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

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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 Dean aka Artist in Seine on July 4, 2016 at 2:07pm

On June 26, 1974, at a Marsh supermarket in Troy, Ohio, a single pack of chewing gum became the first retail product sold with the help of a barcode & scanner.  A date we should celebrate ever year from now on.

From Heleen de Vann

Comment by MC van Helmond on June 28, 2016 at 5:43am
jammer, pity! pieces are missing indeed! greetingsssss
Comment by Heleen de Vaan on June 27, 2016 at 9:04pm

Barcodes accompanied by kind messages, and more. Although either USPS or PostNL seems to have taken off some barcodes (and more) during the journey!?!... That's all in the mail art game!..

Great barcode mail art by MC van Helmond. 

Thank you very much, MC!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on June 27, 2016 at 8:53pm

That's an awesome piece of bar code network art!

Thank you for sharing, Ruud!

Comment by Ruud Janssen on June 20, 2016 at 7:20am

Roger Avau
" Barre- barres"
Exhibition & Project by Metallic Roger Avau
Exhibition : August 19th - Sept. 28 1985
Place : Le Salon d' Art - 1060 Bxl
Documentation / Poster ( detail )
T.A.C. 42.292 Guy Bleus Archives :
Roger Metallic Avau / Aerosol / V. Wynants /
Belgium : # 000 111
Comment by MC van Helmond on June 6, 2016 at 11:04pm
Comment by Heleen de Vaan on June 6, 2016 at 11:00pm

Colour test print / color bar art by FinnBadger:Also published there.

Thank you very much, FinnBadger!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 6, 2016 at 8:51am

from someone with InSeine vision:

was in the Tower of Babel exhibit by Mr. Colori.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 6, 2016 at 8:50am

postal barcodes...usually on USA mail art...

(they un-stick so easily :-)

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on May 21, 2016 at 6:22pm

GReat to see, Katerina! And yay! I was happily surprised with the same question!

Regarding Dutch barcodes the answer is clear: we 'are' the country of the Potato Eaters. 

So in this part of the exhibition the lady points at the Dutch barcodes.

Thank you very  much, Dean!!


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