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Bard-code Art is whole new direction in art. Scott Blake runs a website, where he posts his newest creations. For example this image of Andy Warhol is done entirely of small bar codes. If you have troubles believing it, jump inside this post to see proof and few more “zoomed” images. Amazing! Note, that the numbers given in each bar code represent pixel co-ordinates of that particular bar code. Previously I posted similar illusions named “Scarface” and “WTC”. Use the search box at the bottom of this page to locate them, in the meantime visit Scott’s website for more fascinating bar code illusions! Here’s a little advertisement if you are interested in bar code equipment. Try making similar art, and submit it for publishing!

Bar Code Art   Andy Warhol
Bar Code Art   Andy Warhol
Bar Code Art   Andy Warhol
Bar Code Art   Andy Warhol
Bar Code Art   Andy Warhol
Bar Code Art   Andy Warhol
Bar Code Art   Andy Warhol


42 Responses
  1. Cooool says:


  2. Hai says:

    thats cool

  3. Ash says:

    This artist must have ALOT of time on his hands!

  4. fender says:

    pretty cool but i would not put this under the opticall illusion category

  5. Broccoli says:

    How did he get all those codes

  6. Pandas says:

    what the heck? that is so cool

  7. Priyal says:

    this is a beautiful type of art!!! i wonder if i could start collecting barcodes!! its is a thing to think about!! Ps im 10 years old and im not kidding!

  8. baby grl says:

    that is so cool

  9. Bubble tricks says:

    wow thts awsome i love it

  10. bog mog lover says:

    this is really cool, its really interesting, andy warhol is cool!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. kool!! says:

    wow dat is sooo wkd!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. meeow =^_^= says:

    that’s weird

  13. MMM says:

    WHAT THE?!

  14. dantheman says:

    Woow! Andy Warhol keeps amazing me.
    That’s really something.

  15. Anonymous says:

    It’s called DITHERING. Printers had done this sort of thing for the last 30 years.
    Some barcode numbers have a higher density than others
    You can make a computer program that calculates that and apply it to any photo you want.
    There is also an iMovie plugin that does that using ASCII art.

  16. Stinking Fish says:

    that’s my second cousin! yay!

    no i’m not joking…

  17. loser says:


  18. I Love The Teen Titans! says:

    Just how big is this thing?

  19. Andrea says:

    Just one more reason to love the great Andy Warhol.

    He is crazy amazing.

  20. Anonymous says:

    the most pointless thing ever

  21. Lin (boggart girl) says:

    Wow! He’s good. Someone also made a billboard of a girl made entirely out of packages of mentos, I’ll try and find it.

  22. Anonymous says:

    People! Are you paying attention?
    Andy Warhol doesn’t have anything to do with it — it’s Scott Blake’s project.
    Neither guy came up with the idea of dithering.
    Blake doesn’t _collect_ codes to build this — he writes a program that assigns a bar code to make one small section darker or lighter.

  23. Anonymous says:

    i have a program that does that :D its an auto collage maker that makes a single picture out of pictures in your gallery. if you have nothing but barcodes and tell it to make a remake a picture of a man then it will do so

  24. My name? says:

    I can’t believe it if anyone says that this things a fake!

  25. Anonymous says:

    thats just scary :-o

  26. Anonymous says:

    im putting this on my desktop!
    Ps. Im the one who said this was scary
    Pss i like gps

  27. Anonymous says:

    This is awesome! I wouldn’t have the patience for that..!

  28. Anonymous says:

    cool . i might do it as a hobby.it might have taken a year to do that

  29. Anonymous says:

    wow i cant belive anyone could do this he this is my first comment EVER! BLAAAAAAAAH!

  30. Nicole says:

    must have been bored to do all that. i would have the patience

  31. Noone says:

    totally awesome…

  32. igo says:

    Wow… this guy is unbelievable!

  33. Hey Ahn says:

    Whoa! Unbelievable patience and interest. That’s a lot of barcode, e?

  34. Amber says:

    O.o Amazing!

  35. Shriya says:

    It’s cool but I wouldn’t say it’s an ILLUSION

  36. Fred says:

    If I tried to do that then I’ll go insane!

  37. Violet says:

    Yeah cool but any clue what this means!!

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