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!

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Feb 9

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 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!!

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 21, 2016 at 5:09pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 21, 2016 at 5:09pm

...must be Greek :-)

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 21, 2016 at 5:08pm

From Artist  in Seine :

Comment by Ruud Janssen on May 3, 2016 at 8:53am

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on April 29, 2016 at 11:58pm

Great Barcode Flora and Barcode crest on Fauna from Kathy Barnett.

I'll post it in my 'real weird animals' blog later (= somewhere in the coming weeks - am a little much behind in posting, sorry!..)

Thank you very much, Kathy!

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on April 27, 2016 at 10:01am

From Heleen de Vaan.  Sent as is without an envelope.

Look at the straightness of the these barcodes. No irregularity with the linear perspective. It is always tough to have a uniform lines across the foreground as it creates a visual wall.  However Heleen has seem to have pulled I off.

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on April 27, 2016 at 9:57am

I couldn't find Triffen Pendelshies as a member here or even on the internet.  I would be interested to see these creations.

Comment by Bradford on April 14, 2016 at 5:08am

Triffen Pendelshies often sends these.


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