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 De Villo Sloan on June 1, 2011 at 9:22pm
Thanks Ruud. That is a lifesaver. You're the best.
Comment by Ruud Janssen on June 1, 2011 at 9:20pm
Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 1, 2011 at 9:11pm

Another good point Diane - usually people do an original and make copies to send others. So you'd do an original and make 15 copies to mail. However, some book arts people pride themselves in making everything authentic and unique. So they actually do 15 separate chapters (variations on a theme) so everyone gets an original and not a copy. It's all a matter of how you want to approach it.


I'm sure Cheryl will soon make another stunning appearance - sadder but wiser in the knowledge that the metric system is not universal and some unenlightened parts of the world measure things in inches.


And you always gotta worry about the monkeys getting involved.

Comment by DKULT on June 1, 2011 at 8:50pm
so 8 pages of our art photocopied 15 times ? Okay, if that is wrong please let me know.  Cheryl, really want to hear about these monkeyzzzz....
Comment by John M. Bennett on June 1, 2011 at 7:55pm

OK, instructions clear now.  I'll use US letter-sized paper - it's not exactly A4, but it's never been a problem.  It IS a real pain to cut paper here to A4, you have to use quite large sheets.  and it's difficult to print anything on the A4 size here



Comment by cheryl penn on June 1, 2011 at 7:06pm
OK - Cultural paper differences - MAN!! What next!! :-)??? We do cm - you do inches - OF COURSE!!!
Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on June 1, 2011 at 7:05pm
This is SO clear now. The only thing is that I'll have to create that size paper, since the U.S. is on a different standard paper size. But I can do that. No problem. Thanks so much Cheryl for clarifying.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 1, 2011 at 7:05pm

Lord help me if I got this wrong:


30 centimeters = 11.8 inches

21 centimeters - 8.3 inches


so 2 sheets. each sheet is 11.8 inches by 8.3 inches


Cheryl, does this seem correct?


Our standard paper in the US is 8.5 by 11



Comment by cheryl penn on June 1, 2011 at 6:51pm
I am sorry there appears to be confusion regarding the size of the paper. A4 is standard size computer/photocopy paper here. A4 is 30cm x 21 cm. You will need two sheets.  These are folded in half.  This gives you in effect 8 pages to fill, size A5. How you fill them is up to you. The point of the collaboration is to assemble a collection of asemic writing by various artists. You will have to make 15 copies. These copies will be posted to each of the people in your group. You have been allocated Asemics 15 # 1 or Asemics 15 # 2.  This means there will be 15 copies of each book. Please advise if this is not clear
Comment by cheryl penn on June 1, 2011 at 6:12pm
FAB Diane - great!

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