I mean barcodes…what’s with that?
Ok. I know barcodes can be somehow interesting, fascinating and all that, but I haven’t seen any example yet where a barcode has been used in a way that it looks cool besides some graphic design or on a box or something. I t a useful thingy on all the packaged goods we buy, and I also have a book that is organized by some sort of barcode system, though I have to say it doesn’t work properly. There is a barcode font, people have barcodes tattooed somewhere….
Still: What’s the point? Aren’t there patterns that are a lot more subtle than a barcode? What’s with barcodes anyways?
I think the peak of all this is a building in Russia:
which I found here.
Does anyone have more examples of such direct, banal architecture? Send me the links / pics, I’ll post them!
A lot more interesting is what I found on the same site about socialist architecture in Russia. I wish I could go there and see those buildings!