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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 Guy Bleus by Ruud Janssen

Because someone in the USA wanted a signed copy of the mail-interview I did with Guy Bleus, published by the Stickerdude in New York, I arranged a sending in which also Guy and I would have a signed edition of the finished booklet. Guy stamped the envelope and also placed some delightful rubberstamps on the backside: The booklet inside looks like this:

Object to Guy Bleus – 1992

“Het verzenden van informatie via telefoon, of het versturen van een stukje telefoon per post” is written on the card attached to a piece of telephone.  I sent the object to Guy Bleus in 1992 for his collection. In those years the digital communication was already taking place. I had the digital TAM-Bulletin online, and some communication-lines went via the phone-lines to the first Internetconnections. Mind you, the WWW concept.. Read More

TAM logo to Guy Bleus – Belgium

In 2002 I sent this TAM logo to Guy Bleus in Belgium. The logo was used for years as a sjabloon for ink spraying (envelopes, artworks, etc….) . The logo was sent like this, so no enveloppe, also to test the mailing system, and also because it is always fun to send out objects.

mail-interview with Guy Bleus – Belgium

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH Guy Bleus. 3 Started on: 3-11-1994 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: 8-4-95 (internet) GB : //GUY BLEUS 42.292: DEAR RUUD, IN YOUR INTRODUCTION OF THIS PROJECT YOU WROTE ABOUT THE MAIL ART INTERVIEW PROJECT: “THIS PROJECT I MAINLY START FOR MY RESEARCH ABOUT THE HISTORY OF MAIL.. Read More