12 Coolest Works of Barcode Art

1Barcode Chandelier

The Barcode Chandelier is an oversize chandelier based on the ubiquitous bar code graphic. It's laser cut with black and transparent acrylic and looks absolutely amazing.

2Barcode Building

The Russian office Vitruvius & Sons designed a building called ‘Shtrikh Kod': Barcode, for the city of St. Petersburg . The rigorous application of the barcode iconography surprisingly works quite well. It goes so far as that there are actual windows behind the numbers at the sixth floor. You could actually look out from, like, the number five.

3Product Barcode Art

Japanese firm D-Barcode have redesigned hundreds of barcodes for use on products in their native country. Through their creative approach to design, they have come up with barcodes resembling everything, from aprons to skyscrapers and castles. The best thing about these barcodes is that they actually work! They can be seen in groceries all over Japan.

4Barcode Zebra

This is one of Tim Flach's interesting animal photos inspired by barcodes.

5Barcode Billboard

Leagas Delaney London created this billboard for Stop The traffik, which shows humans in barcode form. The poster was illustrated by Philip Nicholson at Leagas. The creative director is Rob Burleigh, while Matt Moreland was the copywriter, and Chris Clarke the art director.

6Barcode Watch

The Barcode Black watch from Tokyo Flash is certainly a winner in the looks department, featuring LEDs that tell the time in a futuristic manner. The first two columns depict the current hour, where each light in column 1 equals to ten hours, and each light in column 2 signifies a single hour. The third and fourth columns use each light to signify 10 minutes and 1 minute respectively.

7Barcode Sofa

This sofa is designed by Jason John Muscat from Demuzz Designs. It's made from plywood and each individual bar is upholstered with foam and then fixed onto a Perspex platform with LEDS incorporated into the base. Pretty cool.

8Barcode CD holder

Put you CDs in this barcode holder. Designed by Marián Laššák

9Barcode Posters

Russian design firm Art Lebedev Studio has created some incredible posters that take their barcode logo one step further. As it states on their site, “We enjoy making new posters. If you look carefully, you'll find our barcode logo on each one of them. We love it so much we can't help seeing it all around us.” They've created numerous posters that bring barcodes to mind even though the subject matter is people, nature or objects you see on a regular basis.

10Barcode Street Art

Barcode street art in Northampton.

11Barcode Coat Hanger

Barcodes are the inspiration for Lina Meier's BarDeco collection, black lines of different widths are prominent in this innovative coat hanger.

12Barcode Clutch

This barcode clutch from Ecoist at Reform School is made from recycling candy wrappers, soda bottles, and food containers. The clutch is available in three sizes small (coin purse), medium (phone & keys) and large (clutch purse). Plus, Ecoist will plant a tree for every bag that is sold!