Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists


Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists

Asemic writing for mail-artists

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Personal shorthand jazz writings with words.

Started by Bill Newbold. Last reply by JCW Maine May 13. 3 Replies

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

Spontaneous Asemics

Started by Carien van Hest. Last reply by JCW Maine May 8. 18 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

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 My Life As A Collage on March 2, 2011 at 4:03pm
would you consider certain aspects of cy twombly's works to be asemic writing?
Comment by cheryl penn on March 2, 2011 at 3:53pm

What about the Phaistos Disk. Not this one, the real one -  The manuscript - Asemics??? No, I dont think so on reflection. Our interpretation - different story. Imposing meaning - we're good at that. What was the INTENT?


Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 2, 2011 at 3:45pm

And you know you can always get the lowdown in (Thank you David Stafford for this spendid work):

Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 2, 2011 at 3:42pm

Dear Mariska van den Heuvel, great to see you at IUOMA again and in the asemic group. A piece by Mariska:

Comment by cheryl penn on March 2, 2011 at 3:27pm
O - I remembered something - hasn't this manuscript been narrowed down to a few glyphs? About 20sih??  I sometimes use this technique and consider it asemic writing??? But I've never thought of it as asemic writing, no.
Comment by cheryl penn on March 2, 2011 at 3:23pm
Lisa - interesting observation. This particular manuscript has always fascinated me. Will have to think about this :-) excellent :-)
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 2, 2011 at 3:20pm
Great Diane. You know I consider you a serious artist. You should never think I didn't think you were a serious artist because I never thought that. Those asemic symbols near the top are cool - you draw!
Comment by DKeys on March 2, 2011 at 3:14pm
Comment by cheryl penn on March 2, 2011 at 2:52pm
Great to see so many here :-) and such a FAB response to the group. Had a discussion with Les this morning about asemics - so, although I was not here, was still peering into the depths of this o so wonderful textual abyss.
Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 2, 2011 at 2:26pm
Hi Heather, a member of the thriving South African Mail-Art School I think? I see the group as a place for mail-artists who are interested in doing asemics in their work. You can find people here who might be interested in exchanging asemic work. That's up to you. I see it as a place for people to post examples for others to see what kind of work is being done. I'm thrilled we have some people in the group who are really ACCOMPLISHED in this area as well as others who want to learn. So just go with the flow. I'm always pleased to receive asemic work. Thanks for your involvement!

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