Barcode Mail Art

Barcodes. They are everywhere, but surprisingly not used that often in mail art. 

When I received this piece of Barcode mail art (named 'Variation on a barcode Op. 99') thanks to Dean, Artist in Seine, I wanted to post it in the IUOMA Barcode Mail Art group. However... I couldn't find any Barcode group!.. That's why and how this group started here.

You can post your received or sent Barcode Mail Art here if you wish, too.

Update 11 February 2016: Also colour test print art is welcomed!

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Latest Activity: Feb 3

Discussion Forum

Barcode mail art

Started by maha. Last reply by maha Aug 23, 2017. 1 Reply

The site has cool bare code

Q: Barcodes on envelopes?

Started by Terri Jones. Last reply by Terri Jones Apr 4, 2017. 2 Replies

A quick question: doesn't the postal system make you cover up all barcodes that don't have to do with the actual shipping (like tracking) to be acceptable?I read on the USPS site that you must cover…Continue

Tags: rules, regulations, usps, question, barcodes

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Comment by Heleen de Vaan on April 16, 2017 at 2:21am

Here are the first pages of Ruud's barcode composition:

And part of the envelope these pages arrived  in:

So to see Dutch PostNL tried to add some (waving) bars, too :-)

Thank you very much, heel erg bedankt, Ruud!

Comment by Ruud Janssen on April 8, 2017 at 5:51pm

Comment by Ruud Janssen on April 8, 2017 at 12:37pm

Comment by Jeremy Gluck on February 24, 2017 at 4:19pm

Comment by Bruno Cassaglia on October 7, 2016 at 12:20pm

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 8, 2016 at 8:02pm

Well I would have never guessed them to be barcodes or even to look in the barcode group. But as they say in Holland; "If the wooden shoe fits, stop chopping the wood."

Thanks for posting.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on August 8, 2016 at 3:25pm
Additional inside information: these are (barcoded) Crown Jewels!
(furthermore still mysterious to me)
Comment by Heleen de Vaan on July 20, 2016 at 11:21pm

Is it Barcode Mail Art?

I think so! Because:

- it shows bars
- the message is mystery to me, so it must be a code
- it  has been created by one of the biggest  Bar Code Artists I know.

So: thank you Dean! This 3D-Bars-code mail art traveled amazing well through the postal systems!

(you sent it from overseas - temporary Artist in Thames instead of Artist in Seine?!)

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on July 20, 2016 at 11:07pm

That is beautiful, Dean! Thank you for sharing. So sorry to hear the sad news. 

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 19, 2016 at 11:06am

Barcode Teacher by Susan McAllister.  Her contribution to the movement. (15 June 2013)


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