Wednesday, December 21, 2011

New books by John Held - USA

A set of two books have been published at TAM-Publications.

Part – 1 (page 1-439) and Part -2 (page 440-919) of the book “Where the Secret is Hidden” , Collected Essays, 1979-2011 containing 106 essays written over 30 years on the 20th Century cultural avant-garde including Duchamp, Cage, Mail Art, Fluxus, BiY, zine and artist publishing, international cultural networking, performance art, rubber stamps and other artistic mediums the mainstream considers marginal. Each essay is illustrated with the publication in which it first appeared or an associated item. (see: for more details of both parts)

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Friday, September 16, 2011

IUOMA logo's

I collect all logo's that were made for IUOMA (see They are published on a blog (see: , but I intend to use them also in a book that is being prepared. If you have any logo's (and add the name of the creator), I am most happy to receive them at or can also send prints and designs to:

P.O. Box 1055
4801 BB Breda

The IUOMA started in 1988 and has it's own Social Network at: where almost 2000 members arrange their activities from that place. We expect two celebrations soon: The 2000th member, and also in November the 3 year on NING.

Thanks for your sendings!
Ruud Janssen

Credits logo beside this text: Wackystuff (Canada) made this in 2010.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

6th Generation of Mail-Artists

Brochure Fluxus and Mail-Art

Brochure IUOMA PR

Brochure 5 generations in Mail-Art

Brochure : Mail-Interviews

Brochure Mail-Art changed my Life

Brochure Postal System

Brochure Mail-Art Historification

Brochure TAM Rubberstamp Archive

Brochure: Mail-Art Websites

Sunday, November 28, 2010

TAM-Bulletin - 1985

In the 80-ies I issued the TAM-Bulletin. A Mail-Art magazine that was sent out with lots of Mail-Art information about the network. Some copies now pop up on the Internet. Here is a sample from 1985, sent to Mr. Zan in the USA. :

He scanned it with the little note I added to it and published in on facebook. All originals of the TAM-Bulletin are still in the TAM-Archive. These pages were all typed on a typewriter. The pre-computer days were so much fun but also labour intensive....

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Some help for Beginners in Networking

Drawing made by Ruud Janssen to explain some of the terms used in Networking. Not complete, but the essence of names used when explaining Networking.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Book: The first 500 IUOMA-members at NING

As promissed the first 500 members are printed in a book. As hardcopy it is available at:


Paperback book €22.99 (205068 kb)

Download: 1 documents , 205068 KB

Printed: 305 pages, 20.99 cm x 29.7 cm, perfect binding, white interior paper (55# weight), black and white interior ink, white exterior paper (90# weight), full-colour exterior ink


The overview of the first 500 members that joined the IUOMA platform at NING. Al portfolios of the initial members are included and a complete list of names of all these members in order of joining the International Union of mail-Artists from November 2008 till June 2009.

The digital version of the book will be available for free. A hardcopy version is expensive but maybe worth the investment.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Buy this book Mail-Art Statements Collection by Ruud Janssen on Lulu.

Paperback book €19.99 Printed: 280 pages, 20.99 cm x 29.7 cm, perfect binding, white interior paper (55# weight), black and white interior ink, white exterior paper (90# weight), full-colour exterior ink


B&W Version of Statements Collection on Mail-Art by Ruud Janssen. Reprint of statements written in period 1993-2008 on the subject of mail-art. These statements were first published as pamphlets. Later on the Internet, and now as a collection in one book. Some statements and texts were also published on the Internet first and later as print-out sent into the network. The last part of this book contains visual statements made when the Millennium came about and most recent is an overview of the slides used at a lecture at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam explaining the concept of mail-art. In the past 28 years Ruud Janssen has intensively written about how E-mail and Internet would change mail-art, and it has.

A colour-version of the book is also available. See an overview of all publications at:

Enjoy reading this book!

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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Interview with Ruud Janssen by Kate Lanxner for Rubberstampmadness

This is the interview with Ruud Janssen by Kate Lanxner for Rubberstampmadness done in 1985.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Interview for Livraision - Swedish Magazone

Interview that Litsa Spathi and Ruud Janssen gave for Livreaison, A Swedish Publication.

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mail Art Archives

An article about mail-Art archives I wrote back in the 90-ies. It dealt with how people then were building up their mail-art archives. Nowadays we are 20 years further. Some mail-artists have donated (or sold) their collections to archives, but some collections have vanished. It always is an interesting topic. Maybe should explore this a bit more in the near future.

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

First IUOMA Magazine 1991

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