Barcodes are ubiquitous on packaging and product labels, particularly linear barcodes that hold information about pricing. They also help stores track inventory levels. But just because they’re functional doesn’t mean they can’t be fun, too!
The barcode on your label is a space where you can let some whimsy loose. We’ve found 31 quirky barcode designs that just might get your creative juices flowing.
Barcode Designs – Pro Tips
Of course, there are rules for good barcode design that you still must pay attention to, even while you play around with it. In order for your barcode design to get the job done, you should:
Create a “quiet zone” on each end of the barcode so the scanner can tell where the barcode begins and ends.
Make sure there’s a generous strip of uninterrupted code where the image does not impinge, so the scanner can easily read it.
Include the number string in the design; that way, if the scanner can’t read it, a human will be able to hand-enter the code.