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

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

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 Ruud Janssen 20 hours ago

Comment by Jason C. Motsch yesterday

Thanks for posting the great art by John M. Bennett and Finnbadger.  As to the classification of Finnbadger's piece, I think all three descriptive terms for the type of asemics it is apply.  I also agree that John M. Bennett's piece was asemic suggestive as you say.  One of the fun things about asemic writing is that it is perceived differently depending on the person, regardless of it not having any real original intended meaning.  another interesting facet is how it makes one feel when viewing it.  I have a different connection to asemic writing when I look at it than other forms of art.  Just my two cents lol.  Thanks again for posting these.

Comment by De Villo Sloan yesterday

Thx JMB. I can see the scans, but there was a funny glitch when I posted. I'm going to re-post. They are on my FB page as well.

It's really strange how asemic writing is such a point of contention when vispo isn't. As I stated in the debate w/ Pete Spence, I am OK with the concept of asemic writing. Some folks are not. A lot of the material posted in this group could be considered vispo as well. There are no restrictions in this group, of course.

Comment by John M. Bennett yesterday

NOW it's here!

Comment by John M. Bennett yesterday

Hey De Villo, thanks for the blast from the past peeks at those golden oldies - i could see them from the links in the email i rec'd, tho they do not appear on the blog site for some reason............  ????????  as to whether they are asemic or not, i really have no opinion on the matter; it's a classification problem for someone other than the artist to worry about (or not) - actually, I was thinking yesterday that there is no such thing as asemic art or writing:  EVERYTHING has a meaning.  "asemic", the word, means "no meaning", which in turn, of course, means something.

Comment by De Villo Sloan yesterday

This is a page of work by JMB that appeared in a zine called "MaLLife" (Seattle, 1988). The light blue piece is a TLP (Tacky Little Pamphlet) that is stapled into the zine; the title is "Snake Girls." On FB I described the work as "asemic-like," and I don't think Jim Leftwich agrees. This is definitely calligraphy, but I think the distortion in the letters is at least asemic suggestive. So I will share these here for the group to ponder. Here are more images from "Snake Girls":

Comment by De Villo Sloan on Friday

Thx Jason!

FinnBadger sent an interesting piece that is the result of a printer malfunction.

It could fit into the territory of found asemics, chance asemics, trashemics. You decide.

Comment by Jason C. Motsch on Friday

Comment by Jason C. Motsch on May 13, 2015 at 3:19am

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 12, 2015 at 12:38pm


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