Vanity Barcodes - designed barcodes are now big business worldwide

Badland: 

Currently a company called Vanity Barcodes are strutting their stuff in various press releases where founder Yael Miller from Jersey gets to explain all the fun barcodes they can offer. We recall a company called "Barcode Design" in Japan that won a Cannes Titanium for this in 2006, and so does everyone else. Though even back then, it was badlanded as Pfadfinderei in Germany did design for record labels that had fun with the codes earlier too. I'm not badlanding this to be mean, I'm alerting you designers out there to a new skill you'll need - plus it's fun! I bet you've been doing this to barcodes in you sketches for years already.

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  • Patrick Donnelly's picture
    Patrick Donnelly (not verified)

    You should check out the Vanity QR codes we have been creating for years.
    http://www.QrArts.com

    If you are new to QR codes, they are 2d barcodes that you can scan with your phone. Cool stuff.

    Best,
    Patrick Donnelly

    Jun 28, 2011

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