QR Code Portrait

QR codes are all the rage right now. I’ve been seeing them everywhere…advertisements on the subway, in magazines, on TV. But this is the first time I’ve seen them incorporated (successfully) into a work of art. Scott Blake has been creating large scale “pixel portraits” using barcodes, and one of his most recent projects is a portrait of Amy Goodman using 2,304 QR Codes that link to 9 years of Democracy Now videos. Pretty wild.





(Images via Flickr)

2 Responses to “QR Code Portrait”

  1. Paul Reiss says:

    Blake’s work is quite interesting. I love the idea of hidden, associated messages within the portraits.

    We’ve been doing some similar work using mosaic tile: http://www.artaic.com/qr-code-mosaics/

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