Amazing Illustrated Barcodes

Steve Simpson, originally from Manchester, England but now firmly based in Ireland, has published on Behance his idea for the look the barcodes we see everywhere.  He has done some amazing illustrated barcodes of some products trying to blend them  with the design.

He also shares some tips if you decide to liven up the next packaging design you do:

Tips for illustrated barcodes:

•  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 beggining and end of the code.
•  For readability; there should be a healthy sized horizontal strip of uninterupted code.
•  Test it! Print it out and check it using a barcode reader app on your smart phone.
Illustrated Barcodes

From a few years ago; this was my first attempt at livening up the humbel barcode. From Mic’s Chilli Inferno range

 

 

Illustrated Barcodes

 

amazing barcode illustrations

Mic’s Chilli BBQ Sauce

 

amazing barcode illustrations

IIlustrated Barcode

Mic’s Chilli Sweet Chilli Sauce

 

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Illustrated Barcodes

 

 

Illustrated Barcodes

Smorgasboard the board game for foodies

 

 

Illustrated Barcodes

 

Illustrated Barcodes

Snappy Flossers

 

 

Illustrated Barcodes

 

 

Illustrated Barcodes

One that didn’t go to print (too big:)

 

 

amazing barcode illustrations

 

 

amazing barcode illustrations

From WIP Voodoo Pets

 

 


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