THE ART OF BOOKS & SMALL PRINT PUBLICATIONS

This is a blog on artist books, artist notebooks, magazines, poetry editions and other small print publications. Like FRIOUR is the Icelandic word for peace, BOKLIST are the Icelandic words for book (bok) and art (list). This is also a group blog in which those who are invited can upload their own books and/or comments.

Monday, September 05, 2005

PETER & ANGELA NETMAIL

Just received OSWALD art magazine from Peter Netmail.

Size: 14,5 X 21 cm

Pages: 32

Glossy and full color zine on the activities of global mail trotters and organizers of a yearly mail art festival in their own home town. Happens in September.

Contact:

Peter & Angela Netmail, Po Box 2644, D-32383 Minden, GERMANY

Email: peterkuestermann@hotmail.com

Peter proposes each year a mail art project which always results in a book production. Present theme is "We are pope". He's spreading a postcard of himself dressed as pope (more like a KKK member) with a Hitler moustache. Oh, this is going to be funny and controversial, Pete!

Deadline is March 31, 2006. Free medium but postcard size.

Peter's book edition on his world mail art tour of 1992 is a brick and I received it years ago in Brussels.

He just showed up at my birthday.

1992 was a year of mail art congresses (a congress happens each time mail artists meet, I was told) and the whole network went travel crazy!

The most crazy enterprise was certainly the trip around the world of the Netmails, going to one continent, picking up mail art and delivering it to networkers in person on another continent.

The book was the documentation of the world tour.

Size: 20,5 X 28,5 cm

Pages: 452 !

How did you finance the world tour and book? I once asked him. Just sold a house, he answered.

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