Friday, November 30, 2012

Ed Varney - Documentation/envelope

16 page photocopied catalogue sent from Canada from Ed Varney who curated the Mayworks show 2012. 225 participants from 33 countries. Next years Mayworks show is accepting work now . Send to Ed varney, 4426 Island Highway South, Courtney, BC, V9N 9T1, Canada. The theme is The Artist at Work/ Self Portrait. Postcard size, any medium. No fees, no returns. catalogue to all. Deadline April 15th, 20013.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ryosuke Cohen - Brain Cell

Ryosuke sent this today although I am not featured in this edition of Brain Cell No.842. Gocco print all the way from Japan.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

D.C.Spaulding - Artistamps

D.C. Spaulding (What Is This Artist Doing?)sent this from Lomita CA USA today.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Monocassette/A1/others - 'zine

Get yours while stocks last! At ETSY. Just Out! Brand New Material. Comic Strips/Cartoons/Collages/Illustration Features: Status Quo/Pinhole Paparazzi/Blitz Kids/Fashion/Tom Jones/ Rat's Corner West/Collages/Chocolate Teapot and more. 24 Pages A4 - Full Colour Covers - Black & White Inside Autumn 2012 - £3.00 inc. P&P UK £5.00 inc. shipping everywhere else.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Henry Denander - Envelope/book

Henry in Sweden sent this recently - hand made book with printed watercolour paintings of cats he found in Greece. This imited edition book is number 117. Also enclosed two artistamps on the same subject and a hand written note.

Monday, October 22, 2012

A.1. - Collage

A page that is NOT in the latest 124 page paperback The Best OF The Christmas Catalogues on Black Scat Books.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A.1. Waste paper Co. Ltd. - Shameless Plug

Some old mail art here amongst these 124 pages of festive nonsense. Available from Black Scat Books and Amazon (USA and UK). Please feel free to give a review as this helps the book's profile.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Creative Thing - Envelope

Collaged envelope with Halloween mask and mail art stamps - enclosing artistamp sheets and stickers etc. Sent by Creative Thing (AKA Leslie Caldera)in CA. USA.

Friday, October 05, 2012

John Evans 1932 - 2012 RIP

Sad news about John who passed away yesterday. One of my earliest mail art contacts back in 1983 or so. I think it was Michael Scott who gave me his address and told me how wonderful and enigmatic his letters and collages were. He was a friend of Ray Johnson and In the Pop Art book by Kablick? he is mentioned by Ray at a stilt performance in Central Park "Will John Evans tattoo his stilts?" referring to Johns tattoo of a bleeding dagger he made himself in High School.Excellent interview HERE that Ruud Janssen did with John a few years ago.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Henning Mittendorf - Catalogue

Henning initiated and advised on this mail art show on the theme of "Dragons" in Germany 2012. Full colour catalogue of 32 pagesd. Head of exhibition - Heike Wider .Managing Board - Peter C. Woitge. 270 artists from 39 countries took part.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mail Art Mekka Minden - Postcard

New project invite from Germany.

Phil Mead - Envelope, postcards, ephemera

Invite from Phil about Issue 25 - enclosed postcard to be returned, diagram and ephemera.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

PLG - Postcard

PLG sent this from Germany recently.Recycled card via Switzerland.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

"Blaster" Al Ackerman

Blaster sent this from San Antonio TX in 1984.

Carlo Pittore - Flyer

Carlo sent this from New York in 1984.

Post The Psalms - Documentation

16 page photocopied catalogue for the Post The Psalms mail art project in Florida organised by Bobby McGee or R.I. Luce? back in 1984. My collage appears on page 14.

Ryosuke Cohen - Flyer

Gocco printed flyer from Japan. 1984

Eric Finlay - Envelope

Eric sent this envelope to Hazel Jones and then onto me. 1984

Robin Crozier - MEMO/Random

This one to and from Lees Francke? or XCL Francke in Holland back in 1984.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Spazio Arte Quiliano - Catalogue

Documentation from Italy featuring 300 works from over 30 countries. 48 pages - full colour.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mark Greenfield/A1 - Envelope

Collaborative envelope with Mark in Staffordshire. Mark returned this with colour photo copies, flyers, rubber stamps and ephemera.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Farewell Debut - Printed Cards

Farewell Debut sent this packet of cards today. Enclosed in a brown paper bag secured with a crocodile clip. All the way from NY . USA.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Kobb Laboratories

More goodies from Kobb in Pensacola FL. inc. two DVD's of trashy horror movies "Teenage Zombies" and "First Man In Space".

