iuoma.org – Interested in Mail-Art?

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.

Who is MISS NOMA?

This drawing is lying to dry now. Tomorrow it will be ready to be scanned and it is finished. The drawing deals with “Who is MISS NOMA”.  Mail from Liverpool, and obviously connections to the USA correspondence network. This drawing is part of the VIP (Visual Impuls Poetry), but I’ll make sure that Miss Noma gets a copy for sure. This text can be read clearly, and you will notice.. Read More

VIP (Visual Impuls Poetry)

VIP (Visual Impuls Poetry) is what I call this.  On coloured paper I have made a structure of acrylic layers. When I start to write I act on the impuls of the letters that form the sentence that is in my mind. It normally costs only a few minutes to write the letters down, and then the indian ink needs to dry. I sign and date. The letters get larger.. Read More

More Visual Poetry

Finished some new sets of Visual Poetry that was made on coloured paper with acrylic paint and indian ink. I call it Impulse Poetry since the words come out as I write them down, but the letters are placed on the paper as if I am drawing. So a kind of randomness comes to it while creating it, but the original thought is captured in it as well.

Mail from Miss Noma – UK

Mail from Miss Noma came in today. A reply to a letter I sent to the UK last week.  In it some very interesting copy-art in which my letter was used as a background with one of Rocola’s original rubberstamps on it.  It is number 3 of 30 it reads. Off course I got my own rubberstamp from Rocola from the TAM-Archive, and I see I have number 5 of.. Read More