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 Dean aka Artist in Seine on February 24, 2016 at 12:17pm

I saw this I saw this on Brooke Cooks page and stole it to put it here.  This is a good use of a barcode.  Love it.

Map series - school girl

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on February 11, 2016 at 11:55pm

I updated the introduction message. Besides Barcode Art, also Colour Test Print Art is welcomed here!

This piece of Colour Test  Print Art (also known as Colour Test Paper Art, or Color Test Patterns Art as Dean named it) was created by Dean - Artist in Seine:

Thank you very much, Dean!

Comment by Ruud Janssen on February 3, 2016 at 5:26pm

used to play with barcodes and barcode readers 10 years ago.  So they are widely useable........ Nowadays the scanners have taken over and there are new ways to communicate digitally......

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on February 3, 2016 at 5:23pm

Arrived! Thank you very much, Ruud!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 31, 2016 at 10:19pm
Thank you, Ruud! Didn't know that site (and didn't know that barcodes aren't used for numbers only :-) )
Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 31, 2016 at 3:12pm

Heleen de Vaan :

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 31, 2016 at 3:12pm

on: you can make them:

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 31, 2016 at 2:48pm

Great to see all different ways of creating barcode art!

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 30, 2016 at 4:41pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 29, 2016 at 8:51am

Some "Greek postage" barcodes...

Impressive IUOMA Member barcodes, Ruud,

would like a few for mail art cards  :-)


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