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 cheryl penn on March 19, 2011 at 12:09am

O yes - and - not quite on topic,but I like it none the less

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" Marcel Proust.

Comment by cheryl penn on March 18, 2011 at 11:59pm
Bruno  - fantastic links thanks - The last image (Fernando) - great - I see the hand and the mind of the artist at work in the landscape - it looks symbiotic - thankyou. De Villo - yes, rethinking but right now, not too much shifting ;-)
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 18, 2011 at 3:08am
OK Cheryl, you're re-thinking asemics. I'll be interested to hear. I know it's this trashpo thing - I'm not lobbying for asemic trashpo. You know, I've abused that term so badly Jim Leftwich would put a hit on me if he knew, or maybe he does. I don't know. But I'm going to have to do a trashpo position paper and people can do whatever, trash it probably. Geez, does anyone have any new work?
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 18, 2011 at 3:00am
The :found art" thing is yet another issue. Some of us are trying to find our individual positions on that front. Cheryl and I are going to have to - we are going to have to work that out somewhere because we do a lot projects together.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 18, 2011 at 2:57am
Bruno, seriously, thank you. I thought what you wrote was excellent. You framed things around materiality.

This medium will be difficult for some of the discussions that get more abstract. We will have to do our best.

I think Bruno broadened the field as well as John Bennett. Most of us were thinking of asemics as strictly writing on the page.

We have to remember we have the haptic poetry group here. We are exploring the notion of three-dimensional poetry, as strange as that might sound - or call it object poetry - Ray Johnson did that. Something like sculpture establishes the concept.

There is a broader definition of what a poem might be. So you could have haptic-asemic work. Cheryl, your clay tablets are in this territory.

Let's just remember we are dealing with an expanded definition of poetry here, at least some people are.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 18, 2011 at 12:45am
You think you are?
Comment by cheryl penn on March 18, 2011 at 12:05am
Bruno - good luck with the exhibition - excellent! No, will not forget you are Portuguese :-) A collective of asemic works - also sounds great - will be thinking about that for next year.  Marcela - you do GREAT!!! DVS - you think, therefore you are - its part of your abiding charm :-)
Comment by Marcela Peral on March 16, 2011 at 4:42pm
Great discussion!!! I´ll must re-think about asemic... I´m learning a lot!!! Thank you guys... I´m sorry my english is not good enough to put in words some ideas... I must think a lot before writting an sometimes must look for the dictionary :(
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 16, 2011 at 3:54pm
"symbols are shaped by the presence or absence of some sort of matter" GREAT ONE Bruno - I'll save it for the manifesto ;))) Cheryl, Ok, were not sending any of this to The Ministry of Truth - I'm relieved. Personal opinions? I don't know, man. Collective opinions? I don't know, man. I'll take your advice and try to stop thinking all together.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 16, 2011 at 1:13pm

Thanks for the response Cheryl. BTW - Eduardo Cardoso's recent post is great too. Is there anything that guy can't do?


With this group - we're starting with established definitions of asemic writing and practices. Rules are made to broken. Given the people we have here, I would expect no less than totally new directions and re-framing of what's gone before. So the more ideas and points of view, the better, IMHO.


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