Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists


Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists

Asemic writing for mail-artists

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font creator program

Started by Mail Art Martha. Last reply by Alan Brignull Apr 29. 1 Reply

Hi I am new here because by chance I saw your question. I have used Fontographer to create my own fonts from drawings and it is easy and free. It will work with W7, I think. You need a painting /graphic program to create tiny drawings of each…Continue

Definition of Asemic Writing - Adapted from Wikipedia

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by david-baptiste chirot Feb 18, 2019. 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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Comment by david-baptiste chirot on July 8, 2019 at 10:32pm
Comment by david-baptiste chirot on July 8, 2019 at 10:28pm

asemic asemniac writing by david baptiste chirot--hope they show up as not sure of how to pos to this group--posted 3--will try again--

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on July 8, 2019 at 10:55am

It's amazing I never saw the term "pansemic" before. Google just now listed tons of links to follow, so this week's reading is laid out for me. I too think Leftwich is brilliant and remember his being credited by you and DK for inventing trashpo. Thanks for all the info, DVS. 

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 8, 2019 at 2:58am

NBS, the newer definitions of asemic writing on the net generally give Jim Leftwich and Tim Gaze credit for coining the term "asemic" in the 1990s. Obviously people have been doing asemic writing much longer, but no one had explored, explained, defined the practice.

Jim is currently opposed to the use of the term asemic and is trying to replace it with "pansemic." But the cat is kind of out of the bag at this point. People get really bent out of shape on this subject. Pete Spence's attack on Kerri Pullo were inexcusable imho

We give Jim credit for inventing Trashpo in 2005.

He is some kind of genius.

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on July 8, 2019 at 1:53am

The works posted in Photos by mail art veteran Jim Leftwich (decomposition + trashpo pieces) in Nov 2008 are really a wonder to behold, and asemically compelling. I'd never seen them before! Tonight they're on pages 6189-6190, but the numbers move, of course.

Argument is inevitable; life would be bland and unimaginable without its many forms, right? It tends to be better if the instigator doesn't pretend to be disingenuous or pretend to be uninterested in starting an argument, but who knows.

For me, it's time to feed the birds in the yard. 

Comment by Bradford on July 7, 2019 at 11:16pm

So, the shunner was shunned?  . . . and the wheel goes 'round and 'round . . .

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 7, 2019 at 5:53pm

Welcome Mark Rossmiller!

Mark and Moan Lisa hold the record for leaving, returning and sometimes being kicked out of the group.

No one is even remotely close in second place except possibly Cheryl Penn who started the group, got kicked out then left IOU-MA altogether but somehow remains a non-particpating group member.

As you can see we are all close friends with deep respect for each other.

New project looks good, Mark/

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 3, 2019 at 11:32pm

David Chirot's images look fine to me.

I understand Instagram and Facebook are having some problems with images. It could cross over to other platforms.

Comment by Terry Owenby on July 3, 2019 at 8:30pm

David-Baptiste Chirot -- it appears you have added photos below, so I'm not sure why you are asking how to do it. Just start a comment, like you have before, click on the "Image" icon in the upper left of the comment box, and download the photo from your computer. Hope this helps. 

Comment by Terry Owenby on July 3, 2019 at 8:26pm

Jayne, thank you! I will send the asemics piece to you today! Have fun! 


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