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The Serial Asemicst Strikes Again!

Asemic mail art by The Serial Asemicst (Spain?)

Added by De Villo Sloan on September 7, 2019 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

FluxFish by Melissa Wand +! A&P by Carmen Kennedy w/adds by Celestial Scribe, Introverted Post

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Mail art by IUOMA member Melissa Wand (Wausau, Wisconsin, USA)


August 30, 2019 - In this New Order of mail art, Fluxus is another facet of network history that is enjoying renewed interest. Melissa Wand’s FluxFish project captures the spirit of the “Old Fluxus” and translates it into an activity coherent in the 21st century.

The Fluxus movement of the 1960s and 70s – most commonly associated with visual and…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 30, 2019 at 6:44am — 2 Comments

Secret Masters of Add & Pass: Bonnie Diva & Joey Patrickt (The Bon-Joey Conspiracy)

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Mail art by IUOMA members Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA) & Bonnie Diva (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)


August 28, 2019 - As my investigative mail art series on the current Add & Pass phenom continues, I find that  veteran legend Joey Patrickt’s (DKult Joey, Post-Urbanism) involvement in A&P is far greater than I ever would have suspected. These sheets that have recently crossed my desk and that I now share with…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 29, 2019 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Fluxus Space Buck + More! by Cathy Barnett (O Fallon, Missouri, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Kathy Barnett (O Fallon, Missouri, USA)


August 22, 2019 - Making and distributing Fluxus Bucks is another long-running activity that is currently experiencing a revival in the international mail art network.

I have especially enjoyed seeing images of Fluxus Space Bucks displayed at IUOMA-Ning. Mail artist Kathy Barnett kindly sent me this wonderful example. This also marks Kathy…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 23, 2019 at 5:06am — 1 Comment

"Folk Heroes" : An Explosive New Trashbook by Lisa Iversen (Indiana, USA)

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Folk Heroes – a Trashbook by (x-IUOMA member) Lisa Iversen (Indiana, USA)


August 8, 2019 - Lisa Iversen (aka Skybridge Studios, aka Lisa Lisa, aka “The Quiet One”) was an Eternal Network veteran well  before she achieved the status of mail art  “Legend” via Trashpo & DKult. She has also produced notable vispo & asemics of lasting consequence.

Lisa Iversen is more humble & less…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 8, 2019 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

"Pieces of Eight" Concept Mail Art by RCBz (St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA)

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“Pieces of Eight” : Mail art by IUOMA member RCBz (St. Cloud. Minnesota, USA)


August 6, 2019 - Any IUOMAn who has wetted her/his feet in the Eternal Network sufficiently (say a year or two) has probably encountered the very talented but elusive RCBz.

After close to a decade, I can’t claim to have learned all that much about RCBz, but I have gained an appreciation of his art. I do know that a number of…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 7, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

Secret Masters of Add & Pass: Joey Patrickt +! More (Oakland, California, USA)


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Mail art (a&p sheet) from IUOMA member Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA) including contributions by Joey, Mike Dickau (Sacramento, California, USA) (IUOMA); The Sticker Dude (New York City, USA) (IUOMA); “Opal Moiety” (San Francisco, California, USA) & more explained below


August 5, 2019 - My investigative mail art series documenting & exploring the current add & pass mania…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 6, 2019 at 5:08am — 1 Comment

FAB (!) Collage by Amy Irwen (Rosemount, Minnesota, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Amy Irwen (Rosemount, Minnesota, USA)


August 4, 2019 - We are in a golden age of add & pass, yet – clearly – collage remains the core genre in mail art. A casual gloss of the IUOMA-Ning gallery reveals networkers are producing extraordinary collages of astonishing variety and in large quantities.

Amy Irwen sent this FAB work that captures the spirit of contemporary network…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 5, 2019 at 3:27am — 1 Comment

Asemic Art by Robin Jeree (Arlington, Texas, USA)

Mail art by IUOMA member by Robin Jeree (Arlington, Texas, USA)

Added by De Villo Sloan on August 4, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

"On the Road" Mail Art by Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Jessica Manack (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)


“who vanished into nowhere Zen New Jersey leaving a trail of ambiguous picture postcards of Atlantic City Hall,” – Allen Ginsberg, Howl

July 31, 2019 - Travel mail art, usually serial, usually issued as postcards from different locations on a journey, is a fascinating & fun…


Added by De Villo Sloan on August 1, 2019 at 5:47am — No Comments

Stamp Vispo by William Mellott (Tainan, Taiwan)

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Mail art by IUOMA member William Mellott (Tainan, Taiwan)


July 29, 2019 - This wonderful card came from William Mellott’s current headquarters in Taiwan. But I understand he was actually raised in the Seattle (or Portland?) area of the United States West Coast and has participated in mail art for some time.

