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From: Richard Canard (0012-0120)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on January 19, 2020 at 3:22am 2 Comments

January 14 incoming mail included a postcard from Mr. Richard C. (Illinois). 

The postcard was made from a portion of a Lindt Chocolate packaging. Love the FLUXUS comic!

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From: Joey Patrickt (0011-0120)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on January 19, 2020 at 2:17am 0 Comments

First piece of mail art from Joey Patrickt in the New Year. Thanks for the postcard!

YEA! Mail Art from William Mellott

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on January 19, 2020 at 12:13am 4 Comments

I adore this print! I have to look up how to do these. The colors and shapes are marvelous. So expressive!

SuperHero Games! Indeed. It looks like Superman has the edge, um, well, he needs another little…

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Incoming Mail (13/01)

Posted by Jade H on January 18, 2020 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

(this was originally posted on here)

I started making mail art again and trading ATC’s. I feel like my artistic style is totally lost right now, so I’ve been painting a lot of plants and people, while I work in a dinky journal I bought to try and find myself. Nevertheless, people seem to have enjoyed my…

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Ruth Giles! Mail Art!

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on January 18, 2020 at 11:25pm 0 Comments

So wonderful to hear from Ruth Giles! The bird is a "Medina" pigeon! and the little slide thingie is really cool and 3 dimensional. Thank you Ruth!

MotherBrando's Amazing Mail Art

Posted by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet on January 18, 2020 at 11:20pm 0 Comments

Wonderful altered postcard -- how did she know I am really into old air bases and planes?!…

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From Richard Baudet

Posted by Alan Brignull on January 18, 2020 at 10:11pm 0 Comments

Sometimes I pity the postal workers of non-Latin countries like Russia or China who have to be proficient in more than one script. Ours coped with Richard's calligraphy, though.

Last memory of December last year

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on January 18, 2020 at 5:59pm 1 Comment

Last memory of December last year. Envelopes came from Greece, USA, France, Italy. Thank you,

Katerina Nikoltsou

David Stanley Aponte

Mark Rossmiller

Jean-Charles Boilevin

Walter Pennacchi

Thea…

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December Spiral

Posted by Heide Monster on January 18, 2020 at 3:50pm 0 Comments

This lovely came from Debra Mulnick early December.  It has a fabulous tactile quality, invites you to trace your fingers over the buttons. And of course, you cannot go wrong with a spiral.  Every piece of MA from Debra is different and special.…

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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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace 3 hours ago. 4 Replies

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Petrolpetal on Tuesday. 534 Replies

I think, it would be very imteresting to have a mailing list of all of us.

mail art

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 17, 2019. 0 Replies

Many mail artists, perhaps, will not agree, but since 2020, I hear theneed to change, even the way to do mail art, not more advance,for the moment.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.poetamailartfluxusMolti mailartisti, forse, non saranno…Continue

Progetto “Add e Return” 70 YEARS RUGGERO MAGGI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Dec 16, 2019. 0 Replies

PROGETTO INTERNAZIONALE  DI  ARTE  CONTEMPORANEA SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105/D  84126  Salerno (Italy).  Progetto “Add e Return”70 Years  Ruggero  Maggi…Continue

Tags: Bongiani, Salerno, Sandro, Internazionale, Maggi

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bonniediva Dec 9, 2019. 14 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

"planetins project"

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 8, 2019. 0 Replies

With "planetins project", I would like to bring my work of Mail Art to maximum freedom, go beyond the theme projects, and send as much as possible to mail artists. This is to complete a network of contacts which I already started in 1980. a…Continue

planetary installation

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 2, 2019. 0 Replies

planetary installation, has already begun, but officially, will begin in 2020. poetamailartfluxusContinue

add & return digital

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Nov 30, 2019. 1 Reply

Dal 2020 cambierò un po' il modo di fare Mail Art.ho anche anche trasformato in miei gruppi in gruppi interattivi con aggiungi e ritorna. poetamailartfluxusFrom 2020 I will change the way of making Mail Art a little.I also also turned into my groups…Continue

what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Motherbrando Nov 21, 2019. 25 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue

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