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I have a new book out on Aleator Press! aleator.press/releases/wendit- it's a collection of asemic prose poems in a small handmade letterpress edition. the book was generated with code from a nanogenmo project of mine from a few years ago (source available here: github.com/aparrish/word-gan-b)

james did such lovely work with the book design and printing. it was rewarding to work with him and I'm so glad this is finally out in the world!

self promo (book release), asemic text 

@aparrish wait, _letterpress_? ... how?

self promo (book release), asemic text 

@phooky each page is its own plate. (it would have been cool to cut individual sorts for each generated letterform, but then we'd have to charge like $5k/copy to make up the cost instead of $95, haha)

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@aparrish oh, that is super cool! I hope you get to keep the plates :)

self promo (book release), asemic text 

@aparrish Those glyphs!!!!! I love the h that is like an m

self promo (book release), asemic text 

@aparrish This is friggin’ beautiful.

self promo (book release), asemic text 

@aparrish hey look @andrew a letterpress printing of asemic text!

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@aparrish I used to make artworks that were asemic text and I didn't know until I read your post just now that there was a word for it! Thank you for this. One example from 2003.

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@aparrish this looks amazing

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