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 35 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, November 27, 2009

Silkscreen Print Logo

The official logo for the TAM Rubberstamp Archive is also printed with silscreen technique (2 colourprint). As a rubberstamp the image is also distributed and in many collections worldwide.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

One of those stampdesigns made by Lon Spiegelman (USA)

A rubberstamp with history. Lon Spiegelman (USA) designed the logo for this stamp. He made a complete set of logo's for several mail-artists that were active in 1990. I transferred one logo he made into this rubberstamo which still is being used.
More details on Lon Spiegelman:

Lon Spiegelman (1941-2002) was an American mail artist and networker who initiated the concept called “Money & mail-art don't mix” stating that mail-art is non-commercial art and so can’t be bought or sold. He also coined the term “N-tity” with American mail artist Carlo Pittore, a term that refers to the spirit of networking and founded Spiegelmism Post. He was guest editor of Umbrella in the 1980s, a magazine originally started and edited by Judith A. Hoffberg.

source: http://oberlin.edu/library/art/mailart/bios/spiegelman.html

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

IUOMA stamp from the 80-ies

Thia rubberstamp was my own design. The logo was used in the beginningfase of the IUOMA in the beginning years 1988-1990 and also a bit later

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Gift from Tensetendoned - USA

One of my favourite rubberstamps is this one that Tensetdoned (USA) designed and made for me. I still use it quite a lot.

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Gift from the Stickerdude - NY - USA

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New Rubber

Above is a print of one of the new Rubberstamp that have been added to the collection. On my outgoin mail-art you will get to see it from now on when the occasion calls for it. I have made a series of new rubber lately. Here is a small overview:

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Gift from Mim Golub - USA

With the mail last month a wonderful gift arrived from Mim Golub (USA):

The envelope (see below) with all these old rubberstamps arrived some time ago. A donation to the TAM Rubberstamp Archive by Mim Golub (Scalin) in USA. Some of the rubberstamps I will surely use on outgoing mail-art before they are archived. Thanks for this wonderfull donation!

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