The ID Card as Art


I didn’t realize it, but ID cards can also be art. That makes me an artist, since I am currently working on printing systems for producing ID’s, credit cards, and drivers licenses. I need to update my Facebook and LinkedIn profiles to reflect my new-found occupation.

badges-480_sil_cropIf you want more details check out The American Worker’s ID Badge as Art and a Sign of the Times Read more: Vintage American Worker’s ID Badge as Art and a Sign of the Times. This exhibit on ID Photobadge Portraiture runs until February 15, 2014 at Rico/Maresca in New York.

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About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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1 Response to The ID Card as Art

  1. Jill McLeester says:

    I am an amateur genealogist having enjoyed this quest for over 50 years. I knew about ID badges but only in the context of the information they contained, name, date, company, physical information (sometime). I see now that I missed the other aspect all these years, ART. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

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