Designy Barcodes in Japan

barcodes in japan

In Japan, Even the Barcodes Are Well Designed, by Cliff Kuang

(via @designglut)

7 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Love these! The UK Esquire does something very similar on every issue. Its an attention to detail that makes a real difference!

  2. These are great, adds that something extra to the packaging design. It’s like having a really nicely designed footer on a website!

    I’d like to see these on their relative products, I bet they look great!

  3. big rip-off from an old SWISSAIR advertising campaign…

  4. I didn’t know you could buy custom barcodes!
    I am needlessly excited by this.

  5. I see this as a new emerging growth market especially with prices that D-Barcode is charging.

  6. Hello! I love your blog and check it daily, amazing stuff.
    Here’s a small pretty cool typo animation for you to see:

  7. No need to buy them outright!

    It’s not hard to do, and certainly doesn’t warrant a price tag of $4000 for a custom design.

    Here’s one example I did for a marshmallow brand’s packaging:

    Designers shouldn’t be afraid to try something new :)