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By on June 4, 2006, with 42 Comments

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!

  • Cooool


    • happydoodle

      really cool. and it must have taken a while 2 put 2gether!

  • Hai

    thats cool

  • Ash

    This artist must have ALOT of time on his hands!

  • fender

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

  • Broccoli

    How did he get all those codes

  • Pandas

    what the heck? that is so cool

  • Priyal

    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!

  • baby grl

    that is so cool

  • Bubble tricks

    wow thts awsome i love it

  • bog mog lover

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

  • kool!!

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

  • meeow =^_^=

    that’s weird

  • MMM

    WHAT THE?!

  • dantheman

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

  • whoa


  • Manda


  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Stinking Fish

    that’s my second cousin! yay!

    no i’m not joking…

  • loser


  • I Love The Teen Titans!

    Just how big is this thing?

  • Andrea

    Just one more reason to love the great Andy Warhol.

    He is crazy amazing.

  • Anonymous

    the most pointless thing ever

  • Lin (boggart girl)

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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

  • My name?

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

  • Anonymous

    thats just scary :-o

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Anonymous

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

  • Nicole

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

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  • Noone

    totally awesome…

  • igo

    Wow… this guy is unbelievable!

  • Hey Ahn

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

  • Amber

    O.o Amazing!

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  • Shriya

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

  • http://freddyflip-mysteriousearth.blogspot.com/ Fred

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

  • Violet

    Yeah cool but any clue what this means!!