of these things break out and become very popular/a big seller? That is what usually defines "movements." "On the Road put the Beats on the map. I don't know. As we've been discussing, literacy has changed.

Vispo and asemics are included with conceptual writing these days. But I see a book of asemics as being different (and more interesting) than someone re-typing (re-typing is a big thing too) "Catcher in the Rye" and adding new typos.

These things do relate to asemics.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on Friday

Sounds like nowhere.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on Thursday

To say that dozens of conceptual novels are now being published every month would be a huge underestimate. I see announcements all the time. One author erased big sections of Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" (I think it was) and issued it as a book s/he wrote. Someone else alphabetized all the words in a de sade novel (I think the 1000 Days of Sodom) and issued it as book. I don't know where all of this is going.

I think asemic books are likely considered part of this.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on Thursday

That is a riot.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on Thursday

OK. Fave conceptual novels:

1) Terry Owenby

2) "Night Moves" by Stephanie Barber

I haven't actually read a word of "Night Moves" but I love the idea of a book being dedicated to a song by a washed up 70s rock start from Detroit. (I remember he had a concert in Buffalo and someone stole his guitars and they had to cancel.)

Comment by De Villo Sloan on Thursday

Terry, you are my favorite conceptual writer, eclipsed only by that book "Night Moves" that is composed of the YouTube comments under Bob Seger videos. I can't remember who wrote it, though.

Comment by Terry Owenby on Thursday

DVS, I had to chuckle over your comments about my non-existent conceptual book, including "I think Terry has created one of the great conceptual books because we're discussing it and she has vowed never to write it. It only exists as a concept." You agree, then, that it is an interesting book?! I hardly know what to say. I'm humbled by the experience. Now I'm going to pass the baton to Nancy Bell Scott. Her book will be an amazing read since neither book nor author exists. 

Comment by Linda French on Wednesday

I have no conception about which I would write a conceptual book.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on Wednesday

You've clarified it for me NBS!


Talk about Terry Owenby's conceptual book passionately.

(end of event score)

I think Terry has created one of the great conceptual books because we're discussing it and she has vowed never to write it. It only exists as a concept.


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