Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The proof copy of The Cecil Touchon Asemic Reader just arrived from the printer today! Post-Asemic Press #009

The proof copy of The Cecil Touchon Asemic Reader just arrived from the printer today! Expect the book to come out in August 2019. We are just waiting on a few more blurbs and then everything will be set to go.  The Cecil Touchon Asemic Reader collects asemic calligraphy and collages by Touchon going back all the way to the 1970s. The price for the book will be $25.00 because the book is in full color. Color printing costs more but the effect is well worth it. The book also has a great introduction penned by poet and physicist Federico Federici.
 
Here is a blurb about The Cecil Touchon Asemic Reader written by Peter Schwenger

"A torrent of creative dynamism, The Cecil Touchon Asemic Reader comes at you in three waves: asemic overwriting of print, usually on antique pages; the elegant typographic collages for which Touchon is best known; and layered linear screens that seem to exist in a receding space. Through these variations, the book challenges us to rethink in depth our conceptions of surface, a thinking accompanied by wordless pleasure."

Peter Schwenger, author of Asemic: The Art Of Writing



Here is Cecil's website: https://ceciltouchon.com/



Here are some sample pages from the book:




 




Cecil Touchon

Cecil Touchon Born 1956 Austin, Texas is a contemporary American collage artist, painter, published poet and theorist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Co-founder of the International Post-Dogmatist Group, Touchon is director of the group's Ontological Museum, Founder of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction and founder of the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

I'm having some Fun with the Post-Asemic Press Logo!

Click here for more information about Post-Asemic Press, a publisher of asemic writing and beyond! 2 recent titles from the press are FALSE FICTION FRACTURED FACT ALTERED by Marilyn R. Rosenberg, and Codex Abyssus by Volodymyr Bilyk. Be sure to keep an eye out for The Cecil Touchon Asemic Reader, the first PAP title to be published in full color. TCTAR collects Touchon's asemic writing and collages going all the way back to the 1970s.  Look for it to drop in August of 2019.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Una scrittura da rimanere senza parole di Guido De Franceschi | A writing that leaves you without words!

There is a great article on Post-Asemic Press authors Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Volodymyr Bilyk, and Cecil Touchon. The article is in Italian (google translate!), and published in the magazine Il Sole 24 Ore. The title of the article is: "A writing that leaves you without words" i.e. "speechless". It was generously written by Guido De Franceschi. Click here to read the article: https://24ilmagazine.ilsole24ore.com/2019/05/una-scrittura-da-rimanere-senza-parole/

Monday, May 6, 2019

All Post-Asemic Press Books are Now Available in the Shop at Minnesota Center for Book Arts

All the new editions of PAP books are now available at Minnesota Center for Book Arts. MCBA also does shipping for those who wish to purchase the books from someplace other than Amazon or from an actual book store.

Shop Hours
Monday: 9:30am to 6:30pm
Tuesday open late: 9:30am to 9pm
Wednesday: 9:30am to 6:30pm
Thursday: 9:30am to 6:30pm
Friday: 9:30am to 6:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am to 6:30pm
Sunday: 12 noon to 4pm


Phone: 612-215-2520
Fax: 612-215-2545
mcba@mnbookarts.org



Minnesota Center for Book Arts is located on the first floor of the Open Book building:

 

1011 Washington Avenue S., Suite 100
Minneapolis MN 55415

Monday, March 11, 2019

Codex Abyssus by Volodymyr Bilyk is now available around the world at Amazon! Post-Asemic Press #004

Codex Abyssus by Volodymyr Bilyk is available now at Amazon!

"Codex Abyssus is a work of asemic writing from poet & translator Volodymyr Bilyk, and is an exploration of the nether regions of writing."
—From the book description

"Codex Abyssus is a work like no other. This new edition adds a chapter of 43 new pages which are less chaotic than the original first edition of the book, but resonate with the creative obsession of a writer's living artistic cells. Codex Abyssus is a conversation about the liberation and constraint of encasement. These abstract calligraphic boxes are meant to be lived in, given away as presents, or escaped from. Reading the squares of Volodymyr's infinite design and imaginative potential, one is first drawn in by the familiarity of the handwritten gestures, and then by the asemic signs with their unique quadrangle symbolism. It is a work that ends with elastic technique, and the simple pleasant low-tech approach of a pen and paper manuscript. It is an enjoyable work because it contrasts and collaborates with the electronic overload and flood of information on the Internet. Codex Abyssus is a document of human scrawls in their purest unfiltered creative state."
—Michael Jacobson, Publisher at Post-Asemic Press 

"An epic of intricate maniacal boxes encoded as mischief."
—Amanda Earl, publisher at AngelHousePress

