Thursday, March 21, 2013

An Anthology Of Asemic Handwriting from Uitgeverij

An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting
Edited by Tim Gaze and Michael Jacobson
Expected 2013
| 5,25" x 8"
Language: English
Price: 15,00 Euro
An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting is the first book-length publication to collect the work of a community of writers on the edges of illegibility. Asemic writing is a galaxy-sized style of writing, which is everywhere yet remains largely unknown. For human observers, asemic writing may appear as lightning from a storm, a crack in the sidewalk, or the tail of a comet. But despite these observations, asemic writing is not everything: it is just an essential component, a newborn supernova dropped from a calligrapher’s hand. Asemic writing is simultaneously communicating with the past and the future of writing, from the earliest undeciphered writing systems to the xenolinguistics of the stars; it follows a peregrination from the preliterate, beyond the verbal, finally ending in a postliterate condition in which visual language has superseded words. An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting is compiled and edited by Tim Gaze from Asemic magazine and Michael Jacobson from The New Post-Literate blog.


thisismydisaster said...

Michael, I wnt to order this but it's missing from the order page...or am iiIIiiii missing somethin...Spex

Michael Jacobson / MK JCBSN said...

Hi Spex! It should be available for pre-order soon. The book actually isn't coming out till fall. Otherwise, how are you?