Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists


Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists

Asemic writing for mail-artists

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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


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 DKULT on March 22, 2011 at 12:29am
I don't have a source, but I always liked the theory that language was developed as a method to hide true thoughts and feelings as people were too transparent otherwise. I guess haptic asemic synaptic writing is a return to a more intuitive means of communication
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 21, 2011 at 10:57pm
Oh, I meant it DOESN'T replace anything; it expands it. Thanks for the "Lost and Found Times" info - classics indeed. I feel like a Silly-man (if you know what I mean, wink, wink). falling back on this kind of critical perspective, but I don't know how else to explain "canzone for plywood."
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 21, 2011 at 10:51pm

Great stuff, all of it - I'm back to "a canzone for plywood." We aren't under the jurisdiction of Sandpo here. No ministries or expulsions, no consensus required for that matter. DK, I'm glad you like the organic photos. I'm personally opening my mind to the idea of found-haptic-asemic writing - I don't know what else to call it. This does replace anything; it expands it. 


My personal take on "canzone for plywood" is that it could be read as the human function of creating language. The wood represents words. The sequence of the wood represents syntax. Created in wood and asphalt, they comment on the materiality of language. Do you know what I mean? It's a natural human tendency to arrange things into linguistic structures. It's a human tendency to try to "read" things that naturally or randomly occur in the environment.


Remember this is coming from a guy who just cut up his pants and mailed them to an art show.


In addition to the more traditional kinds of asemic writing we're seeing here, I'm going to seriously consider the potential and possibilities of what John's posting. I don't think anyone else has done anything like it yet. 

Comment by DKULT on March 21, 2011 at 10:29pm
trying to understand John Bennett's writing once made my head explode. I'm finding these organic photos very soothing John. DVS, destruction is good--it just gets a bad rap
Comment by John M. Bennett on March 21, 2011 at 8:52pm


t's actually a canzone for plywood and weathered asphalt in Austin, Texas.   And if you wanna see Lost & Found Times, ir can be found online at


OR, you can buy the real thing at:




Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 21, 2011 at 8:43pm

Thanks Bifidus, that's better than I could manage. Did John Bennett edit "Lost and Found Times" or something like that? 


"Solo for Violin"? That reminds me. DK - yesterday I cut up a pair of my pants and mailed it to a Fluxus show honoring George Macunias (who wrote the "Solo for Violin"). Guess what the title is? "I cut up my pants for Diane." Of course, I know a lot of Dianes. Oh, and BTW DK, nice asemic piece below.

Comment by DKULT on March 21, 2011 at 6:29pm
asemic crosswords
Comment by Bifidus Jones on March 21, 2011 at 5:31pm
3D Asemic for solo violin and orchestra, I'd say.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 21, 2011 at 4:26pm
JMB strikes again. It must be asemic writing, but the cosmos are in disarray. Cheryl She's traveling, damn)? Bruno? Somebody? Woodn't you call this concrete?
Comment by John M. Bennett on March 21, 2011 at 1:54pm

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