Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists


Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists

Asemic writing for mail-artists

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Definition of Asemic Writing - Adapted from Wikipedia

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by res nullius Apr 22. 10 Replies

Adapted from Wikipedia Asemic writing is a wordless open semantic form of writing. The word asemic means “having no specific semantic content.” With the nonspecificity of asemic writing there comes a vacuum of meaning which is left for the reader to…Continue

Asemic Writing by Sharon Silverman

Started by Sharon Silverman. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Mar 9. 2 Replies


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

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Jan 20. 159 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

Programs converting Asemic Characters to Truetype fonts

Started by Franis. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Aug 15, 2015. 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, 2015. 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

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Comment by John M. Bennett on Sunday

Osvaldo Cibils & John M. Bennett

Comment by Moan Lisa on Sunday

Comment by Jason C. Motsch on Sunday
Thanks, John. The glyphs were done with fountain pen and the rest was done in Photoshop.
Comment by Ficus strangulensis on Saturday
Comment by John M. Bennett on Saturday

these look a bit like petroglyphs, cool

Comment by Jason C. Motsch on Saturday

Comment by De Villo Sloan on Friday

Jan, Cecil is a member of this group but hasn't been active for a while. He has posted some interesting things that are probably still there, deep in the comment stream.

He did early & innovative work, IMHO.

Comment by Jan Hodgman on Friday

Just ran across this on Pinterest by Cecil Touchon. Wow!

Asemic Palimpsest Correspondence by Cecil Touchon. Made on 1920's corporate…:

Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 1, 2016 at 3:05pm

Fike & Chris, I have many examples of cursive (asemic) calligraphy that has recognizable letters, words and even phrases that emerge out of the abstract calligraphy & then meld back in again before any "readable" text is possible. This is often done very deliberately. I have a piece by Geof Huth that does this, for instance. It's buried in this comment stream, in fact.

So fragments of words & phrases embedded in incoherence is definitely an approach.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 1, 2016 at 1:50am

Received a piece of classic Trashpo from Borderline Grafix in Austin, Texas - a reminder that Trashpo is vispo and we have the term "Trashemic" because many trashpoets all create asemics. Thx to BG


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