by Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 20 April 2012

American artist Scott Blake takes barcodes and makes them into portraits of pop icons. He has already amassed a handy collection of over 30 large-scale digital portraits. You can even scan the barcodes to unfold their personal stories. For instance, Barcode Oprah is assembled with ISBN barcodes from her book club. Now we wait for the QR code versions.