Vanity Barcodes‘ goal is to help businesses take advantage of the little-known marketing potential of decorative — yet functional — UPC barcodes on their products. It’s a great way to add brand value and engage customers in a way that no other graphic design can!
Feb 10th, 2010 / 12:05 am
barcodes can really be so fun, i’m glad people get creative with them! pretty charming, really. ;)
Feb 10th, 2010 / 2:15 am
Isn’t it great!?!
Feb 10th, 2010 / 2:34 am
I love these, but sadly clients seem to think it’s a frivolous extra!
Since when was attention to detail frivolous?!
Feb 10th, 2010 / 6:48 am
I have a record with the singer’s profile carved out from the top of the barcode – such an awesome detail to an otherwise awesome cover design (by Paul Wilson).
Feb 10th, 2010 / 7:30 am
This was done before by the japanese group:
Feb 10th, 2010 / 8:53 am
I finally saw an example on a package of paper towels recently. I was surprised to see the barcode so large. It was the focal point to identify the product. Loved it. The product was essentially a generic product, but the use of the barcode lifted it.
Feb 10th, 2010 / 9:26 am
Feb 11th, 2010 / 3:51 pm
Great examples. Here are some more creative barcodes from the Japanese firm http://www.d-barcode.com/
Feb 12th, 2010 / 2:38 pm
Years ago, Mad Magazine made fun of them starting in 1978.
Feb 20th, 2010 / 1:05 am