Friday, October 30, 2009

Barcode Art

The barcode, created in 1948 by Bernard Silver has dramatically changed the way retailers do business, allowing them to increase the number of products sold and managing the inventories. The barcode is part of our modern life in which any product is identified by a scanner.

Here are a sample of interesting use of the famous barcode, mainly found in Oddee.

A Zebra Barcode photo by Tim Flach

D-Barcode is a Japanese Design Agency that creates specific barcodes (that works !) for retail products. A great packaging idea and as their slogans says "Big ideas are small"

A CD holder designed by Marián Laššák
Barcode Street Art in Northampton

Barcode Building Vitruvius & Sons Architectural Studios in St Petersburg

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A visit to Patrick Roger Chocolate Factory !

We were very lucky last week end to get an invitation for a private visit to
Patrick Roger Chocolate Factory. Patrick Roger is a total artist and probably creates amongst the best chocolate on earth (IMHO). I strongly recommend his Venezuela 75%, Ghana 75% or Indonesia 68% cocoa butter.

From his last creation : the Berlin wall in chocolate :

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Insane wiches blog

Adrian Fiorino is the founder of the funny blog Insanewiches where you can see the most creatives sandwiches ever realized. As he wrote, " I started Insanewiches so that other foodies would have a place to waste time, especially during stressful days (...) This site is a great time-waster for fed up foodies who need a little fun injected into their routine."

So relax and admire :

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Rube Goldberg Machines

Rube Goldberg machines are always fascinating. Here's one I really liked made with ketchup portions...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

RAD : the top of kitsch

RADMAN selfportrait

RADMAN is a greeaaaaat blogger from the Lifelounge magazine. He daily publishes out of the world pics . Very stylish, best of the kitsch and always funny. Visit his site and beware, some pics are impressive of bad taste !

Monday, October 5, 2009

Guitar Hero Trader Joe's and other displays

Trader Joe's has developed very attractive display on its stores. Here's some samples taken in New York, NY and Phoenix, AZ

The ready to eat section in Phoenix

The sampling products section in Phoenix