Barcodes are a reliable and effective way of identifying product and are used all around the world making them universally recognisable, but the barcodes you see below however are a little different from the rest. Although they still function just as conventional barcodes do the designers who placed them on the products decided to get a little creative – with some brilliant results!
A barcode works by giving each digit that you see below a products bar code the same 7 units of space to display that number. A combination of black lines are then used to represent that number – a combination that a scanner can quickly detect, even if their designers decide to think outside the box.
1. Graters Gonna Grate.
2. The barcode on this cereal box form a table top.
3. This shampoo bottle’s bar code.
4. Wine bottle design blended into the barcode.
5. The barcode on this beer forms a forest.
6. This shower gel barcode.
7. Surfboard barcode.
8. Barcode shades.
9. This barcode is the New York city skyline.
10. Barcode and a bird cage.
11. Organic wheatgrass barcode.
12. Roots of the tree form the barcode.
13. Farmhouse barcode.
15. Waiter carrying a stack of plates.
16. Accordion – Black Prairie Album.
17. The barcode on a children’s book about thunderstorms.
18. Gaiety Tea.
19. Shaving foam barcode.
20. Spaghetti packaging has a clever barcode.