Illustrated Barcodes
  • Having fun with Barcodes (UPC) codes
     
    Barcodes grace almost every product we sell. Considering how much package real estate they command, why shouldn't they be more fun?
     
    Tips
     
    •  Colours* can be changed but requires good contrast for scanning readability. 
     
    •  The number string is only there to help a human reader interpret the barcode; change the god damn font!
     
    •  Space should be left at either end so the scanner can recognise the beginning and end of the code.
     
    •  There should be a healthy sized horizontal strip of uninterrupted code from the first to the last bar.
     
    •  Test it! Print it out and check it using a barcode reader app on your smart phone or at the local supermarket.
     
    *update - Here's a great tutorial link explaining the science behind the use of colour.
  • The Four Courts - Dublin
  • For book jacket - Good Red Herring
  • From a few years ago; this was my first attempt at livening up the humbel barcode. From Mic's Chilli Inferno range
  • Mic's Chilli - Hot Wings Sauce
  • Mic's Chilli BBQ Sauce
  • Mic's Chilli BBQ Sauce
  • Mic's Chilli Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Mic's Chilli Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Smorgasboard the board game for foodies
  • Smorgasboard
  • Snappy Flossers
  • Snappy Flossers
  • Chilly Moo frozen yogurt
  • One that didn't go to print (too big:)
  • Chilly Moo frozen yogurt
  • Whitebeam album (CD)
  • Whitebeam album (CD)
  • 4/4 time Tee / $18.00
    1+2+3+4+1+2+3+4+1+2+ 
    4/4 time barcode Tee
  • From WIP Voodoo Pets
  • From WIP Voodoo Pets
  • for El Mariachi Mexican Wine label 
  • wine label option
  • 'Cow in a Can' fun personal project - from 'Cows are REALLY Meaty!'
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Description
Barcodes grace almost every product we sell. Concidering how much package real estate they command, why shouldn't they be more fun?
Fields
Illustration, Packaging, Print Design
Date
2013