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).

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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Sending out some more stampsheets

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