Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists


Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists

Asemic writing for mail-artists

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The Push and Pull of Graffiti

Started by Sharon Silverman Apr 3. 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. 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

Tags: design, designing, asemic, making, programs

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

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by Carolyn Cline Feb 10. 162 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

Definition of Asemic Writing - Adapted from Wikipedia

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by Terry Owenby Sep 11, 2017. 11 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, 2016. 2 Replies


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 Mim Golub Scalin on June 7, 2011 at 1:33pm
Question about putting the book together. Should we be mindful "image" placement if there's going to be space taken up by the binding? Not sure this is clear, as I don't have the language of book making.
Comment by cheryl penn on June 6, 2011 at 2:24pm
I have posted the addresses I am able to find and thank you to the few who sent me theirs. Please CHECK that you address is right - if not, tell me, I will correct it.
Comment by cheryl penn on June 5, 2011 at 8:15pm
Hello everyone :-) - prettylily - thanks for tips - Novgorod Codex - yip, its a goodie. Diane - yes, I think so?? Our sketch pads are about 220grm paper?? After the size issue - not sure if the grammage measurements are the same???  Out standard document paper is 80grm (THIN!!!!) 160grm a good weight - do you have that? Bruno - no red eyes - your words - dead blue - that a clue??
Comment by prettylily on June 5, 2011 at 6:37pm

Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement!


Gee whiz, don't mean to make you blush, Buno.  I wouldn't mind having one of those little re-blue jewels.  My arm is twistable.

What I meant about magic is I can be thinking of something, go to the PO for my mail, open the mailbox and there is something from Diane.  It's kind if eerie.  Did you see the piece I posted that she sent me last week?  Super fine!


Yes, it's wax paper.  Ordinary kind, ironed to remove some of the wax.  Then added ink, added a little Dorland's wax medium to the back and a little Golden's long fiber medium,  There are several sheets, layered.  I also used a plain sheet of wax paper to give it more depth.  The back layer is a piece of vellum that was used to doodle, stamp, test colors, etc.  I never throw anything out!

I was pleased with the results.  Funny how the wax paper photographs when used this way.  Makes me want to touch the regular copy paper to feel the layers. 


Cheryl, you never should have introduced me to the Novgorod Codex!  Just kidding......I am so happy you did.


I'm do value all of your comments and I'm glad you guys like it.  Before this current book project, I was doing some printing experiments, so this all falls right in line with my personal art voyage.  Some of you have received a few of them.


Samuel, your new piece is teriffic.  It's a piece that would lend it self well to hand coloring.  Is that what you did?


Some of you are on my IOU list right now, so please forgive me if I am a little slower than usual!   Many thanks to all of you!  It's hard to catch you all on line because of the time difference.




Comment by DKULT on June 5, 2011 at 6:25pm
Cheryl I'm probably posting this in the wrong place, but is standard weight sketch pad/drawing paper okay for the book?
Comment by cheryl penn on June 5, 2011 at 5:17pm
Samuel :-) - FAB!
Comment by Samuel Montalvetti on June 5, 2011 at 5:16pm
Comment by cheryl penn on June 5, 2011 at 4:38pm
Prettylily - FAB work! My word - yes, its weird how aesthetic ideas seems to coalesce within a community. If this is what we can expect for the Asemics Books - WOW - these are gong to be prizes! I am working on my first 16. So far so good. Started out with a printed image on all 8 pages, but each work will be hand colored/worked too. I LIKE original - so I GIVE original :-) X
Comment by DKULT on June 5, 2011 at 4:12pm
This is stunning Sue! and I Love Dorland's wax medium the texture is so silky. can't wait to see more of these. I bet they are amazing in person!
Comment by prettylily on June 5, 2011 at 2:14pm

Not a finished product.  Just an experiment in burying writing with color behind.


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