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This is soo cool.. of coz only in Japan u’ll have such wonderful things. haha. Take a look at this:
Branded barcodes cheer Japanese shoppers
A pioneering Japanese design firm is making a name for itself by creating unique barcodes to enliven packaging.
By Compiled by Matthew Moore
Published: 8:38AM GMT 12 Nov 2009
While most Western manufacturers focus their marketing on the front of a product, a growing number of Japanese firms are branding the barcodes on the reverse as well.
The black and white etchings contain sufficient detail to be recognised by scanners, while also incorporating the firm’s logo or an image associated with the product.
Among the companies to employ the services of Design Barcode Inc are the car manufacturer Ford and major Japanese tea and noodle brands. More of the firm’s creations are below.