TAM Rubberstamp Archive

The TAM Rubberstamp Archive started in 1983 by sending out the first sheets into the network Ruud knew then, and is now over 32 years old. Still more contributions come in and only rarely the normal public can get a glimpse of what the archive contains. Several documentations about this archive are previously made, and online a large catalogue is available. (You can find an overview of all important details mentioned in previous publications (see also www.iuoma.org).

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Stamps

Some new rubberstamps in action. Envelope sent to Ryosuke Cohen in Japan

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

New foam rubberstamps

With the foam letters I made a set of new rubberstamps that deal with specific words used in the network. Beside the known IUOMA, Fluxus and MoMa, also DkultN and Trashpo, but off course in a way that some letters look different. They print fine on an envelope:

They even have the possibility to stamp a few times and cause different intensity of the rubberstamp ink on the paper. I printed the stamps first to make a wooden stamp complete with name on it:

And off course sent out a few envelops to share the result with others.

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

The results

As a result of the new stamp I created these new envelopes, all handstamped and started to send them into the network. The photos are already online while the postal office is still digesting the mail. Should arrive somewhere next week ar the receivers address. Will see what the reactions will be. The nternet causes quick reactions, the snail-mail art network causes delayed reactions.

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Is Mail-Art Dead?

Because so many things happen online, I made this foam rubberstamp with the text "Is mail-art Dead? where the word DEAD was written in black, also the R in ART,so the question could also be is mail at r dear. Anyhow the first images were posted on facebook  and caused reactions from mail-artists online. They say it isn't dead......   So I stamped the new made stamp on some envelopes and started to send them out into the network, like real traditional mail-art.

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Sening out some more stampsheets

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

More stampsheets into the network.....

A set of envelopes with prints from rubberstamps goes out today into the network. We will see if it brings back any new stampprints for my TAM Rubberstamp Archive. Each letter also includes an A3 xerox copy of one of my new drawings where I wrote a special note on.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

New 5089 stamp for the TAM Rubberstamp Archive

A new stamp arrived today with the 5089 logo from Moan Lisa for his 5089 movement. We are starting to see the signs all over Facebook, but with the stamps it will reach the traditional network as well. fos me the crossing of the networks is alway fascinating.

Above you see how the rubberstamps is integrated with all the others rubberstamps from the TAM Rubberstamp Archive.  The first envelopes are on their way, and so the spreading has started even more.....

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Saturday, January 03, 2015

Series of 3 new stamps by Ruud Janssen

Three stamps:

Digital Future
Analog Human

They are connected; we believe in the new digital future but sometimes forget we are analog humans that don't always fit in perfectly

combinations of single stamps will be intehrated with outgoing mail-art in 2015

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Friday, January 02, 2015

Digital Future and Worldwideweb stamps

New rubberstamps made out of Foam letters with the texts "Digital Future" and "Worldwideweb" to be used in the snail mail-art network. Traces of the digital images however are published on Facebook, Blogs, and therefore go much more faster into the world.

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Mail-Interview rubberstamp

The original Mail-Interview rubberstamp. Made out of silicon rubber (poured it myself), carved the text, and then printed it always twice (first red, then black).

All retyped answers mosly went back in an envelope where this stamp was on. Some returned the enveloppe which is now part of the Mail-Interview collecton.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

New rubberstamps from Heleen de Vaan - NL

Two new rubberstamps were added to the collection. A gift from Heleen de Vaan in Netherlands, who sent in a copy of her new designs.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Outgoing to Japan

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New IUOMA rubberstamp

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new rubber stamps

Some new rubberstamps that are used first in 2014

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Outgoing to Japan

Every few weeks I send an envelope to Ryosuke Cohen in Japan. That way the Brain Cell project keeps on going, and the newest rubberstamps from the TAM RSA are spread around the globe.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

TAM RSA Postage Stamps

The postage stamps for the celebration of the RSA were designed in dark blue (almost Black). So on colour they work perfectly like this.
Detail of an outgoing envelope to Cascadia Artpost in USA.

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Print by Borderline Grafix - USA

For the 30 year celebration Borderline Grafix made this carving and sent me a few prints and envelopes. In the coming weeks I will be sending some of them out into the network......

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

TAM Rubberstamp Archive Postage

The Dutch postage is issued now, and the first envelopes go out into the network

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Postage by Dutch PostNL for TAM RSA

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

new newsletters hit the network

Two new newsletters are printed and are sent out with the new stampsheets that are sent into the network.

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Numbering new sheets

In September the first sheets with 70,000+ numbers are stamped and sent into the network. The archive grows further even after 30 years of collecting.

30 year celebration

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

new rubber for the archive

Spacial rubberstamps made for the IUOMA.

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