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Isaac S. Lewin '11: Asemic Beauty

Isaac S. Lewin is an interdisciplinary artist based out of San Jose, Calif. His interest in shape, form, and structure, combined with his past as a graffiti artist, drew him to create works of asemic writing: a "unique textual format void of linguistic meaning." Asemic writing constitutes what looks like words in any script, that we cannot decipher. This leaves meaning open to interpretation, and provides freedom beyond verbal or literary expression. Isaac builds his asemic letters using commercial sign-making techniques, juxtaposing "issues of communication with the incommunicable, allowing us to focus on the only things left for us to read--the visual design characteristics of each terminal form." See more of Isaac's work at isaacslewin.com.

Photo by Jose Eduardo Castro-Robles

Photo by Jose Eduardo Castro-Robles