ArtiStamps Creators

A Group for all that love and make artistamps. Stories, concepts, special issues, All there is to know

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An artistamp (a portmanteau of the words "artist" and "stamp") or artist's stamp refers to a postage stamp-like artform. It is similar to a Cinderella stamp in that it is not valid for postage, but it differs from a forgery or a bogus stamp in that (typically) the creator has no intent to fool any post office or collector of stamps. (However, depending on how the stamp is used, it may be difficult to distinguish artistamps from local post stamps.) The artistamp is intended to be a miniature artwork which can depict or commemorate any subject its creator chooses.

Discussion Forum

Care and maintenance of perforator

Started by A Badger. Last reply by Bradford Oct 14. 7 Replies

Site in Germany (Yourstamps)

Started by Sandra Skies Ludwig. Last reply by Bradford Sep 14, 2015. 6 Replies

How do you use an artistamp on mail?

Started by The Fishmonger. Last reply by Eunice Probert Jun 9, 2015. 11 Replies

Two Free Artistamp Resources

Started by Lisa Vollrath Aug 27, 2013. 0 Replies

"To perforate or not to perforate? That is the question"

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by ginny lloyd Aug 11, 2013. 10 Replies

Help for How to Create Stamps

Started by Rachel Fasig. Last reply by Dorin Cojocariu Dec 22, 2011. 19 Replies

Help needed....

Started by Scott Thomson. Last reply by Carla Cryptic Jun 20, 2011. 3 Replies

Terra Candella

Started by Dawn Redwood. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Feb 6, 2011. 8 Replies

2 Artistamp series was created for today - 1 APRIL 2009

Started by Konstantin Kalendaroff. Last reply by Larry Vienneau Dec 12, 2009. 3 Replies

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Comment by William M on April 19, 2016 at 10:43am

artistamps based on a collage collaboration I did with a local friend.

Comment by William M on April 18, 2016 at 12:04pm

keith sent me some of those as well. they are really nice.

Comment by Borderline Grafix on April 18, 2016 at 4:04am

Keith S. Chambers the dada centenary - sunflower tank

Comment by ginny lloyd on March 10, 2016 at 3:30pm

NASA is calling all space enthusiasts to send their artistic endeavors on a journey aboard NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft. This will be the first U.S. mission to collect a sample of an asteroid and return it to Earth for study. Send Your Artwork on a Journey to the Stars deadline march 20th =
you can send your artistamps (or anything) on this mission – a REAL mission not an art conceptual project. Only one file/submission per each person.

Also send a print copy of your artistamp submission to GLPost Artistamp Museum . If enough artistamps about this mission come into the GLPost Artistamp Museum I’ll create a special section for them to be housed in the museum.

Comment by Ptrzia (TICTAC) on February 10, 2016 at 3:39pm
Comment by William M on February 1, 2016 at 6:46am

thanks thom.

Comment by Thom Courcelle on January 31, 2016 at 7:15pm

Those are fantastic, William! Great job on your first artistamps!

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 31, 2016 at 6:58pm

Comment by William M on January 31, 2016 at 6:32pm

The first set of artistamps I'd ever made. Based on some photograms I had printed in the darkroom.

Comment by ginny lloyd on January 28, 2016 at 6:43pm

Alexander Kholopov - RUSSIA - 1948 to 2016

The art of Alexander Kholopov can be seen as an example of the
finest work emerging from Mail Art.  His many innovative projects
produced work that reflected his command of composition and color,
mirroring an active intellect and imagination.  The richness of his
imagery gave us a unique vision of the world in which he lived.
Sasha was a fine artist and a generous friend who will be sadly
missed by the International Mail Art community. 
Written by Harley and image by Steve Smith.

If you would like to make a commemorative sheet or single stamp it can be added to the museum post. Deadline: March 31st.

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