What’s in a barcode? More than you might imagine, when idealized through the eyes of some very creative Japanese artists.
You will be amazed at what can be done with a few straight lines and a push to think outside of a very ordinary box.
UPC symbols are ubiquitous and constant reminders that we are a civilization of consumers. Up until now, there was no distinguishing one from the other.
That’s all changed since a Japanese company named D-Barcode came up with some very creative and innovative ideas on how to make these uninteresting lines actually enjoyable to look upon.
It is said that barcodes are the bane of the modern graphic designer. Many distribution people compound the headache by insisting on conspicuous white rectangles, which may or may not fit the context involved. The changes are little and subtle, and yet at the same time, enormous.
Now picking up a bottle or box at the supermarket may bring a smile to your face, not because of a price reduction but rather form a funny unexpected face or form smiling back at you from the label on the back of the package.
This enhancement of the consumer experience is brilliant on many levels. But why keep talking? Check out these cool barcodes below and judge for yourself!
Those are some very creative and cool barcodes. I hope we get to see some of those over here in the states in the near future.
wow.. very creative
Haha! I wish our barcodes looked like this over here too 😀
It would sure be a nice change to look at.
this was the most creative barcode i ever seen. really hope it appear in my place.
Thanks for your comments. I was amazed at these barcodes too. Shows what can happen when you just take the time to think outside of the box!
I swear I saw bar codes like that in MAD Magazine way back in the 1970’s when bar codes were first being developed!
haha that’s really very cool.
Brilliant. Shear Genius.
Interesting.. i like this!
Thatâ€™s really very cool….so much, but I can used in XMPIe, Printshop and VIPP Design.
Can it really be read?
Japanese sure know how to take things to extreme!!
I thought Hallmark had been doing this for ages.
genius! this is the answer for a simple question that anyone didn’t before: why does it have to be boring? tks
with many funny barcode design………………