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Barcode Book

‘A carton of eggs will cost you $3.99’. For decades the humble barcode has been telling us stories as we stand idly at the supermarket checkout. Now the invention that sped up the process of purchasing groceries has turned its hand to the realm of storybooks. When you open the Barcode Book by designer Yuri Suzuki, you are greeted with an assortment of striking black-and-white striped illustrations. Each illustration has been made using barcodes, which means that, when a magic wand is waved over each picture, a sound pertaining to the picture will be played through the magic wand’s speaker.