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Scott Blake is one of the original artists who uses bar codes for his art. His first masterpiece was a portrait of Jesus (image on the left) that brought him much deserved recognition; the image consists of 10,000 barcodes. It has been ten years since, and he has created more than 30 portraits, using real Universal Product Codes (UPC) from products that are relate to the person the portrait. 

He also sells barcode products like, barcode arm bands, QR code buttons, barcode dog tags, barcode patches, barcode pet shirts, barcode baby bibs and barcode tattoos. 

Do check out the videos below to see how he creates this artwork.





This is what Scott has to say about his Barcode Portraits:

I have made more than 30 large-scale digital portraits of cultural icons using actual barcodes connected to some aspect of their lives. My 'Barcode Elvis' portrait is made with barcodes from his music CDs. 'Barcode Bruce Lee' and 'Barcode Marilyn Monroe' are compromised of barcodes from their movie DVDs. 'Barcode Oprah' is made with the ISBN barcodes from her book club. Interact with my art. Move beyond form to function. Scan the barcodes with your smartphone. Hear, watch and read as my subjects tell their stories."


Barcode Oprah

Barcode Charles Manson

Barcode Madonna

Barcode Ronald Reagon

Barcode Bruce Lee

Barcode Bill Gates

Barcode Ozzy

Barcode Arnold










































































































































































































































































Scanning Barcode Marilyn Monroe



Scanning Barcode Ozzy Osbourne



Barcode Flipbooks



Scanning Barcode Elvis at Ripley's Believe It Or Not!



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2 Responses to 'Impressive Barcode Art By Scott Blake'

  1. Barcode News Said,
    http://www.e-junkie.info/2011/02/impressive-barcode-art-by-scott-blake.html?showComment=1299463347517#c3088150713759879925'> March 6, 2011 at 7:02 PM

    Such a great invention- the barcode has endless possibilities- and now in art! Check out http://Barcode.com for other great uses of the barcode!

     

  2. Barcode News Said,
    http://www.e-junkie.info/2011/02/impressive-barcode-art-by-scott-blake.html?showComment=1310999911983#c8002768926086751281'> July 18, 2011 at 7:38 AM

    Such a great invention- the barcode has endless possibilities- and now in art! Check out http://Barcode.com for other great uses of the barcode!

     

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