Russians with a barcode fetish
September 1, 2002 12:27 PM   Subscribe

Russians with a barcode fetish
produce some beautiful images (via fark)
posted by delmoi (18 comments total)
 
Wow! Those are really nifty. At first I didn't see the barcodes, but then I saw the trend. And right in time for a wallpaper change, too!

I wonder what this person finds so compelling about a series of lines, though?
posted by puffin at 12:42 PM on September 1, 2002


Hidden meaning! Barcodes are so cool. Anyone know anything about the impending switch-over from 12 to 13 lines?
posted by ac at 12:50 PM on September 1, 2002


Interesting stuff. Reminds me of the the spoof ad in the postcards section on adbusters.
posted by TBoneMcCool at 1:00 PM on September 1, 2002


neat!
posted by mcsweetie at 1:26 PM on September 1, 2002


puffin:

I think it's their logo, actualy. My guess is that it's simply their name in ascii or something.
posted by delmoi at 1:27 PM on September 1, 2002


sweet. can anyone translate the l33t speak on the adbusters card? (escape capti??ts).
posted by andrew cooke at 1:47 PM on September 1, 2002


escape captivity?
posted by andrew cooke at 1:51 PM on September 1, 2002


It's not a fetish. It's a trademark of one of the first web design studios in Russia. You can see it on every picture.
posted by azazello at 2:30 PM on September 1, 2002


This site lets you create your own barcodes. (Did I find that link on MeFi? I don't recall.) But I don't know of a cut-n-paste barcode recoder.
posted by Ayn Marx at 2:37 PM on September 1, 2002


This one was my favorite. I think it's very clever. "One nation under Corporations..."
posted by Bag Man at 2:44 PM on September 1, 2002


aww Bag Man beat me to it :(
posted by adnanbwp at 3:18 PM on September 1, 2002


awesome. i laughed out loud when i saw this beatles album cover art.
posted by quonsar at 3:40 PM on September 1, 2002


Ayn Marx: Did I find that link on MeFi? I don't recall

Perhaps you found it during national barcode week.
posted by skallas at 3:44 PM on September 1, 2002


Their use of the barcode image is unparalleled. uh.. i mean paralleled. uh..
posted by murmur at 4:22 PM on September 1, 2002


This is really cool, thanks for the link! It's sort of a non-threatening schizophrenic 'delusion of reference', like those Absolut Vodka ads.

The road under the Beatles was the color of barcodes, tuned to a not yet existing product.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 7:41 PM on September 1, 2002


I like the flag. It's very jaunty and swiss.
posted by Wood at 11:36 PM on September 1, 2002


they're all the same barcode, too. hurray for standards!
posted by trioperative at 9:14 AM on September 2, 2002


ac: check out a good article at slashdot about the lengthening of barcodes. slashdot, it's still good for something!
posted by complex at 6:04 PM on September 2, 2002


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