Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Belly Up to the Bar Code
Does the barcode on a can of beans look like art to you?
It might, if you live in Japan.
A few days ago, after I finished rolling on the floor laughing over engrish.com (and remembering how my own goofs kept the entire French city of Clermont-Ferrand entertained,) I moseyed over to the site's blog for a look-see.
I will never badmouth barcodes ever again. At least I won't if we start using the Japanese ones!
Aren't those great? I found them at engrish.com's page, here. These geniuses designed them.
Why not enjoy a few more?
Of course, the folks at www.d-barcode.com aren't the only ones to make art from barcodes.
I like this one too, found in London.
Thanks to artist Scott Blake, you can own your very own barcode art. And so can your dog!
Photo by Scott Blake
Click on the dog to zoom over to his etsy store, and be sure to check out his website as well. His barcode portraits are incredible.
See what I mean?
So what do you think? Would you like to see your face in barcodes? Do you wish we could banish the barcode and return to the days of the tiny sticky price tag? Personally, I'd love to find some barcode creativity on my next stop to the Bi-Lo.
Have a wonder-full Wednesday, y'all!