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The firms Bar Code Revolution [barcoderevolution.com] and D-Barcode [d-barcode.com] use a unique process that allows for an original design element to be integrated into a traditional barcode. While retaining the functionality of the barcodes themselves, their visual appearence are augmented with beautiful iconography or outlined in larger graphic patterns.

More barcode design collections are available at creattica and ESBlog. Via Fast Company.

See also Barcode Plantage and Barcode Art.

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Of note, the barcode stickers on Amazon Kindle boxes are styled to look like a little hill, with a reader under a tree. The trunk is an extension of one of the thicker barcode lines.

I tweeted the (blurry, sorry) pic here : http://yfrog.com/04votzj

Sat 14 Nov 2009 at 1:40 AM
K Benton

Thanks for clarifying how we can integrate creative usage of barcodes into our designs! This post reminds me of the days when I used to travel to Japan to print the Directory of Illustration. The Japanese were always such a wonderful source of inspiration!

Sat 14 Nov 2009 at 9:14 PM
ipod accessories

This is just amazing. I wonder if this goes to regular products???

Mon 16 Nov 2009 at 3:39 AM
Paintball Kolbudy

I've been distorting barcodes for fun since 2001. Check out my series of barcode shapes that are compatible with scanning technology.
http://www.barcodeart.com/distorted_barcodes.html

Sat 28 Nov 2009 at 2:57 AM
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