"Zigzagging map-like lines. Thick and thin lines alternating. Shaded triangles emerg- ing from one side of the square. Taken together, these little squares add up to a surfeit of images, an impossible-to-take-in totality. To read this book is to get lost into its detailing, not to come to some sort of vision. It literally is its details."     
—Jefferson Hansen, in Rain Taxi  


  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Post-Asemic Press (March 7, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1732878862
  • ISBN-13: 978-1732878860
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces  
  • Price: $15.00

Sample pages:





 Codex Abyssus is available now at Amazon:

Amazon USA

Amazon Australia

Amazon Brazil (Brasil)

Amazon Canada

Amazon France

Amazon Germany (Deutschland)

Amazon India

Amazon Italy (Italia)

Amazon Japan (日本)

Amazon Mexico

Amazon Spain (España)

Amazon UK


Bio: Volodymyr Bilyk is a poet from Ukraine who writes in 
English. Basically, he's from another dimension or Parts 
Unknown.
Long story short: he follows Ezra Pound's "Make It New" and 
considers The Pink Fairies song "Do It" to be a quite 
adequate description of his artistic intentions.  

His latest book "Roadrage" was published by Zimzalla 
in 2018. The other works include "To When Tea Ties Hence 
to Wank It Too" / "Eminent Means of Basil Dado Hem-Welt" 
(2015), "Heartbeat, Footclick, Machine Gun Vocalizes" 
(2016)"Eellogofusciohipoppokunurious" (2017) and "Lisa 
Simpson Poems" (2018).

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The proof copy of 'Codex Abyssus' by Volodymyr Bilyk was delivered today!


I received two fine perfect bound proof copies of Volodymyr Bilyk's Codex Abyssus from UPS today. The book is all ready to go; It just needs final approval from Volodymyr and Amazon

Codex Abyssus is a work like no other. This new edition adds a chapter of 43 new pages which are less chaotic than the original first edition of the book, but resonate with the creative obsession of a writer's living artistic cells. Codex Abyssus is a conversation about the liberation and constraint of encasement. These abstract calligraphic boxes are meant to be lived in, given away as presents, or escaped from. Reading the squares of Volodymyr's infinite design and imaginative potential, one is first drawn in by the familiarity of the handwritten gestures, and then by the asemic signs with their quadrangle symbolism. It is a work that ends with elastic technique, and the simple pleasant low-tech approach of a pen and paper manuscript. It is an enjoyable work because it contrasts and collaborates with the electronic overload and flood of information on the Internet. Codex Abyssus is a document of human scrawls in their purest unfiltered creative state. Expect it to drop from Post-Asemic Press, in an unlimited print-on-demand edition, by late March, 2019!


Page 1 from Codex Abyssus

 

Friday, February 22, 2019

Coming Soon, In Spring of 2019, A New Edition of Codex Abyssus (45 New Pages) by Volodymyr Bilyk! Post-Asemic Press #004


Coming Soon, in late March 2019, a brand new edition of Volodymyr Bilyk's asemic masterpiece Codex Abyssus, Post-Asemic Press #004! Volodymyr has worked hard on getting this expanded title released. The first edition is sold out. This new edition carries on from the original codex but adds a brand new chapter full of 45 new obsessive compulsive non-dis-ordered pages. While this book exhibits a one-of-a-kind romp through Bilyk's imagined calligraphic Pandora's boxes, hope is kept sacred and springs eternal from every mind-bending monastic cell. The pages could be a bird's eye view of a city, a graphic textile design from ancient Africa, or a European lettriste cave painting of a computer motherboard; whatever it is, it becomes a test of the mind's eye. Below is a sample image:

A sample page from the new edition of Codex Abyssus.

More info, and the Codex Abyssus, coming soon!

"An epic of intricate maniacal boxes encoded as mischief."
—Amanda Earl, publisher at AngelHousePress  

"Zigzagging map-like lines. Thick and thin lines alternating. Shaded triangles emerg- ing from one side of the square. Taken together, these little squares add up to a surfeit of images, an impossible-to-take-in totality. To read this book is to get lost into its detailing, not to come to some sort of vision. It literally is its details."     
—Jefferson Hansen, in Rain Taxi


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Asemic Writing, Abstract Calligraphy, Experimental Literature, Etc: An Updated Amazon List Of All Post-Asemic Press Titles!


Post-Asemic Press is a new small press imprint from writer, artist, and independent curator Michael Jacobson. Post-Asemic Press will publish works of asemic writing, abstract calligraphy, punk calligraphy, undeciphered scripts, wordless writing, Lettrisme, experimental literature, post-graffiti, alien writing, poem brut, ultra-free writing, abstract comics, vispo, proto-writing, text art, and anything else he finds interesting. At first, all of the titles will be in black & white, but eventually he would like to publish full color works. Post-Asemic Press is based in cyberspace on THATplanet with a physical office on Earth in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. All Post-Asemic Press titles can be purchased in the shop at Minnesota Center for Book Arts, or online at Amazon.



