In the 1970s and 80s, artists began seeking alternatives to the commercial art world and traditional galleries. Mail artists use photocopying, rubber stamps, and artist-made "stamps" to create works that can be sent through the mail system and "exhibited" within international networks of artists and collectors. Artist-mades stamps can be combined with regular postal stamps and postal services around the world will deliver the them. We made these stamps to use on our correspondence and mailings. You can too! Print them on colored paper and use a sewing machine with a large needle to perforate them. A little glue..and you can be a mail artist, too.