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 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!!!
Comment by Richard Canard on June 16, 2020 at 8:09am

16.06.20 Dare Mister DeVillo Sloan, sorry to learn the technical particulars of this electronic world  have become troublesome  for you. (for a  naive "luddite" such as I ---it has always  been "Alice in Wonderhell" .  Of late, I can't even read the daily news without being blocked with overlays & ads covering whatever I might be attempting to view.-----But I do wish to communicate to you that I have always appreciated & learned much from your commentary here at the I.U.O.M.A. I will continue  to  look forward to your insight & offerings. Thanks to you & the I.U.O.M.A. ( Mister Ruud Janssen). SinCelery (as I recall, I adopted this little sign-off from you), Richard Canard

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 16, 2020 at 3:47am

For old friends who are curious: I'm not re-posting my blogs at IUOMA-Ning anymore due to the excessive technical problems of loading the blogs that are causing me huge amounts of time & frustration. It has nothing to do w/ my longstanding support for IUOMA-Ning or its current members (well, maybe a little).

Loading photos in the IUOMA gallery is easier so I'll continue to do that.

My Asemic Front 2 & Glam Faction (although GF is banned on FB) blogs are still active & I am posting mail art there. I'll share links at IUOMA-Ning when I can.

(The internet is just get less fun all the time!)

Thanks to all Asemic Front contributors - the project is still going.


Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 16, 2020 at 3:40am

Many thanks to group member Jan Hodgman (Washington State, USA) who sent a fab contribution to Asemic Front (which I finally documented). Thx for a beautiful piece, Jan

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 15, 2020 at 1:03am

I received an interesting email from group member & visual poet of note Jim Leftwich who is currently traveling in the USA. He responds to the AF2 blog of his mail art (recently shared in our group).

He adds some info on the subject of the terms "asemic," "vispo," "pansemic," etc. which are causing some flurry in corners of the visual poetry world. Jim also tied his comments to some hard-to-find work he did in 2005. Many thax to Jim Leftwich

By Jim Leftwich

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 11, 2020 at 3:04am

7 new asemic-vispo mail art pieces by none other than Jim Leftwich at Asemic Front! It took a while for me to document them but they are never-before-seen and original.

(Anyone know Jim's address? I think he left Virginia.)

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 10, 2020 at 2:48am

Dave Araki (husband of IUOMA member Li Araki) sent me this great photo of found asemics he took on the Lower East Side, New York City, April 27, 2020. I'm using it in AF2, Thanks Dave! Much interest in found asemics in our group.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 8, 2020 at 4:53pm

Thanks Carl Baker!

Asemic Front collab by Serse Luigetti & De Villo Sloan:

Comment by carl baker on June 8, 2020 at 1:21am

oh yes, serse is terrific, one of my favorites, thanks for posting.


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