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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.

Gift from Jack Latteman – USA

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After being 2 weeks abroad I found with the incoming mail-art this box from Jack Latteman (Cascadia Artpost) in USA. Besides the formal USA postage sticker he also included on the backside lots of own postage that looked quite good:

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The surprise came when I opened the parcek and found this large and wonderful rubberstamp for the TAM-Archives, but for sure also to use it on outgoing mail:

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Thanks Jack, for this wonderfuls surprise. It is very much appreciated.  Will need some time to settle after being away for two weeks, and then will start with trying to answer some of the incoming mail…….

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Samples of Outgoing Fluxus Words


Here are some samples of Fluxus Words on envelopes as they were sent out in 2008. Not sure what happened to each individual word, but I documented a lot of them on:


The words themselves are part of the Fluxus score I wrote in 1988 and goes like this:


And the score itself produced some famous words for sure. To get the basics, IUOMA was one of that words, and now that word has grown in meaning quite a bit……

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Welcome to the Pataphysics

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Being a pataphysician is quite an experience. Time to share it through a foam rubber stamp made with the letters.

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And a first print of the new made rubber stamp goes out to Miss Noma in Liverpool – UK. A special envelope with some of my typical mail-art styles.  Included lots of special things, that is not documented with photos.

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The spiral was made some decades ago. The special square one too. the concept of IUOMA fits in this world of pataphysics. The connections are made.