The Cultural Subversion of Barcode Art

Posted By Ben Goulding, 8 October, 2009 | permalink

Barcode Art

Invented by Bernard Silver in 1948, the barcode went on to become one of the greatest success stories of the late 20th century, adorning most commercially available products around the world. Its omnipresence in modern society makes the barcode particularly appealing to artists, many of whom have featured it in their works.

Barcodes are a ubiquitous part of modern capitalist society, but there are artists out there who actually use them subvert that culture. Click the link for a collection of the greatest pieces of art which incorporate barcode design, from Banksy and graffiti to barcode buildings and advertisements.

Link (Thanks Andy!)

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