“I Am What I Eat” 32 barcode paintings from the foods I eat at Ulrich Museum Of Art in Wichita, KS.
Framed “Omaha Swimmer vs. Scott Blake” with the actual Speedo and goggles used in the public performance. Signed by the photographer Daniel Muller and Scott Blake. Limited edition of 1 for $3,000 BarcodeArt.com/artwork/videos/omaha/framed_speedo.html
Barcode Cornel West by Scott Blake. Made with 2,521 ISBN barcodes from books written by Dr. Cornel West.
Watch Marilyn Monroe walk and run, in, out, and through 100 door scenes. Includes clips from every movie she was in except “Let’s Make it Legal”. I created the video montage to go along with my interactive Barcode Marilyn Monroe portrait.
Front page of Salon.com July 10, 2012.
University of Iowa communication studies professor Kembrew McLeod, author of several books on sampling and appropriation, including Copyright Criminals and Creative License, said that Scott Blake’s filter art should fall under the doctrine of fair use.
As for using Chuck Close’s name — that doesn’t fall under copyright law. There is a body of law called “Right of Publicity Law,” which protects celebrities from having their likenesses used in ads or whatever without their permission. But my use of his name doesn’t really count (unless I tried to commercialize it as a filter for Photoshop or Final Cut Pro).
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As you know, Tuesday, June 26 is the 38th anniversary of the first barcode scanned in a grocery store. The infamous pack of Wrigley’s chewing gum was scanned in a supermarket in Troy, Ohio on June 26, 1974. To commemorate the occasion, I will be live streaming from my art studio all day on Tuesday, June 26, from 9 AM to 7PM.
I’m currently working on a new series of 32 barcode paintings from the foods I eat for an exhibit at the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas. Each barcode takes me roughly 5 hours to paint by hand, and I’ve completed 50 hours of work as of right now, with 100 hours to go. Collectively, when arranged, the final dimension of all 32 barcode paintings will measure 13 feet wide x 8 feet tall. The paintings barcode paintings can even be scanned with a smartphone to reveal the product represented. I hope you will check out the live stream and celebrate the barcode birthday with me.
I created these digital mosaics on a computer using Photoshop. The barcodes can be scanned with a smartphone and it will show more information about the product. On the flip side I cataloged a selection of the barcodes used for the portrait. I personally assemble every flipbook by hand in my studio in Omaha, Nebraska. They are printed on 32-pound paper with screw post binding, which is one of the most archival book binding methods available. I sign and date each one.
I agree with Logan Hicks “Getting blog write-ups is not success. Selling artwork is success.” I still appreciate all the recent reviews about my Barcode Art.
The Inspiration Grid
My Modern Metropolis
Design You Trust
ROC21 Diseño Gráfico
Lost at E Minor
An Optical Illusion
Naoki Sakai (Japanese)
Plginrt Project (Japanese)
Basse Def (French)
This is my Barcode Andy Warhol portrait made with 2,160 barcodes. I used the UPC barcodes from Campbell’s Soup cans that were part of Warhol’s iconic screenprints. I even curved the barcodes to mimic the cylindrical shape of soup cans.
I also created an augmented reality interface to go along with the portrait, so when a barcode is scanned, a video projector lights up the corresponding soup can and dumps virtual soup into a bowl.
I added a simple game which is activated by scanning the barcodes in sequence from Tomato all the way around to Clam Chowder.
The mosaic includes several hidden “Easter Egg” barcodes. For instance, one plays a special clip of Warhol eating a hamburger and another shows David Bowie playing Warhol in the movie Basquiat.
For more information about my art, including free downloads of this image, visit my website http://www.BarcodeArt.com