IUOMA MOBMA (Museum of Bad Mail Art)


IUOMA MOBMA (Museum of Bad Mail Art)

I frequent thrift stores looking for frames and canvases that I can re-use. I find something sad and intriguing about the handmade art that finds its' way into the donation piles.  As an offshoot of the amazing Museum of Bad Art  (MOBA) http://www.museumofbadart.org/

I am hoping we can assemble a unique collection of the ugliest reject art out there. This can be one you find, something you have made, bad industrial art for the masses, or mail art flunks.  There is beauty in imperfection.

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Latest Activity: Dec 13, 2018

Discussion Forum

What is, actually, Bad Art?

Started by Mail Art Martha. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Nov 22, 2017. 4 Replies


Found in NYC

Started by Jim SantAmour. Last reply by Linda Pelati Nov 26, 2013. 14 Replies

Not so much the hair as it is those clowns that is disturbing.

First Annual Bad Art Super Competitive Competition

Started by DKULT. Last reply by Susan McAllister Dec 13, 2012. 9 Replies

An esteemed panel of judge and art critic, have decided that a bad art competition would be in order.  Please send me, via snail or email, your intentionally created bad art, mail or otherwise. (My…Continue

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Comment by DKULT on December 29, 2014 at 4:41pm

Finn and Carina--any way I look at this from it's original to unveiled state, it looks great to me--not bad at all. I see it's not Carina's usual refined/dreamy style, but it is still pleasing. For some reason I was laying in bad last night thinking of the WORST house colors. I think i'm gonna mix up some disgusting colors and make little houses. glad the entries are literally pouring in!!!!

Comment by FinnBadger on December 29, 2014 at 4:21pm

The first entry has arrived... all the way from Finland.

Wrapped in translucent paper and well-labeled... opening it felt like Christmas all over again

And then - mini-disaster - part of the protective covering was well-adhered to the art.

I tried as carefully as possible to remove it, but had to stop as I felt I would surely damage the beautiful misadventure.

So now it is worse/better. I wonder whether this (mis)add(venturous) extra step was intended or not by the artist?

Thank you, Carina.

And DKULT - bad photographs would be welcome - if there are enough there could be a digital category.

Comment by DKULT on December 27, 2014 at 2:40am

I'm just now seeing this for some reason I love the PO's addition that really is an odd bar code looks like white noise 

I got your lovely vibrant GOOD digital Photo  thank you! It got me thinking that maybe if entries to this month'scontest aren't pouring in we could include your misadventures in the form of BAD photographs. To that point.....

Comment by FinnBadger on December 13, 2014 at 9:07pm

DKULT revises my mail art. Is this a (b)add and pass? The cardboard isn't holding up too well (the one I sent to DVS looks to have arrived in better shape than did this one to DK). It is the cardboard that USPS sends its stamps with when ordering on line. 

Special delivery, indeed.

And turtles.

Even the mail barcode was added to, and now it looks confused, almost-whole, an arrhythmia.

Comment by DKULT on December 12, 2014 at 4:04am

some bad blue art 4u!

Comment by Carina on December 8, 2014 at 3:44pm

Many congrats to Vizma!!! The price is on its way already.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 8, 2014 at 2:25pm

Received bad mail-art from FinnBADger. Actually, it's a (b)ad & pass. That could be a whole new style: The Badd & Pass.


Can't believe the pic of Marie is gone & replaced with Vizma's underwear. Downward spiral!

Comment by DKULT on December 7, 2014 at 11:11pm

Vizma was the weiner! and her winning piece is now the featured group page for the month!! (sorry DVS-)

Comment by DKULT on December 7, 2014 at 3:36pm

Thong Thtealers are partial to YOUR thongs. Did they call flip flops thongs when you were a kid? They did when I was. Still no word from David. I'm thinking this was written by Dave Stafford UK--going to have to do a costly reprint!!

Carina---are you there? who won the contest?

Comment by vizma bruns on December 7, 2014 at 11:27am

My undergarments get into so much mischief, it apparently all happens while I'm sleeping. Thanks for publishing the detailed map, Diane, I'll have to follow those tracks to retrieve my not so delicates from those thieving thong thtealers.


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