A lovely card from Babs Bird in UK, where she placed the IUOMA letters on a touristic card with the word ‘Artworker Gallery’ on it.
Drawing by Thomas Kerr and Joel Cohen, Stickers produced by the The Stickerdude (Joel Cohen), both from USA. As a support for the IUOMA the logo and artistampos design was made. Thousands of stickers were produced and distributed in several colours. There were even rubberstamps made out of this logo. Therefore one of the most know logo’s of the International Union of Mail-Artists.
Als the artistamps contains the basic principle of the IUOMA. If you apply to become a member, you automatically are a member. The union itself is a conceptual artwork that in real live is a growing collection of members who feel part of the IUOMA. All started in 1988, and in 2013 we celebrated the 25 years.
Lynn Radford (USA) sent me this postcard. Here IUOMA rubberstamp at first was a mirror view, and the second one is a mirror-view stamp so the text prints readable. The mixture of the two is fascinating, so I enjoy seeing this play:
It is something which I enjoy in art. When you create something and you don’t get at first what you were looking for, you integrate it with the creating process to make it something completely different. This card is a beatiful sample of it. Love the result, so thank you Lynn!
This rubberstamp is part of the TAM Rubberstamp Archive. Also used sometimes on outgoing mail-art when needed. For more stamps see also: http://tamrubberstamparchive.blogspot.nl/