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 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


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, 2016. 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 De Villo Sloan on April 21, 2011 at 4:59pm
allright bruno! where's dk? i hope she sees the cardboard
Comment by John M. Bennett on April 21, 2011 at 4:28pm

Sorry, I like it!  i did a whole series on cardboard a few months ago...  great stuff



Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 21, 2011 at 3:04pm
I need to cut this binary thing: order vs. chaos, found vs. (what?) not-found. Divisive and ultimately artificial. I'm liking Bruno's pieces more and more. I totally agree with JMB and that's why I was intrigued by the street sign.
Comment by John M. Bennett on April 21, 2011 at 2:47pm

Gents  -  I like that poster you made De Villo, and I really like those pieces of yrs, Bruno


I don;t think there is really such a thing as chaos or "chaotic" - one just hasn't seen or sensed the pattern(s) yet...




Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 21, 2011 at 2:34pm
Bruno, I hope you feel anything can be put on the table for discussion. I like these pieces you've posted A LOT. I'm spending more time with them. I think what you're doing is more purely and elementally asemic. I admire that focus. I'm coming off a long vispo binge, so I'm still thinking a lot about the interplay between word and image. I'm focusing on popcult images for sure. No, I don't wanted stylized pop. Tarantino - like him but I shudder to think... Excellent discussion as far as I'm concerned.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 21, 2011 at 3:10am
Bruno, as soon as one thing is addressed you bring up another. You mention work that is "chaotic." (OK, below is chaotic, but was I supposed to use girls scouts in a row?), I think your point is really important. Because I also see asemic writing that is very linear and text-like. And then there are the more chaotic things. Obviously, there is a place for both. I do, however, wonder how far the boundaries can be pushed.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 21, 2011 at 2:57am

Thanks Bruno, and here's something to illustrate my point. I was so impressed by the destroyed poster JMB found in Mexico that I have just created a poem called "ASEMIC POSSE FOR JMB." Structurally, it's pretty much based on the poster. So that's what I was trying to say. Yes, Bruno, the clutter is pretty unbelievable:


Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 21, 2011 at 12:15am
Here's the thing. OK, it's a distressed poster in Mexico. Maybe some people are not comfortable taking it home as art or presenting it as art as is. (Personally, I'd send it to Ficus to blast with a shotgun for artistic finishing.) Anyway, there are some cool ideas on that poster for letters you might want to make yourself. There's an idea for a collage you might make. So, like John did, you could grab a photo and use it as the basis for your own piece. You could take out your trusty notebook and sketch it. You could take pieces of the poster and combine them with other things. It could serve as the basis for something. Those are other ways to approach it.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on April 20, 2011 at 11:05pm
I said, I don't care what it really is or where it came from. To me, this works as asemic writing. Those sans serif letters are hanging on the edge of being words but simultaneously and eternally melting before your eyes, or mine anyway. A ruined poster - decollage - shaped by some divine hand rather than David Chirot, because it really reminds me of that kind of work. I am taking a stand here.
Comment by John M. Bennett on April 20, 2011 at 10:43pm
Heh!  It's a foto of a torn up poster - taken about 3 weeks ago in Mexico DF - in the Zona Rosa, as I recall.

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