Custom Barcodes


Image: d-barcode


The Japanese graphic arts firm d-barcode creates customized barcodes for clients who want to use them to grab customers' attention. In Fast Company, Cliff Kuang writes:

They've even begun selling their wares to anyone who wants to license them, starting at $1,500 for the design, and $200 a year for licensing. A custom or exclusive use code will run upwards of $4,000--but given that companies spend millions on designing a single package, why don't we see more detailed thinking like this? Middle managers spend weeks arguing about kerning--it'd be better if they spent more time rethinking every inch of such highly prized real estate.


Link via Fast Company

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

Pfft. Middle managers don't argue about kerning. They say things like, "It needs to be more 'Edgy'." and "Why is there so much blank space here?" and "Make it more fun."
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Good idea Alex : just download a free barcode generator (like Code Barre X), save as vector graphic, open in Illustrator (or Inkscape : it's free)... et voila.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.





Check out Twaggies' very funny clip:

Give a Man a Fish - Twaggies by Twaggies
Email This Post to a Friend
"Custom Barcodes"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window