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 david-baptiste chirot Feb 18. 12 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

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 Oct 13, 2018. 164 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

Personal shorthand jazz writings with words.

Started by Bill Newbold. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Oct 13, 2018. 2 Replies

Can ideas like this be included in the asemic type of development?Jazzy script in a kind of shorthand notation?Continue

The Push and Pull of Graffiti

Started by Sharon Silverman Apr 3, 2018. 0 Replies

I am always fascinated by the art that develops when the Graffiti Artist tags a blank space and the person who hates Graffiti covers it up ...Tag - Cover-up , Tag - Cover-up etc...Continue

Programs converting Asemic Characters to Truetype fonts

Started by Franis. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Mar 28, 2018. 2 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

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Asemic Writing by Sharon Silverman

Started by Sharon Silverman. Last reply by De Villo Sloan Mar 9, 2016. 2 Replies


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Comment by david-baptiste chirot on June 6, 2019 at 4:42pm
Comment by Jan Hodgman on June 6, 2019 at 4:27pm

Jason, I love these! I'm embarking on a series called Mysterious Marks, for which these would be great candidates. I thought of making a new group for that but these adorn the Asemic board nicely.

Comment by Jason C. Motsch on June 6, 2019 at 8:13am

Comment by Jason C. Motsch on June 6, 2019 at 8:13am

Comment by Jason C. Motsch on June 6, 2019 at 8:12am

Comment by iWunder on June 3, 2019 at 3:11am

I just logged back in after a significant hiatus. Is anyone exchanging asemic pieces? How do I get involved to create/send/receive?

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 30, 2019 at 7:15am

Fantastic collabs at Asemic Front 2 by Rosaire Appel (New York City, USA) & group founder and former IUOMA member Cheryl Penn (South Africa). Great stuff!

Comment by Richard Canard on May 29, 2019 at 5:06pm

29.05.19 Dare Ms. Jayne Barket Lyons,  If you are gonna push the rest of us into new levels of seeing & viewing the world it seems a bit much to expect De Villo Sloan to come up with the necessary terminology---although (on second thought) he does seem to be the only logical & concerned Professor in Asemics 101.  Thanx for sharing.   Richard Canard

Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 29, 2019 at 4:32pm

Thanks Jayne. Perfect. You have another example of what Richard calls "readymade" and I call "found" asemics.

They are things you stumble upon in everyday life that suggest language and text but you cannot read them in the way you are reading my comments here.

Asemic writing via calligraphy is an entirely different process to achieve the same end.

Maybe these humanmade accidents are industrial asemics - we don't have a formal name.

Comment by Jayne Barket Lyons on May 29, 2019 at 4:21pm

Here is a photo collage of various tiles from our kitchen backsplash. The tile installer made random patterns. The glassy brown tiles stick out for me, and call to mind a secret code. Asemic qualities?? If eco-asemics relate to asemics in nature, what term would one use for this?


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