asemic editions is a small press devoted to publishing works of asemic writing, abstract comics, Lettrisme & similar. It is based in South Australia, & run by Tim Gaze.

gazetim [AT] bigpond [.] com

Monday, December 10, 2012


This is a new edition of mIEKAL aND's hypergraphic novel. Order a copy from DPA here. View some sample pages here.

The title was an attempt to translate some runes into words.

This novel of raw, hand-drawn pictographs is an important precursor to the current wave of longer asemic works. If ancient, pre-literate people had access to printing technology, they might have produced this!

From the introduction: Flip-book of zaum brut lettrism, ideal for speed-reading or slow meditation.

The original version was published through mIEKAL's Xexoxial Editions in 1987 as a tiny object (7.5 X 5 cm), in an edition of 200. Approximately 50 of those 200 were made into earrings.

Xexoxial Editions' current site.

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Giant's Fence, by Michael Jacobson - large format edition

This is an A4 sized edition of The Giant's Fence, with improved contrast & despeckling. Order a copy printed on demand by DPA. View some sample pages here.

back cover blurb:
The Giant's Fence is a short novel told using symbols invented by the
author. The  title  is  a  translation  of  the  Finnish word  for  a  labyrinth
pattern carved into stone, jatulintarha. 

There  isn't a  fixed meaning  in  this  story. Any way you can  read  it  is
the correct way, for you.

Futuristic & alien.

Reading this book will help you to develop new faculties.

Cover by Eileen Hennessy.

Free download of the original edition from UbuWeb.

Youtube preview of the original edition.

The original paperback edition (through is no longer available. The Giant's Fence is now included in the hardcover volume Works & Interviews 1999-2014, available here.