Scott Blake is a Bar Code artist, creating beautiful images and potraits from the ubiquitious bar code.I started making art with barcodes right before Y2K, inspired by the year 2000...

Scott Blake is a Bar Code artist, creating beautiful images and potraits from the ubiquitious bar code.

"I started making art with barcodes right before Y2K, inspired by the year 2000 computer bug, and threatening digital apacolypse. I was experimenting in Photoshop by recreating photos with a bunch of circles. After dots I tried squares – then a cluster of lines. Before I knew it, I was staring at a bunch of bar codes. Jesus was the first face I applied my digital halftone to."

The site also includes a potted history of the humble bar code and the science behind it, there is also an opportunity to create your personal bar code and get your hands on a bar code portait-postcard for free.

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