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 Carien van Hest Oct 20. 12 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

font creator program

Started by Mail Art Martha. Last reply by Francis Lammé Aug 24. 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

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 Oct 13, 2018. 164 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

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 De Villo Sloan on Monday

Had f2f meet-up at Asemic Front Headquarters in Auburn, NY, USA w/ longtime collab partner (from Louisiana) DES. A very productive session, which I'm documenting on AF2. Some of the pieces will be mailed.

Comment by Borderline Grafix on October 23, 2020 at 8:15pm

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 23, 2020 at 3:29pm

I've posted some excellent asemic calligraphy by Tucker Sampson (Concord, New Hampshire, USA) at Asemic Front 2:

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 17, 2020 at 12:26am

Hi Richard, a lot has been written about Kerri Pullo, which can be found on line. I'm basing what I say here on those public sources. Her interview on the Lemonhound blog is particularly good, I think.

Kerri started her asemic career here at IUOMA almost a decade ago. She was an active mail artist and many surely remember her.

The Arabic calligraphy meets abstract expressionism is spot on. She says Arabic calligraphy and Islamic art are big influences on her asemics (they were for Brion Gysin too). I believe Kerri is of Arabic descent on her father's side and maybe Irish on the other? ) but could not find the source where I read it). She grew up mostly in Indiana, USA  totally absorbing things such as abstract art, which she acknowledges as an influence. She is, for me, yet another astonishing synthesis that gives USA culture such vitality.

In this recent work, I see her returning to her more spiritual roots, which is not uncommon for artists, as you know. I called some of these new pieces Angelic.

The fact that our humble group nurtured both Kerri Pullo and Nancy Bell Scott gives me tremendous pride.

Comment by Richard Canard on October 16, 2020 at 11:08pm

16.10.20 Dare Mister De Villo S.,...  The works of Ms. Kerri Pullo seem to suggest the possibility of  "Arabic Calligraphy meeting  Jackson Pollock". "Elegant"  is all I can utter.. Thanx for sharing. SinCelery, Richard Canard........Post Scriptum:   "The first thing God created was the pen."----The Prophet Muhammad

Comment by Carien van Hest on October 16, 2020 at 10:44pm

It looks like a magic curtain.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 16, 2020 at 7:59pm

I am thrilled to share an outstanding batch of new work by Kerri Pullo (Arizona, USA) at Asemic Front 2. Kerri has been participating in AF since the start. I think these pieces mark a high point in her artistic career. Thanks to Kerri

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 15, 2020 at 2:22am

I received a huge collection of vispo titled "decompositions" from Jim Leftwich (Virginia, USA). Exploring this material will take time, but I plan to share it. Deepest thanks to Jim.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on October 14, 2020 at 9:04pm

Thanks Borderline Grafix - I have a set of collabs with you just about completed.

Welcome to the great Richard Baudet! Thank you for the piece by Sylvia.

And Richard your wonderful calligraphy could be turned into some very fine asemic writing, I think

Feel free to share with the group. Thanks again

Comment by Borderline Grafix on October 14, 2020 at 5:08pm


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