Wednesday, January 23, 2019

FALSE FICTION FRACTURED FACT ALTERED by Marilyn R. Rosenberg is available now at Amazon! Post-Asemic Press #008

 
After a slight delay because of the relaunching of Post-Asemic Press, Marilyn R. Rosenberg's energetic asemic action writing is finally available at Amazon. FALSE FICTION FRACTURED FACT ALTERED is a book which at first inspection resembles chaotic scribbles, but then as the reader advances through Marilyn's calligraphic artistry, subtle unveilings take the reader through a story rendered timeless by the text's handwritten abstract scribal gestures. This is not a book generated by a computer— It is a human work, original and resistant. This asemic artists' book captures the ultra free writing of the current asemic spirit in a creative and experienced playful way. Marilyn has mastered a synthesis of a calligraphic hand and creative mind as only an artist and poet combined can generate. Marilyn best explains it here:

"The concept started here with a new irritation, a bite of memory, and a triggered reference as a glimpse, with a ghost of an old idea. FALSE FICTION FRACTURED FACT ALTERED can be read, continuing in both directions, and so has two beginnings and possibly no end, spiraling around, as do most of MRR’s bookworks, and can be read in more than one direction. So seeing is both forward and backward, up, down and around. Broken unity, and hesitations in continuity, are so often concretely expressed by the fragmented circle. But, the complete circle does convey the absence of interruption, and many circles, whole and part circles are here. There are fish in various places, which for decades are the metaphors for groups, family or specific personalities. The name of a fish, the type of fish, gives the clue to its reason for being in the space it occupies. Calligraphic marks can recount one side of abstract conversations. Sometimes the open folio is one thought, but most often the facing pages are in dialogue, sometimes in heated contrast and possibly interacting or playing with the pages before and those pages ahead. Calligraphic drawing marks, indecipherable language, Ideogrammatic language, asemic poetry, is the language without known language, before written language, the language beyond any language. Varieties of Ideogram languages/ asemic narratives, tell abstract stories, of course. Interacting within themselves and with the viewer/reader, the pages do ask- are we filled with drawings or poems? Altered and added marks, layered, have hints of depth, space, and sometimes of darkness. Images of objects, and new marks together with those from this earlier series, develop new groups of visual and asemic poems/drawings. 2018 computer collages are 90, or so, pages in this edition artists' book - FALSE FICTION FRACTURED FACT ALTERED."

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Post-Asemic Press (January 20, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1732878838
  • ISBN-13: 978-1732878839
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Price: $15.00 

A dynamic and liberating journey that takes us far beyond the
neat and disciplined ranks of book typography into the unknown. 

—Simon Morley, author of Seven Keys to Modern Art    

I’ve known Marilyn R. Rosenberg’s work since the mid-80s and
have had the honor of publishing her work as an issue of the visual
poetry magazine Xerolage.  In the era of fact facts and fake fakes
these gestures of pen, pencil and brush expose the pre-cognitive
gestures of a mind always moving thru a landscape populated by
the enigmas of language yet to be understood. We open the
notebook to remember, to project, to learn how to think again. The
never-ending story never ends, or so we are led to believe.  Believe
in the marks your hand makes when no one is watching.  They will
never lie.

—mIEKAL aND, poet and publisher at Xexoxial Editions
 
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Sample pages:

Page 5

Page 8


   



BRIEF BIO -  Marilyn R. Rosenberg



Born in Philadelphia Pa, MRR is second generation in the USA and all of her family came from the Ukraine while it was under Russian rule. She and Bob have two daughters, 5 grand sons and one grand daughter. Through the years MRR has had a varied education, then in 1978, a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Studio Arts at Empire State College, State U of NY.  In 1993 MRR graduated with a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University, NY, NY. 






Marilyn R. Rosenberg, as usual, with actual and virtual collage, with pen and brush, stencils, ink, and gouache is making unique and edition images often in bookworks or artists' books. And using the mouse, the Mac, and scanner MRR makes marks, images and words. Since 1977 MRR has been in some one person exhibitions and very many international group exhibits. MRR’s works are part of early mail art, and in current interactions. Ongoing MRR makes artists’ stamps, bookmarks, artists’ books, visual and asemic poetry. A small percentage are created with collaborators. Many unique sculptural bookworks, and published edition works, and works in catalogs, zines and anthologies can be found in university, college and museum library collections.

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