Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists


Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists

Asemic writing for mail-artists

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font creator program

Started by Mail Art Martha. Last reply by Alan Brignull Apr 29. 1 Reply

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

Programs converting Asemic Characters to Truetype fonts

Started by Franis. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Mar 28, 2018. 2 Replies

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

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Comment by Borderline Grafix on June 28, 2020 at 6:55pm

Comment by Mail Art Martha on June 28, 2020 at 11:10am

I am glad you like it, Carol is a good friend of mine and she will be delighted when I tell her.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 27, 2020 at 6:01pm

Thank you, Martha. Carol Stetser is indeed a longtime mail artist. And her vispo-asemic work is of much relevance to our group!

Comment by Mail Art Martha on June 26, 2020 at 3:25pm

Not everybody is here in IUOMA. One superb Mail Artist with whom I correspond since...? long ago is Carol Stetser who just sent me several of her books from Arizona. Usually when posting multiples I only show part of the work not to spoil the enjoyment for the next recipient but as it is unlikely that many IUOMA menbers will receive this here is one of them in its entiretly.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 25, 2020 at 3:00am

I've posted some great asemic collage, vispo by Beate Sonntag (Berlin, Germany) at Asemic Front 2. Beate doesn't seem to be an IUOMA-Ning member but I gather she is in the mail art community. I'm just learning about her work. DVS

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 21, 2020 at 3:21am

Collabs by Kristine Snodgrass (Florida, USA) & Andrew Topel (Illinois, USA) at Asemic Front 2. Many thanx!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 20, 2020 at 3:00am

A post on pointillist asemics at Asemic Front 2 w/ work by the fab Donmay Donamayoora. Thx as ever, Dona

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 18, 2020 at 1:36am

I documented a fascinating piece Gerda Osteneck (Canada) sent me when she was in New Zealand. It's a real study of literal textual decomposition. Many thanks to Gerda for contributing to Asemic Front.


Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 16, 2020 at 7:19pm

Darest Richard,

I was just admiring a photo of you & Darling Darlene posted by Picasso Gaglione on Facebook. Picasso proclaims you invented mail art. There is a thriving expatriate IUOMA community on Facebook.

I have fewer technical problems on FB but of course the censorship problems are greater. (A so-called "fellow mail artist" snitched on me to FB authorities & thus my Glam Faction blog is forever banned - I know not why).

No question the internet is changing & not for the better. Blogging is no longer a "growth" industry & I found myself trying to feed 4(!) blogs. In many ways, it's no longer worth the time invested when only 9 people read an entry. That's my own over-extension issue, which I am addressing.

I used to be able to document every piece of mail art received, but that is no longer true & has not been true for a long time. I'd rather hear from friends & people who have a genuine interest in being friends rather than those trying to put another notch on the blog belt.

The IUOMA-Ning blogs will not allow me to load photos without a struggle & even then it doesn't always work.  I can load to the galleries & groups without incident. Like you, I'm sure some of that is my own technical ineptness. I've also acquired a shocking amount of photo processing software that I am sure is riff with glitches. I'll repost blogs again should the "ghost in the machine" ever look more favorably upon me.

I will say that a few months ago I was accosted backstage here at IUOMA-Ning by a "feminist" who does not use her real name. She gave me her assessment of my personality - I guess I'm a pretty horrible person (but she doesn't know me). And told how I brutalize, browbeat & terrorize the women artists here on the IUOMA-Ning platform. Apparently mail art generally is also just an insidious manifestation of the patriarchy. So I tread lightly here for fear I might "offend" someone. I'd like to say I've gotten past this & atone for my past crimes but it has left a bitter taste. Oh well, time heals all.

Anyway, my documentation & writing continue, just not at all the familiar places. I'm a bit more geared toward asemics & vispo, but of course I love mail art. So really  nothing has changed.

Regards, DVS

Comment by mariano filippetta on June 16, 2020 at 9:15am
interesting insight from Jim Leftwich - hard as always sloan !!!
your asemic documentation work is fantastic!!!

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