Friday, July 26, 2013

#30 Update on Call for Entries

The Mail Art Call to celebrate IUOMA's 25th Anniversary has been very successful and entries are still arriving. So far I have received 63 creative entries from Europe, North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand & Asia. All entries have been posted on this blog and my IUOMA photo stream. The Mail Art will be on display at the Book Arts Jam on October 19, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. I hope to have local mail artists join me at the event. Six entries by Jon Foster have been bound in a booklet -- view images in Post #29.  I've really enjoyed receiving the entries and sending mail art in return. My thanks to all who participated.
More about the Book Arts Jam at 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

#29 Collaborative Mail Art Book

Official Mail Art: A Collaborative Book, 2013
Size: 5" by 8"
Earlier this year Jon Foster of Winston-Salem, NC, USA agreed to collaborate with me on a book. He created 6 postcards in his signature style--collage using packaging tape. I created the covers using collage and finished them with packaging tape so that they matched the postcards. In order to show each postcard fully, strips of Tyvek were used to attach each to a side strip. These were then bound using Japanese side-bound sewing techniques. It was fun to design a binding for his work.

The following photos show the front and back covers, and some interior views. Full views of the postcards have been previously blogged. View them at Posts numbered 8, 11, 15, 21 and 26.

Overhead view

Interior view.

Interior view showing initial postcards and the overlapping design.

Front view.

Back cover by C. Rizzuto

Front cover by C. Rizzuto

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

#28 More Mail Art

To_Chiroux Bibliotheque, Liege, Belgium
Mixed media collage

To_Carina Grandlund, Finland
Collage of magazine ads from 1933

To_ Chiroux Library, Liege,  Belgium
Monotype with mixed media

To_ Cristina Blank, Worthsee, Germany
Etching and mixed media

Fr_ Cristina Blank, Worthsee, Germany
Fr_Carina Grandlund, Finland
Fr_ Cristina Blank, Worthsee, Germany
Envelope collage
Fr_ Cristina Blank, Worthsee, Germany