We’re all just a little too familiar with bar codes these days; they seem to be either a necessary eyesore or a nuisance when they just won’t scan properly at checkout. Thankfully, the designers at the Japanese firm D-Barcode are making progress dealing with the problem of boring barcodes.
These artists have created a number of thoughtful designs that present the vertical black lines in a new way by making them unique little works of art. Of course, the bar codes retain full functionality, but become a great deal more pleasant to look at, and can even be tied into the theme of the packaging or the product itself.
Check out all of the cute and funny design possibilities below!