Monday, July 03, 2006

BARCODES BLOODY EVERYWHERE


Here's other examples of Barcodes been well and truly done before in the early 90s, both from the UK and from the good ol' USA, Mr Lubars's home territory. They are from a great book called 'A Smile in the Mind' by Beryl McAlhone and David Stuart. It has a forward by Edward De Bono. It's by Phaidon. According to the copy next to them, they were all used as real barcodes. Jeez, all the Cannes Titanium jury had to do was Google 'Barcode designs' and they would have discovered the Japanese were more than a decade behind the UK, USA and Germany.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole titanium thing is an absolute joke. I blame the dumb ass judges. Who was judging from australia?

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is there life after Cannes? Does anyone want any actual advertising done? is anything being presented, approved and oh my god produced? Who knows. For a whole month this blog has been Cannes central. You wouldn't think anyone else was out there doing anything.....ENOUGH ALREADY

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey this is important. A bunch of stupid judges stuffed the main award at Cannes.

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the ATV awards exist anymore?

10:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a grip Lynchy. The Lynx work wasn't exactly the height of originality either. Aside from it being squarely based on the Lynx/Axe work that preceded it, dolly bird airlines are a bit of a cliche.
There's an old saw that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

So let's give the Aussie chest-beating a rest.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how are comments on a blog meant to flow if they only get posted two days aftern they are written?

come on, lynchy, if you're going to do this, do it right.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I wouldn't wanna be this guy's boss...
http://www.farfar.se/lostlion/

6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doh! I meant I wouldn't want to be this guy and have to tell my boss. Dufus.

6:42 PM  
Blogger lynchy said...

Dear 5:13, I'm travelling in Cornwall and Devon, in between internet cafes, hence the 12 hour delay each day. Back in Sydney on Saturday so the Blog will return to normal speed from then on.

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it just goes to show how detached so called big name advertising people are from the pulse of ideas. So many big titles on one jury and not one of them had any idea they were awarding an idea that was done several times before. Any design student could have told you that designer barcodes are a rite of passage for all designers.

6:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aha! my apologies. enjoy devon

5.13

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Zzzzzz.... let's move on.

8:43 AM  

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