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welcome to the International Union of Mail-Artists. This Blog gives you information and links to all activities undertaken by Ruud Janssen, who started with Mail-Art in 1980 and is still active.

mail-interview with John Held Jr. – USA (Part 2 – San Francisco)

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JOHN HELD JR. (PART-2) (the SAN FRANSISCO period) 68 Started on 2-5-1996 RJ : Well John, I think it is time now to start the second part of our interview. During the first part of the interview you were living in Dallas, and now you are already some time in San Francisco. How big is the difference between Dallas and San Francisco? Reply on 25-5-1996 JH :.. Read More

mail-interview with John Held Jr. – USA (Part 1 in Dallas)

This interview was done in 1995 by Ruud Janssen. It is possible to spread this information to others, but for publications you will have to get permission from TAM and the interviewed person! Enjoy reading this interview. MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JOHN HELD JR. PART 1 TAM-PUBLICATIONS TAM950095 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JOHN HELD JR. (PART 1) Started on: 3-11-1994 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional.. Read More

mail-interview with John Evans – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JOHN EVANS. 69 – unfinished Started on 11-6-1996 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on 16-1-1997 (John Evan’s answer was written on a paper filled with color-tests with ink he made before). JE : Dear Ruud Janssen. Thanks for inviting me to be interviewed for your project. Sorry that.. Read More

mail-interview with Jenny Soup

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH  JENNY SOUP (USA) TAM-PUBLICATIONS JULY 1996 TAM960135 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JENNY SOUP Started on: 7-3-1995 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on: 2-5-95 JS : I first got involved with mail art and the network back in 1987. I was living in San Francisco at the time, going to.. Read More

mail-interview with Jenny de Groot – Netherlands

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JENNY DE GROOT Started on: 31-3-1995 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on: 5-4-1995 JdG: The first time I came across mail art was in 1983, when I was studying photography and design at AKI (Academy for Arts and Industry). One of my teachers was Bart Boumans, who at.. Read More

mail-interview stucture on this website

One of the goals of this new website is to make the mail-interviews accesible for you. I place them in the blog, but also build a menu-structure so you can easily find any individual interview with just clicking on it. The interviews are sorted in alphabetic order, and when in the Alphabet there are more names, a second pop-up menu will appear. The first 27 mail-interviews are online now. Slowly.. Read More

mail-interview with Ibirico – Spain

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH IBIRICO (SPAIN) © TAM-PUBLICATIONS NETHERLANDS TAM-970173 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH IBIRICO. 65 Started on 30-3-1996 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on 19-4-1996 IB : In 1985 I participated in the 1st Bienal of Copy-Art, in Barcelona, with Jürgen O. Olbrich, Sarah Jackson, Rufino de Mingo, Pezuela, Alcalá-Canales, Clemente Padin,.. Read More

mail-interview with Henning Mittendorf – Germany

This interview was done in 1995 by Ruud Janssen. It is possible to spread this information to others, but for publications you will have to get permission from TAM and the interviewed person! Enjoy reading this interview. THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH HENNING MITTENDORF Started on: 24-01-1995 RJ :Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail art network? Reply on:.. Read More

Mail from my Father – 1949

My father, Herman Janssen, wrote this card in 1949. He was a soldier then, stationed in Indonesia, and sent this card back to his family. I found the card after the sad duty to dismantel my own family house. My Father died in 1976. My mother died in 2013, and I found the card and kept it.

mail-interview with H.R. Fricker – Switzerland

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH H.R. FRICKER. 10 Started on: 17-11-1994 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on: 26-11-1994 HR : July 16th 1981 I received the magazine “Sphinx No. 12/13 1981” from Thierry Tillier, Charleroi, Belgium. I found Thierry’s address (very small printed and the term “mail-art” above it) in the magazine “Gepein”.. Read More