Charlie Hoehn is a bright young guy (check him out here), and one of the most faithful FOPs out there (another offshoot of my son Aidan's remarkable network). He's got great taste, and a detective's nose for what's cool.
From Japan comes these Barcodes that aren't just artistic and creative, but actually work when scanned. Decades ago, Mad Magazine ran a piece that actually predicted something like this (don't recall the whole thing, but one barcode had mascot Alfred E. Neuman cutting it like grass), but the fact that the D-Barcode company can make something eye-catching, creative and functional out of the most mundane of imagery once again eliminates excuses for those too lazy or afraid to try something new.
Take this one step further with Limited Edition, "Collector's" or famous artist Barcodes (can you imagine what Takashi Murakami would do?), we could soon see products being purchased not for what they are, but for the scan-able tag stamped upon 'em.
See more of them here.
And thanks again, Charlie!