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 Charles Manson|
|Barcode Ronald Reagon|
|Barcode Bruce Lee|
|Barcode Bill Gates|
Scanning Barcode Marilyn Monroe
Scanning Barcode Ozzy Osbourne
Scanning Barcode Elvis at Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
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