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Writing to Escape the Words

Considering asemic writing, expressive calligraphy, and post-literate abstraction — ancient and modern…

It seems the origins of asemic writing, as a respected artform, can be found in ancient China, as far back as the mid-eighth century. Despite this, when I was studying art and design to degree-level — albeit decades ago, now — I never came across the term ‘asemic’ in relation to either graphic design or expressive art. Yet it was practiced by American poet, Emily Dickinson in the mid-nineteenth century and was…

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Remy Dean

Remy Dean

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Author, Artist, Creative Consultant in Education. ‘This, That, and The Other’ fantasy novels published by The Red Sparrow Press. https://remydean.blogspot.com