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Fish Neck is the New Fork Lint by C. Mehrl Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA) (+ a D-Klassic)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on February 27, 2015 at 2:36pm 6 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member C. Mehrl Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

February 27, 2015 - Somewhere along the meandering and dusty trail between Infinity and Columbus, John M. Bennett coined the term “fork lint,” which captured the…

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Lynn Radford

Posted by Carina on February 27, 2015 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

Andy Warhol Style:

Thank you,…

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XX jones

Posted by Carina on February 27, 2015 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Sent from India. Thank you, XX jones!

Banana Mail, FinnBadger and Dan Mouer

Posted by Carina on February 27, 2015 at 1:27pm 6 Comments

FinnBadger:

Dan Mouer:…

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Philipp Franz von Siebold

Posted by FinnBadger on February 27, 2015 at 1:00am 1 Comment

A vintage-looking hand made and decorated envelope from Nina in the Netherlands - my first Duthc mail art!



Interesting stamp, with its origami outlines. It is one of a set of 6 issued in 2014 that celebrates Dutch-Japanese relations, and is part of an ongoing series 'The Netherlands and beyond'. Nice article about this set here.

Philipp was a physician and botanist,…

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still no stamps! but more snow.

Posted by Mim Golub Scalin on February 26, 2015 at 11:51pm 2 Comments

We woke up to more of a winter wonderland today. Full stop! We go no where, there's no where to go. Crazy southern city doesn't handle snow well, but I'm

okay with that, as I have a cold.

The fun thing - I received some winter poems from L. Hensley last week, in a tiny envelope, stamp…

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Mail heArt

Posted by FinnBadger on February 26, 2015 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

MomKat sent me a ton of love from Thessaloniki - thanks!

Even the stamp has a hot pink background.

I also like the 'phi' on the date stamp for Phebruary :)…

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Flickr Album of Outgoing Mail art

Posted by Dan Mouer on February 26, 2015 at 6:01pm 0 Comments

I have created a Flickr album of selections from my outgoing mail art over the pasty ear or so, for anyone who is interested in perusing.

Outgoing Mail Art Selections

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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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