Diane Keys Typed-Over by De Villo Sloan & Other Vispo-Asemic Collabs

Diane Keys typed-over by De Villo Sloan

Collab foundation by Diane Keys (Illinois, USA)

Diane Keys type-over by De Villo Sloan (re-mix)

Asemic-vispo collab by Diane Keys & De Villo Sloan

Asemic-vispo collab (microwaved) by Diane Keys & De Vill0 Sloan

 

 

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Kerri Pullo in Living Color (Vispo Birthday Part II)

Asemics by Kerri Pullo (Tucson, Arizona, USA)

 

This second installment of the Asemic Front Kerri Pullo birthday celebration focuses on the colorful pieces that were included in the recent package.

 

 

Signature on the reverse side:

 

 

Detail study:

 

 

Asemics by Kerri Pullo (Arizona, USA) (2017)

 

 

And the packaging:

 

 

Classic Kerri Pullo stamps:

 

 

 

Collabs by Sa Mue (Bremen, Germany) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

Collab by Sa Mue (Bremen, Germany) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

 

Reverse:

 

 

 

Collab by Sa Mue (Bremen, Germany) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

 

 

 

Starters by DVS:

 

 

 

A Vispo Birthday: New Asemic Writing by Kerri Pullo (Part I)

Asemic writing by Kerri Pullo (Arizona, USA)

 

Kerri Pullo recently celebrated a birthday. Asemic Front is thrilled to share some of her work with the visual poetry community to honor the occasion. Kerri Pullo has the distinction of being an artist-writer who has had a huge impact on the evolving field of asemic writing. She has only been involved with asemics for a relatively short time. From the perspective of Asemic Front, she has become widely recognized and influential.

 

 

This Part I presents more minimal work by Kerri Pullo. (These (relatively) minimal works were explored in an earlier AF blog.) While this is a celebration of Kerri’s birthday, she – alas – generously provided the gift. She sent me via snail mail a package with work that appeared in the previous blog as well as these newer pieces. Asemic Front is already building an impressive Kerri Pullo collection. Deepest thanks! Here is a beautiful (and more complex) piece:

 

Asemics by Kerri Pullo

 

A detail study:

 

These are hard copies of pieces that appeared previously on Asemic Front that were based on digital versions. Wonderful to have the originals!

 

 

 

 

 

Asemic Writing & Visual Poetry by Brent Nathan Bechtel (South Carolina, USA)

“A foreboding sort of scribble” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2014)

 

Brent Nathan Bechtel is a gifted and prolific visual poet and artist whose range extends to asemic writing. I would guess many Asemic Front visitors are familiar with his work already, although I am thrilled if you are discovering him for the first time here. He was featured at MinXus-Lynxus and Brent Nathan Bechtel’s compositions are – perhaps – even more relevant to the Asemic Front project.

Brent kindly granted permission for me to sift through his photo folders to compile this selection of his work. I had intended to spotlight recent work but found pieces from 2014 that are so significant to Asemic Front that I have included a sampling.

The range of Brent Nathan Bechtel’s work is astonishing and could easily fill at least one hefty volume (books that is). He uses many approaches to visual-textual composition with alacrity. To focus, I have selected pieces that have elements of asemic calligraphy and that are – for the most part – recent. Other avenues of his work should be explored, so I hope Brent Nathan Bechtel will be a consistent contributor to the Asemic Front project.

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“Asemic piece” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2014)

 

“Trade-off Manifesto” (2014)

How can I omit a piece with a Trahpo vibe and a Diane Keys aesthetic?

 

“And I waited forever” (2017)

 

“Text chop burlesque” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2017)

 

“Untitled” (2017)

 

“Unbranded Consumable Item” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2017)

 

“Drawn under my eyes” (2017)

 

“Stairway” by Brent Nathan Bechtel (2017)

 

 

“The Rebecca Type-overs” – Rebecca Resinski & De Villo Sloan Collabs

“Rebecca Type-over #1” by Rebecca Resinski (Arkansas, USA) and De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

 

I was inspired by Rebecca Resinski’s artist’s book of type-overs using text by the Bronte sisters. So I have had a tremendous time, in turn, typing over Rebecca’s Resinki’s compositions. Much of this was typed on an electric typewriter (Brother ML100 Standard). Thus you have typewriter art by both Rebecca and me. The discerning will recognize, of course, that I used digital filtering on some pieces to heighten typewriter effects and to produce some deconstructive asemics.

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“Rebecca Type-over #2”

“Rebecca Type-over #3”

“Rebecca Type-over #4” by Rebecca Resinski and De Villo Sloan

“Rebecca Type-over #5”

“Rebecca Type-over #6”

“Rebecca Type-over #7”

“Rebecca Type-over #8” by Rebecca Resinki & De Villo Sloan

 

“Sisters: Three Palimpsests” – An Artist’s Book by Rebecca Resinski (Conway, Arkansas, USA)

“Sisters: Three Palimpsests” by Rebecca Resinski (Arkansas, USA)

Rebecca Resinski – artist and Eternal Networker known for visual poetry as well – sent this unique artist’s book that is perfect for Asemic Front.

I recently made inquiries about people doing concrete poetry and typewriter art; maybe she heard. Rebecca and I have corresponded and I admire her work, but she is not a veteran of earlier campaigns like so many here on Asemic Front. I need to keep in better touch with her. And of course Asemic Front is open to new people who have not participated in earlier calls.

Rebecca has produced a compelling type-over concrete poetry in this book using literary sources. The process has resulted in the creation of asemic symbols as well.

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“Sisters” is printed on a very sturdy, semi-transparent material that deepens the type-over effects and gives the piece wonderful textures.

From Sisters by Rebecca Resinski (2017)