Mailart and correspondence art call:

The idea is to create a fictional city of the distant future known as the Metropolis of Destructon through original mail art and correspondence art. Techniques can be illustration, collage, graphic design, artistamp, sequential art, xerox-art, printmaking, poetry or pros. The subject matter is open but should add some element to expanding this fictional city. All submissions are through the mail and should be scanable for presentation on

All submissions will receive a return correspondence from:
Mr. Sparrow, Postmaster General M.o.D.

Deadline for submissions: June 1st, 2009


All works:
Creative Commons Attribution No Derivatives License.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

John M. Bennett, Columbus OH, USA

Received this envelop with a marker sketch on the front, containing some destroyed buildings, cityscapes and text. The visual poem is a wonderful piece that has the effect of strobing vivid images of the urban environment in my mind.

Try repeat reading 3 to 5 times

collaboration, 2008
John M. Bennett and Sheila E. Murphy

collaboration, 04/23/2008
John M. Bennett and Musicmaster

John M. Bennett, 2008

Collaborator links:

Kieth A. Buchholz, St. Louis, Mo USA

Social Club circa 1947
inkjet and marker
5 1/2" x 4"

Marie Marcano, Surfside Florida USA

Marie Marcano, 2008
sumi ink on paper
4 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Reply to Schoko, Berlin Germany

Thank you, if you ever have the opportunity to visit look me up. I'll give you a tour. If you look deeply into this Metropolis it will reveal a truth that will chill the blood. The city is an abstract concept, beyond physicality, time and place. It is without subject matter, without memory. The city is absence in as much.
-Mr. Sparrow, Postmaster General M.o.D.

absence is as much, 2008
india ink, rubber stamp, typewriter & collage
4" x 6"

John Held Jr., San Francisco, California USA

Received this wonderful rubber stamped envelop filled with goodies today. Some ATCs, an archival document of "Mail Art Island in Brain Cell Ocean" 2001, and a sheet of artistamps that I am seriously considering adding to and sending them out affixed to M.o.D replies.

It's been a very long time since I could actually get away from my work at the Post Office, but last vacation I took some eons ago was to Fluxus Island in D├ęcollage Ocean. Fishing and swimming was great off of Ginger Island, you just had to look out for ubu sharks!
- Mr. Sparrow, Postmaster General M.o.D.

top: Tim Mancusi
bottom: John Held Jr.

Artistamp: John Held Jr. 2008
oil pastel & crayon on postage paper
11" x 8 1/2"


Mail Art Island in Brain Cell Ocean: A Korean Travel Diary, John Held Jr. Jeju Travel Diary

Mail Art Island in Brain Cell Ocean: A Korean Travel Diary: John Held Jr. Part II

Reproduction: Nam June Paik, "D├ęcollage 4/63", 1963

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sassu Antonio, Gruppo Sinestetico - Italy

Architecture project future, 2008
stickers, pen, marker and rubber stamp
4" x 6"

Matt Dalby, Manchester UK

Matt Dalby, 2008
coloured pencil and pen
5 1/2" x 3 1/2" ea.

Reply to Clemente, Montevideo Uruguay

The 'high price of fame' indeed. After the massive collapse of the Corporate superstructure following the Energy Independence Wars only a few corporations where left to flourish within their respective industries. Now our choices are few and the control over our needs are great.
- Mr. Sparrow, Postmaster General M.o.D.

Over looking the Miscanthanol refineries, 2008
pen & ink w/ rubber stamp
4" x 6"

1. Oil Wars; Ismael Hossein-Zadeh
2. Cellulosic Ethanol: Fuel of the Future?
3. How to Beat the High Cost of Gasoline. Forever!
4. Miscanthus x giganteus - as an energy crop - Research at the University of Illinois