The Art In Bar Codes

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On a day-to-day basis, they’re taken for granted — seen only as a means for tracking consumer goods. Barcodes are perhaps the least suspect tool for artistic expression imaginable. They are a representation of all that is plain, bland and uninteresting.

Artist Scott Blake, however, does not see them this way. The Omaha resident has been obsessed in bringing out the beauty and complexity of these labels and making an art form.

Check out his Bar Code Clock and a way to bar code yourself.