D.C. Spaulding - Artistamps

Stamp sheet from D.C. in Lomita CA. What Is This Artist Doing?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

PLG - Postcard

Peter sent this card from Germany on 11th June 2012.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mail Art Call

Sent to me recently by J.K. Post. (I presume?)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

PLG - Postcard

Peter sent this from Germany. On the reverse is written - " |By the way- did the Capt'n Ahab Blakey get to you- some weeks ago? (no) Overleaf box is a must!... Itz not said about itz size - matchbox like? Meanwhile we're going on barefoot... Greetings PLG"

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Dobrica Kamperelic - Envelope /'zine/postcard

Dobrica in Serbia sent this recently - his Open World mail art 'zine ( No. 91 ) , a postcard to pass onto Mark Greenfield and a short note asking me why I don't do much snail mail anymore. The reason ofcourse is blogs like this which take up most of my time these days. Also the archive is bursting at the seams and postage rates have spiralled out of control!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

D.C Spaulding - Postcard

D.C. Spaulding sent this from Lomita CA.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Archer/Quinnell - Postcard

Peter and Magda sent this colour photocopied postcard in 1994.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Eric Finlay/A.1. - Colour Photocopy

Eric made this from a photo of a still he took from the television showing a Tony Hancock film "The Rebel", also an envelope from the A.1.Waste paper Co. Ltd. 1990.

Keith Bates - Postcard

Collaged card made by Keith and his daughter Anna in 1994. Sent from Manchester.

Hazel Jones/A.1. - Envelope

A back and forth envelope from Hazel and me when we were courting back in the 80's.

John Evans - Photocopy/rubber stamp

From John in NYC in 1985.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Klaus Rupp - Artistamps

Sheet of artistamps sent by Klaus in 1994 from Germany.

Les Matons - Postcard

Card in the shape of a 45 record in its sleeve (record can be pulled out ) from France. 1995,

Michael Lumb - Postcard

Michael sent this in 1994 from Ipswich. Collaged one side and the reverse reads "Can't believe I actually sold work from my "Dark PiecesFor The Wall" ! It's given me a new boost but the PhD is in the way! Could you please let me have the address if Lightworks! All the best - gosh it's wet and miserable! Michael"

Steve random - Postcard

Steve sent this in 1983 when I lived in Limehouse in East London. On the reverse is a view of a seascape with shaking hands floating above the waves - a bridge of flowers and the words "Hands Across The Sea",

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bric - A - Brac - assembling 'zine

Issue No. 13 of an assembling 'zine I compiled for 20 issues and passed the editorship onto others including Joe Decie and Patricia Collins.1990's. Participants in this issue were - G.D. & Theo. Breuer,Pierre Bailly,Stephen Perkins,Fabio Sassi,David Dellafiore,Patricia Collins and Lancilotto Bellini.

John Held Jnr./A.1. - postcard

A postcard request for a mail art show organised by John Held Jnr. in 1995 requesting Artist's Postage Stamps for a show in Dallas Texas. Four collaged stamps of mine were used for the front.

Robin Crozier/TAM

A Memo(random) page from Robin Crozier's long running project to TAM (Ruud Janssen) bcak in 1997.

Monday, April 09, 2012


This was a monthly periodical that is mainly about rubber stamps in the USA but also features articles about mail art and other alternative art forms. I short piece and picture about George Steed (H.Q. Slugnet) a correspondent at the time who visited us in London whilst he was on vacation in the 90's sometime.

Rudi Rubberoid - Postcard

Rudi sent this a few years back when we still lived in London. An advert for a new book called "The Book Of Zines". Rudi has drawn and coloured in outlines of his hands on the address side.