Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists


Asemic Writing for Mail-Artists

Asemic writing for mail-artists

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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

Spontaneous Asemics

Started by Carien van Hest. Last reply by Carien van Hest Oct 20, 2020. 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, 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 Carien van Hest on January 8, 2021 at 12:11am

Simone Simons

Made while listening to Umbrella by Rihanna

Comment by Borderline Grafix on January 3, 2021 at 5:07pm

Carien van Hest

Comment by Carien van Hest on January 2, 2021 at 11:22pm

Asemics from Mel Anie:

Comment by Mel Anie on January 2, 2021 at 9:46pm

It's happened again! Someone has suggested this piece (that has been mailed to someone and received by them) is asemic. So, crit time, please!

Comment by Carien van Hest on January 2, 2021 at 6:00pm

New Year's Resolutions

Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 22, 2020 at 3:04am

Received some great vispo from IUOMA member Cinzia Farina (Enna, Italy). Deepest thanks for sending in these difficult times!

Comment by Carien van Hest on December 19, 2020 at 1:51pm

Comment by Mel Anie on December 19, 2020 at 12:09am

De Villo Sloan, from my perspective, you did not fail me, and you enlightened me sufficiently; enough so that I am now quite fascinated by this asemic endeavour. I like the idea, very much, but I'm sceptical. I try to imagine it but it's a very deep struggle: how do I undo the position of language acquisition? But, an envelope is in the post to you, of older pieces that knew not any of this. I am not an asemic writer but.....but.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 18, 2020 at 10:43pm

One more thing: All these pieces mimic the linear, (sometimes) syntax & symbol structures of most European languages. That's great

You can see some incredible work with "Imaginary" languages (but they can't be read!), alternative structures, single glyphs, work made with found material. So the possibilities are huge.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 18, 2020 at 10:33pm

And here is a piece by none other than Jim Leftwich (Virginia, USA). I'm collecting as much JL material as I can & trying to document his views at Asemic Front. He prefers the term "pansemic" now. I think he sent me this when I was digging back into older work. So I think this is something he at least once considered "asemic." But I'm doing this from memory so this is not official. But this IS an example of what many of consider Leftwich asemic writing. That's about as close to the source as you can get.

By Jim Leftwich:

Asemic Front, by the way, is an ongoing mail art call. ALL of you are invited. The blog that documents the project has all sorts of fascinating asemic material, including a lot of Jim's current theoretical positions.


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