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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.

Family Roots – Van Herpt in Tilburg

This photo was always hanging on the wall at my mothers place.  She herself is on the photo together with most of her brothers and sisters and also her parents, so my grandparents.  My mothers name: Riet van Herpt, my fathers name: Herman Janssen. So I got my father’s name as it is usual.  The van Herpt family side on this photo (my mother) is now almost gone. Last week.. Read More

Historic TAM-Bulletins

On a website that documents Audiocassettes, I also found the covers of my old TAM-Bulletins. In those days (the 80-ies) I worked with audiocassettes a lot, and in the TAM-Bulletin I also mentioned those details. Seems it comes from the Archive of Klaus Groh. Below the covers. Click on an image to enlarge the image. The documents were found on: https://www.tape-mag.com/index.php?navid=1&ln=1

New Blog with Drawings by Ruud Janssen

When I look back I see I have been drawing for quites some decades now. Since most of the drawings are digitized too, it has become easy to make an overview of the collection. In a new blog I am now publishing an overview where you can search by Title and also by year, so you can see how the works have developed over the years. I know where the.. Read More

Working on a Typewriter with certificate

Just like my father, I was born in Tilburg. In March 1946, only one year after the second worldwar, he got his diploma for working with the typewriter. He went to Breda for that, actually he went to the school in the city where I work now. And I believe this school eventually became part of the larger college I work on myself now. In those days, using the typewriter.. Read More

TAM was HERE project by Ruud Janssen

The TAM was HERE project This project was done in the 80-ies. I documented it on: http://tamwashere.blogspot.nl/ so you can have a good overview of the project. It was a typical Add & return project, where the result was exhibited in the Milkyway (Melkweg) Gallery in Amsterdam in 1985. Also I brought the collection to Ponte Nossa in Northern Italy, where I met Emilio Morandi and his family and exhibited.. Read More