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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.

TAM Rubberstamp Archive

Newsletter for the TAM Rubberstamp Archive. Issued in 1996 to document the collection when a part of it was exhibited in the Stamp Art Gallery in San Francisco (USA). Over 300 copies were made in several colours. They are now in some major archives on mail-art. more details on the archive on: http://tamrubberstamparchive.blogspot.nl/

Mail from Miss Noma – UK

Again mail from Miss Noma in UK. This time the envelope shows another identity, and that ths the name of Arthur Cravan Jr. The statement is obvious Arthur Cravan is NOT a mail-artist , but a Post-Artist. And what to expect in the enveloppe. When I opened it I discoverd there were again envelopes in it all addressed to me but with slightly different names: Nine to be precise. Also.. Read More

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

Mail to Thierry Tillier – Belgium

There are several of thee envelopes that I have sent out. The individual stamps are made with foam letters, and I use several colors to get the impact. All kind of words are used to describe what we do. Fluxus, Dkult, Mail-Art. IUOMA, and guess what, the MoMa even made an exhibition of all that, not just once, but several times. So that means eventually things do end up in.. Read More

outgoing Mail to USA, Italy and Canada

Three outgoing envelopes with in it colour copies (double sided) of the received Fluxus Rubberstamp Sheets from John M. Bennett (USA), Lancillotto Bellini (Italy) and R.F. Cote (Canada).  They all worked on two sheets and as thanks get back a new one and a handmade copy with additiond of the one they sent in. More details about this project you find at: http://fluxusrubberstamps.blogspot.nl/ The Fluxus Rubberstamp Sheets are a special.. Read More

TAM Rubberstamp Archive – beginning Years

In the first years of collecting prints of Rubberstamos, I also kept a list of all the contributors, and sent a print of that list to participants.That way the network grew and the mail-artists knew who was using rubberstamps. They also could contact eachother. Besides the address list, there were also pages in it with reprints of the rubberstamps that came in.  This booklet grew over the years and is.. Read More

Recycling of Mail by Terry Reid

I am sending Ruud Janssen’s letter collecting fluxform rubber stamp impressions for his archive to Denis Mizzi for forwarding to you and to David Dellafiora and to Pete Spence. I think everyone has everyone’s address except maybe yours. Can you email an update for yours to Denis at the e-address on the Cc? And please Carbon copy it through to me. Hope you are hunky-dory and that your dory is.. Read More