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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

Help for How to Create Stamps

Started by Rachel Fasig. Last reply by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) Jul 17. 20 Replies

Call

Started by Alexander Limarev. Last reply by Carmen Kennedy Jan 28. 1 Reply

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

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Sep 23, 2019. 11 Replies

Newbie to Mail Art

Started by The Artful Writer. Last reply by The Artful Writer May 27, 2019. 5 Replies

Site in Germany (Yourstamps)

Started by Sandra Skies Ludwig. Last reply by Jean-Philippe Gilliot Sep 18, 2018. 8 Replies

How do you use an artistamp on mail?

Started by The Fishmonger. Last reply by Azzaro Jul 19, 2018. 13 Replies

Found some great scissors for cutting stamp edges!

Started by Terri Jones. Last reply by Keith Miller May 31, 2018. 7 Replies

Care and maintenance of perforator

Started by A Badger. Last reply by A Badger Oct 31, 2016. 9 Replies

Where to get sheets of dry gum paper

Started by A Badger. Last reply by A Badger Oct 14, 2016. 7 Replies

Two Free Artistamp Resources

Started by Lisa Vollrath Aug 27, 2013. 0 Replies

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Comment by Jenn Miltenberger on July 22, 2020 at 5:47pm

Adam Roussopoulos stamps continue to amaze me.

Comment by William M on July 22, 2020 at 5:28pm

those are wonderful carmen!

Comment by Carmen Kennedy on July 22, 2020 at 3:43pm

2020 Pandemic Satellites

Comment by Ann Golden on July 21, 2020 at 4:00am

Als love the lost love letters series...

Comment by Ann Golden on July 21, 2020 at 3:58am

Love the cracked pavement images. I have just been exploring the work of a Fukase ,a Japanese photographer , perhaps best known for his work  Ravens, but in his last years he also did a series of cracked pavement  images overlaid  with painted scribbles. I was also contemplating  illustrating a quote about dandelions springing to attention and looking for images of them pushing through concrete as a symbol of persistence and / or resistance.Then there were your artistamps, a lovely ,serendipitous surprise.

Comment by Michelangelo Mayo on July 20, 2020 at 11:08am

I received my copy of Adam's review- thanks

Comment by Adam Roussopoulos on July 20, 2020 at 5:09am

De Kooning's Playground

Comment by Jenn Miltenberger on July 20, 2020 at 12:20am

Loving the new stamps, Adam! 

Comment by Ficus strangulensis on July 19, 2020 at 2:32pm

each of my driveways is graveled and thus [to my eye] less interesting although the front one has been the subject of a mailart image. Yes, Adam is quite the celebratory artistamper!

Comment by Richard Canard on July 19, 2020 at 2:28pm

19.07 20 Dare Ficus s....You are quite right. There is also a driveway here at 409 S. Emerald Lane, Carbondale, Illusion that has a few cracks as well in the cement--but it never occurred to me to celebrate it. Adam Roussopoulos is a unique artist with multiple visions. SinCelery, Richard Canard

 

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