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 JCW Maine 22 hours ago. 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

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 Borderline Grafix on March 14, 2021 at 5:49pm

Comment by Carien van Hest on March 13, 2021 at 4:06am

Those monks knew what to do with their time! Very inventive. Thank you for posting this, Fike.

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on March 12, 2021 at 9:28pm

here's the 'cheat sheet'

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on March 12, 2021 at 9:22pm

Duncan Geere, a scientist whom I follow by emails of his blog has mentioned the number system used by Cistercian monks. Although it is VERY SEMIC it looks to me and would be to almost all of us asemic. Here's a link to some images:

Comment by Mail Art Martha on March 9, 2021 at 7:14pm

Thank you Caren, i always welcome a bit of Art Nouveau, those curves. I hope it belongs to your family!

Comment by Bradford on March 4, 2021 at 3:25am

That's one of the most fabulous clocks I've ever seen.  Hard to believe it's from 1885, but Horta was a leader.

Comment by Carien van Hest on March 3, 2021 at 11:37pm

Art nouveau... This clock is designed by Victor Horta, around 1885. The irregular but fluent lines remind me of asemic writing. 

Comment by Jeanette Geissler on March 2, 2021 at 12:53pm

Jeanette Geissler - Potsdam 2021 (1)

Comment by Yvonne Kettner on February 26, 2021 at 1:49pm

Hello De Villo Sloan, thanks for the comment.

I did the editing and upside down way extra, because you can´t read it anymore. I thought , the not reading anymore part, is a prerequisite for asemic. Is that assumption right?


Comment by De Villo Sloan on February 26, 2021 at 12:47am

Dear Yvonne Kettner, really interesting work and I think could be called asemic.

Here is a question that comes up A LOT in vispo & asemics, no kidding:

Are those pieces upside down?

Should they appear at AF2 exactly as they appear below.

Again, thx


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