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. 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 Lesley Magwood Fraser on March 3, 2011 at 11:17am
Comment by Visual Mom on March 3, 2011 at 4:40am

This is the painting upon which I based my "This is Visual Poetry" chapbook, which is found at THIS LINK --- I had only sketched the glyphs on the canvas when I took digital photos of them to use in the book --- then finished the painting in Dec.2010.

Comment by Kitty Rocket on March 3, 2011 at 4:02am
I have been giving it a go most of the day, my first attempts as well! Thanks De Villo, what a brilliant's like having a secret!
Comment by Eduardo Cardoso on March 3, 2011 at 3:24am
I just finished my first attempts on asemic writing. I'll post soon!
Comment by DKULT on March 2, 2011 at 6:59pm
nice to break out of the linguistic prison
Comment by Eduardo Cardoso on March 2, 2011 at 5:58pm
Now I'm interest in trying this technique. :)
Comment by cheryl penn on March 2, 2011 at 4:53pm
Ptrzia - I LOVE Codex Seraphinianus :-)
Comment by Ptrzia (TICTAC) on March 2, 2011 at 4:44pm

i am jumping right in here...:-) my favourite asemic mind blowing example is the Codex is so complete.

It is a huge complex fascinating book from a multitalented italian artist Luigi Serafini. Worthed to check out:

Comment by My Life As A Collage on March 2, 2011 at 4:16pm
thanks - "asemic writing" was not a term i was familiar with, so i was trying to make connections. (you know us visual learners...) you are as expert as anyone - i trust  your input.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 2, 2011 at 4:11pm
Hi My Life As A Collage, neither Cheryl nor I make any claim to be "experts" on this. I know I am hoping to learn too. So I hope others will jump in. I do think certain aspects of Twombly's work could be considered asemic. You have what appears to be writing but it's non-referential, truly visual language. Other folks jump right in here please.

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