Monday, December 20, 2004

John Evans - Collage

johnevanscollage, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Another of John's birthday "coillages" sent in 2003.

Saturday, December 11, 2004

"Blaster" Ackerman - Envelope

blaster, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Sent by Al in 1987. No postage stamp which he either forgot or it fell off? On the reverse is a Swinepost stamp and photocopy of "..Ackerman with his funny glasses and his funny tongue".

Eugeniusz Jozefowski - Postcard

eugeniusz, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Eugeniusz sent this card from Poland back in late 80's I think. On the reverse is a cut up and collaged flyer for my rubber stamp exchange and some stamps cut from Stanly Gibbons catalogue or similar.

Red Herring - Postcard

redherring, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Postcard from the mid 80's. Reverse reads- "My what a big one you've got (referring to my big rubber stamp). I'm ink-lined to make a device to ink my rear bike wheel thereby creatingthe world's longest stamp to put you guys in the shade."

Peter L. Grosse - Collage

plg, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

PLG sent this mid 80's.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Philip Spellacy - Envelope 1968

phil1968, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

One of the oldest bits of "mailart" I have in my archive from a time I was an art student in Manchester. Phil was an art student in Leeds. This envelope is made from a recycled page of a children's colouring book and Phil has drawn some special attachments to make donkeys life more bareable.

Celia Llewhellin - Envelope '71

celias71, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

An envelope made from the sleeve of a single record. Inside is a flexi-dsic "Michael Aspel Talks to the Barclay Girls".

Barry Wenden - Envelope 1973

barryw1973, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

This envelope from Barry is made from a re-cycled page from a Beano Annual and some added collage from the Arthur Mee's Childrens Encyclopedia.

Celia Llewhellin - Envelope 1971

celia1971, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

An early envelope from Celia made from re-cycled magazine illustration and other found materials.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Priority Stampsheet - Collaboration

priority stampsheet, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A card from the post office originally used for driving license stamps. I sent out a few to be added to and passed along. This one returned with stamps and additions by Les Cammer,Patrick T, Artfoot and Creative Thing etc. etc.1989.

Pierre Alechinsky - Postcard

pierrealechinsky, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Part of the documentation for an exhibition in 1990 called "Timbre D'Artiste" at E.S.P.A.C.E in Toulon, France, Curated by jean Noel-Laslo. This card despicts an artistamp by Pierre Alechinsky made in 1985.

Oleg Yudin - Cartoon strip

olegyudin, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Russian artist Oleg Yudin in response to my cartoon "How many Rascists Does It take To Change A Lightbulb?" did this follow up strip in 1990. Pen and ink.

Paul Jackson - Collaborative postcard

pauljackson, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Postcard by Tom Phillips which Paul has added to with rubberstamps and pen and ink. 1980's? It has a 9p stamp so must be around then.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Creative Thing - Envelope

ctenevelope, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Leslie Caldera a.k.a. Creative Thing in California sent this envelope in 1991.

"Blaster "Ackerman - Pastel drawing

blaster, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A pastel drawing of "Happy Tea Heads" inscribed to me on the back, dated 1982. Al Ackerman lived in San Antonio Texas but now lives in Baltimore.

Friday, December 03, 2004

John M. Bennett - Postcard

jmbennett, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

One of the earliest John M. Bennett postcards I have in m y archive from 1982. On the reverse is a poem-


The hammer.
The dog.
The sack.
The lice.

c.281 - jmb

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Edgardo Antonio-Vigo - Postcard

ed-antvigo, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A postcard from Argentina sent in the early 80's despite the date saying 1974.

Pat Fish - Postcard

patfish, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

One of the first people I corresponded with in the early 80's. I think Michael Scott gave me her address. She used to co-compile an assembling called Art/Life which I took part in a couple of times. It was 200 pages though so quite pricey to send when you are on the dole, which I was then. I think pat gave up mail art and opened a tattoo parlour on Venice Beach.

Carlo Pittore - Postcard

carlopittore, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

One of the very first postcards I got back from Carlo was this one with lots of helpful addresses. On the reverse he points me to Umbrella magazine and Judith Hoffberg, Abracadada, and Bern Porter.1982.


a1_tam, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

One of the many mailartsists to visit us when we lived in London was Ruud janssen of TAM fame. Here we are posting some mail at my local post office in Lambeth Bridge Road. Late 80's I think judging by our youthful complexions.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Dellafiora/Worm Prods. - Collaborative booklet

wormdellfiora, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Made by pages and postcards sent to Worm Prods. who cut and compiled limited ed. of 45 booklets.2001.

P.L.G. - Postcard

plgbadges, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

PLG on this postcard photographed with his badges from the International Garden & Greenery Exposition in Osaka, Japan. 1990.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Greenfield/A.1. Collaborative Envelope

greenfiled, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Posted back and forth once or twice judging by the stamps.2001.

Friday, November 26, 2004

Sussana Lakner - Assembling

sussanalakner, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Book assembled by Planet Susanna in 2001. 22 pages sent by 22 participants.
All the way from Germany.

Ruth Fledermaus - Envelope

ruthfledermaus, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

An envelope where you get a tantilising glimpse of the enclosures. From Ruth who lives in New Orleans.2001.

Pascal Lenoir - Memory

plenoir-memory, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Pascal's reply to Robin Crozier's memory prject. Mani Art was his assembling 'zine he did for many years.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Greenfield/ Jones - Colour Photocopy

greenfiledjones, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Limited edition photocopy/collage collaboration by Mark Greenfield and Audrey Jones. 2001.

