Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists


Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists

Asemic writing for mail-artists

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Spontaneous Asemics

Started by Carien van Hest. Last reply by Jan Hodgman yesterday. 17 Replies

I am curious how members view the phenomenon of spontaneous asemics and if they ever experience something like I did this afternoon. I was tidying my workspace and while lifting a pile of paper I detected marks of ink that got stuck to the plastic…Continue

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

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by Francis Lammé Dec 9, 2020. 166 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

font creator program

Started by Mail Art Martha. Last reply by Francis Lammé Aug 24, 2020. 2 Replies

Hi I am new here because by chance I saw your question. I have used Fontographer to create my own fonts from drawings and it is easy and free. It will work with W7, I think. You need a painting /graphic program to create tiny drawings of each…Continue

Definition of Asemic Writing - Adapted from Wikipedia

Started by De Villo Sloan. Last reply by david-baptiste chirot Feb 18, 2019. 12 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

Personal shorthand jazz writings with words.

Started by Bill Newbold. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Oct 13, 2018. 2 Replies

Can ideas like this be included in the asemic type of development?Jazzy script in a kind of shorthand notation?Continue

The Push and Pull of Graffiti

Started by Sharon Silverman Apr 3, 2018. 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

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Comment by Mark Rossmiller, Ph.D. on August 7, 2020 at 3:24pm

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 7, 2020 at 3:16am

I posted a series of snail mail collabs done by visual poet Andrew Brenza (New Jersey, USA) & me at Asemic Front 2. I point these out because I consider them "concrete asemic" - this is sort of "dueling typewriters." I'd love to do more of these if anyone uses typewriters.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 6, 2020 at 3:27am

Those who were here for the glory days (may there be many ahead) of IUOMA-Ning & Cheryl Penn's book projects in our humble asemic group will recall our great friend Lisa Iversen (Indiana, USA).

Like many asemic & Trashpo legends, Lisa Iversen is mostly "retired" from mail art after a decade of intensity (have you learned m-a is hard work yet?). But sometimes she emerges for a stroll. And she sent a textile piece to Asemic Front!

Thank you Lisa Iversen (aka Lisa Lisa, aka Skybridge Studios)

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 6, 2020 at 2:10am

Two new collabs by group member John M. Bennett (Ohio, USA) & me (De Villo Sloan) for Asemic Front 2. Thx, JMB!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 4, 2020 at 1:40am

Wow, received FAB asemics from group member Penny Reinecke in Western Australia. The postcard is shared here at IUOMA-Ning and on Asemic Front 2. Thank you, Penny!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 2, 2020 at 7:40pm

Thanks all! More asemics coming and feel free to post your own.

Welcome Jenn Miltenberger!

Again - thanks to all who are contributing to Asemic Front. While it has expanded, AF is at core a mail art call. So all IUOMAns are always welcome to participate.

Comment by Jan Hodgman on August 2, 2020 at 5:49am

A mighty whistle for WHISTLE   !!!!!!!!!

Thanks so much for this super compendium of colab aseic artworks!

Inspiring, enlivening. Yes!

Comment by Jenn Miltenberger on August 2, 2020 at 4:10am

I have no idea why it took me so long to find this group. 

Comment by Bradford on July 27, 2020 at 9:49pm

Great link/article!  Thanks for posting that.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 27, 2020 at 9:29pm

Word-for-Word an online zine has posted "Beyond the Wall: Visual Writing Exhibit" curated by Tom Hibbard (Wisconsin, USA).

Tom Hibbard writes a lot about "visual writing" and writers and artists who are in our group! He is very supportive of vispo in the mail art world. A look at the exhibit can be really informative in terms of seeing methods the various visual poets use.

(SSP Shameless Self-Promotion trigger ahead!) Tom included me in the exhibit, I'm not worthy etc. 


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