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Postsecret : : I never knew

Posted by Keith S. Chambers on March 6, 2015 at 3:12am 0 Comments

Do you?

http://postsecret.com

People telling their inner most secrets via post.

And there are books too. I never knew until now.

Blueprints

Posted by FinnBadger on March 6, 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments

An envelope Jan constructed from blueprints, even though blueprints aren't blue any more. Great vintage stamps, too.

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Dorina Harangus, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on March 5, 2015 at 10:52pm 0 Comments

Thank you!

Mail Art not blogged...yet again :-(

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 5, 2015 at 3:46pm 0 Comments

One day's delivery today, Thursday, March 5!

Used to have mail delivery DAILY, except Saturdays and Sundays.

Then the layoff of Greek postal workers and we had mail delivery

maybe twice a week. Now since last Thursday, nothing arrived until TODAY:

once a week? AACK!…

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MAIL ART MEDICATION

Posted by Erni Bär on March 5, 2015 at 1:15pm 1 Comment

Yes! There really exists something like that. How I know? Because I received my individual treatment today by the friendly and sufficient mail service of Deutsche Post AG:…

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Trashpo by Erica Durante (DKULTJER President) (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 5, 2015 at 3:04am 5 Comments

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Mail-art by Erica Durante (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA)

March 3, 2015 - Erica Durante is a wonderful correspondent. Her work often explores the verbal-visual realm (as some have attempted to describe vispo),…

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DiKULTomy

Posted by FinnBadger on March 5, 2015 at 1:00am 6 Comments

DKULT (Diane Keys) is the Queen of TrashPo.



She sent me a series of works, included in the envelope, each one with two sides.…



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Genesis P-Orridge Fan Club with allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 4, 2015 at 4:57pm 0 Comments

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Mail art by allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA) 

March 4, 2015 - allison anne is definitely a wise and discerning music fan, especially…

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Somehow people always think that if a group of artists work together that then there must automatically be some kind of organisation that coordinates it all. Well, in mail art there are many groups working together. These groups themselves also work together, but there is NO organisation that arranges all the things that go on in the mail art network. The I.U.O.M.A. is the Union that mail artists can become a member of. The Union has no rules. Everybody who is active in mail art and hears about the Union can become a member just by saying so.

In 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. I invented this name and made forms for people to become a member of this (fictive) union. About 300 mail artists reacted in a year, and official membership cards were made, even a official Union Magazine was published. Anybody who was a member of the Union could also claim a special function within the Union.

Even today, people still join the Union. And somehow it gives power, to say that YOU are a member of the International Union too. The Main address of the Union is at the TAM-address, P.O.Box 1055, 4801 BB - Breda - Netherlands. It is just the center for archiving all the things that are going on. But I am not in control of the Union. I just invented it. And to make it official, I made myself General-President of this Union. Sure was impressive when I travelled to the USSR in 1991 and went to visit some friends there who were also members of this Union........

Today online on Ning there are almost 4000 members....

 

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Johnny Marr (The Smiths guitarist) Mail-Artist?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kerri Pullo on Tuesday. 18 Replies

Yesterday I was floating around the Record Store Day website looking for limited releases coming out on that day. At the bottom of the page I noticed a trailer for a movie about independent British record stores. As I watched all of the talking…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by dystatic Feb 21. 397 Replies

I think, it would be very imteresting to have a mailing list of all of us.

Mail Art Project / CARD MUSEO DIOTTI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Feb 19. 0 Replies

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Le Petit Prince - Mail Art - The Little Prince

Started by Yana Yaroshevskaya in Mail-Art Projects Feb 18. 0 Replies

2015, announced as a year of literature in Russia, will go under the…Continue

walker art center exhibition on fluxus: "art expanded, 1958-1978"

Started by allison anne in Fluxus and Mail-Art Feb 18. 0 Replies

was curious whether any of you had caught this exhibition at the walker in minneapolis. it draws from their own collection of fluxus works and ephemera,…Continue

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Feb 18. 36 Replies

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