I’ve noticed that google deemed today as barcode day as it has changed it’s own logo into a barcode. I have a barcode machine at work and wanted to check it out to see if it would really say google if scaned.
So for the sake of archiving:
Here is google homepage with barcode on 10-07-09:
A) Save barcode09.gif
B) Print barcode09.gif
Notice the poor quality of the gif
A) Take barcode09.gif and trace it into vector
B) Print vectorized barcode
Notice the clarity of the vectorized image. It took some manipulation to get it this clean in 2 colors without any strange reshaping going on.
The barcode does say: Google!
Here is the photo of it being scanned.
This photo was difficult to take.
Here is the youtube embed of me scanning the barcode from the google homepage.
Here is a link to the AVI movie of me Scanning The Google Barcode.
And of course here is the SVG file of the google barcode.
Here is a fun barcode I made earlier on my Drawing Experiment 16.
Oh and I almost forgot, if you want to generate you own barcode, go here.