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The Smallest Piece of Graphic Design

Barcodes are those boring little graphics combined with lines and numbers. I assume no one would pay attention to them except for cashiers. Perhaps a well designed package can bring an enjoyable shopping experience to customers. So why not also design barcodes? A Japanese design firm called D-Barcode is now putting creative ideas onto products by transforming original barcodes into interesting iconographies. These examples are fun to look at and they might make you smile.

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5 Comments

  1. Kelly Sharon wrote:

    These are so fun! As someone who works retail and stares at barcodes all day, I think this would make staring at the barcodes a bit more enjoyable.

    Saturday, November 28, 2009 at 6:24 pm | Permalink
  2. Kristin Billings wrote:

    Very clever, it’s interesting to see how they decided to play with the barcodes. The Waterfall one is my favorite. Too bad that isn’t more popular in America. I wonder if it would require specialized scanners or anything?

    Monday, November 30, 2009 at 4:12 pm | Permalink
  3. Sewit Gebremichael wrote:

    Very cute. Some people can think so outside the box.

    Friday, December 11, 2009 at 11:56 pm | Permalink
  4. Natalie Andrews wrote:

    This was a really neat idea. I would have never thought to spice up barcodes. Neat find!

    Monday, December 14, 2009 at 6:00 am | Permalink
  5. i like it ,very creative job
    plz sand a oneway writing barcoad

    Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 9:41 am | Permalink