iuoma.org – Interested in Mail-Art?

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.

Who is MISS NOMA?

This drawing is lying to dry now. Tomorrow it will be ready to be scanned and it is finished. The drawing deals with “Who is MISS NOMA”.  Mail from Liverpool, and obviously connections to the USA correspondence network. This drawing is part of the VIP (Visual Impuls Poetry), but I’ll make sure that Miss Noma gets a copy for sure. This text can be read clearly, and you will notice.. Read More

IUOMA with 3D Pen

In 2014 the first attempt to make the IUOMA-logo with a 3D pen. I plan to produce more, but still am looking for the time to do so.Making these kind of objects is time absorbing since every line is made by hand.

IUOMA logo by Thomas Kerr and Joel Cohen – USA

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.. Read More

Postcard – incoming

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.. Read More

Mail to Amy Irwen – USA

Two envelopes with poster sized copies of my drawings were sent to Amy Irwen. Seems they arrived since she published them on a blog at http://iuoma-network.ning.com/ , The IUOMA network, where you can read her reaction. The envelopes are part of the faces series, where two faces look different of same ways, as symbol of the network where there is always a sender and a receiver.  I’ve made about 200.. Read More