Mail art is also often called correspondence art. Mail art is, basically, art sent through the mail, including faux postage, postcards, ATC's (Artist Trading Cards), copy art, handmade books, etc. Not all mail art is rubber stamped, though rubber stamps are used on mail art quite often and there is a strong overlap among stamp artists and mail artists. Much mail art is dadaesque, but another common school of mail art is a lush, collaged style similar to the work of Nick Bantock in the Griffin & Sabine books. An artistamp is something on a piece of paper or card that looks suspiciously like a stamp of some form. It is usually attached to another piece of paper or card and many regard it as much more attractive and interesting than the "real" postage stamps. Also called Faux Postage.
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Claims submitted by the public are turned into vague and largely indecipherable postcards and mailed toward the intended recipients.
Art Mail at Kiyotei's Den
Galleries, interviews, mail art calls and essential art links. Graphics, art, collaborations and mail art.
Artistamps of Azubia
This is a collection of faux postage from the postal authority of Azubia created by Karen Winters.
Boek 861: Mail Art y Poesía Visual
Visual poetry and mail art workshop from Spain (in English and Spanish)
Collaborative exhibition of a sketchbook shared by four artists from both sides of the Atlantic.
The Compost Mail Art Gallery
A German mail artists group with several postal art exhibits.
Denis Charmot Art
Mailart, collage and resources in French and English.
El Taller de Zenon
Mail art site in Sevilla-Spain, with galleries of received works, plastic arts and communication about postal art.
Examples of work by the mail artist Gary Foote with links postal art information and art calls.
Graceful Envelope Contest
The National Postal Museum's Graceful Envelope Contest, sponsored by the Washington Calligraphers Guild.
Art and writings from Belgian mail artist Guy Bleus.
Honoria Starbuck's Mail Art Blog
Examples of mail art sent and received, portraits of mail artists, haiku reflections on teaching art and being a mail artist.
ICIS: International Council of Independent States
The United Nation of fictitious states. Imaginary countries that issue postage stamps, currency and publications.
International Mail Art Artists Group
Mail artists group (I-MAG) of Kuala Lumpur.
Jeremy Adolphson's Collection
A fine collection of galleries displaying artwork created on 4X6 cards by international artists.
Mail Art - tribe.net
A place to meet and link up with artists interested in sending art through the mail.
Mail Art Martha
A site for artists, poets and mail artists with descriptions, active calls and resources for artisans.
Mail Art WebRing
A group of sites with content relating to mail art.
A German mail art site with history, techniques and exhibits about the art form. It includes a message board for active projects.
MailArt project with Coffee theme
MailArt project site with the theme "Coffee - How does it make you feel?" to be exhibited March 2007 at the Days Espresso and Coffee House in Louisville, Kentucky USA.
The Miniature Book Library
Catalogue and images from a library of teeny books made by several different mail artists.
The Moscow International Forum of Art Initiatives
An open invitation for artistamp creators with the theme of Motherland/Fatherland. The City of Moscow's Committee on Culture and The International Museum Exhibition Centre 'Olympus' is sponsoring The Moscow International Forum of Art Initiatives - 2002. MAC (the Moscow Artistamp Collection) has been invited to participate.
Mail art and stamp art galleries, links and projects.
A gallery of postcard-sized images posted anonymously to unveil a secret. Shared confessions in art form.
Shouting At The Postman
The website of a small cultural zine featuring general articles, mail art, and reviews by Ken Miller.
General activities of the project, exhibitions at the Barraca Vorticista, information, artist addresses, international mail art projects and calls, links, and visual poetry.
Wikipedia Mailart Resource
Online encyclopedia with a mailart description, links and profiles of mailartists.
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