IUOMA 20 Years

After 20 years of IUOMA there should be some special documentation. I just need some input too from IUOMA-members new and old about what this could be. Therefor this new group to discuss that. The discussion resulted in a book that is now available

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Make a 20-years celebrating IUOMA book or not?

Started by Ruud Janssen. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Sep 5, 2010. 8 Replies

Texts about Mail-Art

Started by Ruud Janssen. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Jan 26, 2009. 11 Replies

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Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 14, 2009 at 4:31pm
Yes Rod, agree on that too. I hope these two would consider adding something for the book....
Comment by Rod Summers / VEC on January 14, 2009 at 10:32am
Well mail-art has always been an element of communication art and yet that aspect has been understated so please consider this. Another point to consider is the friendship and solidarity that arises from the act of exchanging our art ideas. I think we already know who are the writers ON mail art, I would think Vittore Baroni and John Held are the most prolific and erudite.
Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 14, 2009 at 7:32am
a good thought. Will consider it. Any other suggestions (& other authors) we would need in that book?
Comment by Rod Summers / VEC on January 13, 2009 at 11:29pm
you are the IT expert Ruud, please express some of the advantages of the advances in mail-art in relation to technology.
Comment by John M. Bennett on January 13, 2009 at 8:16pm
A book, a printed book! To put on shelf and hold in hands!
Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 13, 2009 at 7:55pm
Some statistics: The new books are downloaded 22 times. Seems some like to see the content...
Comment by Keyla Holmquist on January 13, 2009 at 1:03pm
Wonderful the multiple communication posibilidaes that contains this other facetadel art mail. Hugs Ruud!
Another alternative to stay in permanent contact.
Another possibility to clasps spaces and to end up being related it lives.
Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 12, 2009 at 7:55pm
A first set of two books is published. Just a member-list. A next publication with texts and history will take some more time..... Will folow too. As promissed the two books are available for FREE by download. The printed version would just support sending these books to archives and museums.
Comment by Rani Solhaug on January 12, 2009 at 7:52pm
I think a book would be fantastic. I think members of IUOMA and related art fields would gladly contribute to the cost of making a book. Yet it would be great to figure out a way to make a book free to all, just as our mail art is. I compleatly understand the need for a profit from sales though. I would be happy with either direction taken on the manufacturing of a book, profit or no.
Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 12, 2009 at 7:49pm

B&W and Colour-Version of the IUOMA Member list. This book contains an overview of all members that joined the platform from November 13th 2008 till January 12th 2009. The IUOMA is now 20 years old. On this electronic platform the old and new IUOMA-members have joined in again. Each member created his/her own page with its own look. A screen capture of each member is included.


Two versions of the IUOMA member list are published. A colour-version and a B&W version. The download-version is available for free for all IUOMA-members. A printed version costs money but supports the IUOMA. The money will be used to donated these books to archives and museums. A future publication with historic and new material (both visual and text) are being planned and will be available later in 2009.

Details at : for both books. Download for FREE.


B&W version: for € 19,98 (256 pages)

Colour-version: for € 49,98 (256 pages)

This overview of IUOMA-members has been made on January 12th 2009. As a first celebration of the 20-years that the IUOMA is alive a screen capture has been made of every member of the online Platform located at:
A book with texts and visuals connected to the 20 years on IUOMA is in preparation and will follow later this year.

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