Linda Pelati - Colour Photocopy

lindapelati, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Sent from Milan in 2001. Linda writes on the back- "I send you a small documentation about Konel Teige (great architect and collage maker, born in Prague in 1900 and dies in 1951) and Thierry Renaud (born and living in Bruxelles from 1952). I am fond of these artists.

Michael Lumb - Booklet

lumb-twodogs, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Booklet made in edition of 20 by Michael in 2001.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Catherine Thieblemont - Bookmarks

bookmarks, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Facsimile bookmarks made by Catherine for her "Bookmarks" project. Sent out to participants when an edition of 10 is made.2001.

Ex Posto Facto - Envelope

expostofacto, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Envelope from Ex Posto facto (Julie Jeffries) from Texas.2001. Containing more Fluxus Bucks and Update for her long running project.

Dawn Redwood - Postcard

dawnredwood, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A postcard from Dawn Redwood a.k.a David Jarvis. 2001.

De Decker Geert - Documentation

dedeckergeert, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A coffin shaped envelope and coffin shaped pages documenting "Mortuarium" project at the 13th International Music & Arts Festival in Belgium.2001. Little coffin kits were sent out and participants were asked to decorate them. they were assembled into 3-D coffins when returned and displayed.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Michael Scott - Letter

scottletter, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Reply to our exhibition invite 1985. Added collage elements and "fluff" in response to our "ABC of Fluffs" at Stafford Art Gallery.

Michael Scott - Letter

scottsuitcases, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A letter to Hazel in 1985 adorned with rubber stamps and a sticker.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

Jonathan Stangroom - Memo/ry

stangroom, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A page from Robin Crozier's Memory project that came via Anna Boschi I think as shes added her Stamp on the back with some more writing "dedicated to Robin". 1996.

Friday, November 12, 2004

Julian Beere - Collage

julianbeere, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A page from a hand made book by Julian. In the book there is a mixture of collage, photocopy, waxed papers and frottage. 1990's.

L'Objet Cultuel - Documentation

objectcultuel, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A catalogue from France documenting a mail art exhibition with the theme of The Cultural Object? 1984.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Ti Parks - Poster

tiparks, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Sent to me as documentation for 1980 mail art show at Greenwhich Theatre Gallery in South London. This was the first mail art exhibition I ever saw and inspired me to write to the two addresses on the poster. I got replies from both and so the beginning of a new chapter in my life.

A.1. Collaborative Stamp Card

prioritystamps, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

This is one of many cards requisitioned from the post office (originally a Vehicle License card) and sent out for rubber stamps to be added to each square on reverse. Only two people used this one - Pawel Petasz and Giovanni Strada before it was returend to me. 1986.

Dogfish - Postcard

tuitui, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Postcard made for 1992 Worldwide Decentralised Networker Congress. On the reverse it states - "...convened at the Palace of Ministries of greater Tui Tui, Dragonfly and Dogfish hosting. the congress greeted the Netmail Carriers Peter Kustermann and Angela Pahler on their year long worldaround personal Congress mail delivery performance."

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Keith Bates - Letter

keithbates, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A letter written on the computer. About the time of his English Suppressionists project which is alluded to here. Mid 90's?

Jose vd Broucke - Booklet

josevdbroucke, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Jose from Belgium made this book to document his travels in England and the continent in 1991. Booklet is photo-copied and much added collage, rubberstampings and photographs.

PLG & Cesar Figueiredo - Postcard

joseoliveira, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A collaborative postcard by Peter L. Grosse (Germany) and Figueiredo (Portugal) from 1988. The address side has 7 rubber stampings including a post horn and one that says "Schiffart tut not".

Monday, November 08, 2004

Gerard Barbot - Postcard

gerardbarbot, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Collaged recycled postcard from Gerard dated 1992. Originally a card to Gerard from someone who signed themselves "Dees". On the reverse Gerard writes "Congratulations on ultimate creative conceptual art. wishin' ewe best of luck with parenthood...".

Florida Fran - Stampsheet

franzabowski, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

Fran made a a series of portriats of her mail art chums and this is one set made into a stamp sheet. From top to bottom they are Al Ackerman, John M. Bennett, Lon Speigelman and DKA? 1986.

Benoit Lamette - Envelope

benoitlamette, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

The envelope contained a hand carved rubber stamp and a letter from Benoit in Belgium which reads- " Thanks to you enjoy mine! But how can you see on this page, I can do much more, because all of them are mademyself too ( except your ofcourse). Don't forget you can always send me a little draw, and I'll make it on a stamp."

FaGaGaGa - Documentation

faceofcongress, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

FaGaGaGa in Youngstown,Ohio sent this in 1992 to document the Decentralised Networker Congress. On the front cover is an image by Ray Johnson.
In the opening "Word" Mark Corroto writes - " Our culture, and i am speaking of American culture, is saturated by media. Our celebrity gossip and commercials are beginnin g to become confused with news reporting. It's like a dog chasing it's tail. The TV anchor reports a story of "celebrity news." The commercial is not a product endorsement but a way of life...."

Bill Chambers? - Pass Along Sheet

billchambers, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

This photo-copied "add to & pass along" is typical of it's kind. This one I assume was initiated by Bill Chambers as his name is at the bottom asking for it back when filled (sorry Bill). Those taking part so far are Blaster, Stampmeister kevin, Any Sayler, Guido Bondioli, Private World, Rudi Rubberoid, The Spitter, Darla and Freya Zabitsky. 1992.

Cracker Jack Kid - Periodical

crackerjackkid, originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.

A magazine with stampsheet that Cracker Jack Kid (Chuck Welch)published from time to time. This issue features documentation for artist's stamps exhibition organised by Kid at AVA Gallery in 1994.