William Mellott is a vital contributor to the contemporary mail art scene. I have been admiring his…


Added by De Villo Sloan on July 30, 2019 at 3:19am — 1 Comment

Textile Asemics by Chaya-Malkah Frank (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

Textile asemic composition by Chaya-Malkah Frank (Columbus, Ohio, USA)…

Added by De Villo Sloan on July 25, 2019 at 3:57am — No Comments

Can Trashpo Endure in a Green World? Cor Reijn (Zaandam, Netherlands)

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Mail art by Cor Reijn (Zaandam, Netherlands)


July 10, 2019 - I was elated to receive this wonderful card from good mail art friend – Cor Reijn – in the Netherlands. With this elegant and highly conceptual piece, Cor Reijn expresses an issue that I am confident many are pondering at this moment. (Yet no one before has been able to express it so perfectly!) Thank you Cor Reijn.

I believe the question is…


Added by De Villo Sloan on July 11, 2019 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Secret Masters of Add & Pass: Sticker Dude, Jon Foster, Ed Giecek, Fleur Helsingor, Debra Mulnick

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Mail art “add & pass book” including IUOMA members The Sticker Dude (Joel Cohen) (New York City, USA); Jon Foster (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA); Ed Giecek (Concrete, Washington, USA): Fleur Helsingor (Oakland, California, USA); Debra Mulnick (Boise, Idaho, USA). Thanks to Debra Mulnick for sending!


July 8, 2019 - IUOMA friends might recall I am applying my Investigative Mail Art skills to the current Add & Pass…


Added by De Villo Sloan on July 9, 2019 at 3:00am — 6 Comments

Postal Joy by Cherub Ayers (Oxford, Ohio, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Cherub Ayers (Oxford, Ohio, USA)


July 8, 2019 - I am thrilled to welcome a rising star in the mail art constellations to my humble blog. At the MinXus-Lynxus blog I have already extended the customary “Howdy,” wink and secret MinXus handshake to a bright-eyed Tenderfoot who is practically a neighbor over yonder in Ohio: Cherub Ayers.


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This wonderful mail…


Added by De Villo Sloan on July 9, 2019 at 12:54am — No Comments

Collab Book by Patrizia Tic Tac (Germany) & Serse Luigetti (Italy) + Lotsa Solo Tic Tac

Mail art by IUOMA member PC TIC TAC (Starnberg, Germany)

Added by De Villo Sloan on June 26, 2019 at 8:20pm — 3 Comments

Collaborative Mail Art Book by Matt Taggart (Montana, USA) & Luc Fierens (Weerde, Belgium)

Cover of Trajectory EXTRA POSTFLUXPOST collaborative book by IUOMA member…

Added by De Villo Sloan on June 23, 2019 at 4:40am — No Comments

Mini-Book by Jayne B. Lyons (Minnesota, USA) & De Villo Sloan (New York, USA)

               Collab mini-book of concrete poetry (aka vispo) by IUOMA members De Villo Sloan (Auburn, New York, USA)…


Added by De Villo Sloan on June 9, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

"Uproar" Zine First Issue by Jayne B. Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)

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Mail art by IUOMA member Jayne B. Lyons (Lakeville, Minnesota, USA)


June 7, 2019 - The resurgence and vitality of Add & Pass in the current network is being duly noted many places. Zines are enjoying a revival as well.

Bonniediva’s Bon-Zine is one such new wave publication receiving much-deserved praise along with Jayne B. Lyons' Uproar. In fact, despite only one (triumphant) issue,…


Added by De Villo Sloan on June 8, 2019 at 1:00am — No Comments

Chilean Zine + E's Fan Club A&P by Orlando Nelson Pacheco Acuna

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Mail art by Orlando Nelson Pacheco Acuna (Provincia de Cautin, Chile)

May 30, 2019 - Mail artist Orlando Nelson Pacheco Acuna of Chile sent a wonderful envelope with material related to recent blog discussions about the popularity of zines and add & pass sheets. I do not believe he is a member of the IUOMA but he is an active mail artist whose work can be seen many places on the net. First, I think the zine is…


Added by De Villo Sloan on May 31, 2019 at 4:31am — No Comments

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