BOYNTON BEACH, Fla., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A newly launched website, Barcode Gallery (www.barcodegallery.com) is taking the "Art of the Barcode" to a new level. On this site, users are able to create customized and personalized pieces of modern art leveraging the growingly popular QR Barcode technology. The end result is the creation of a ready-to-hang piece of colorful modern art that contains an embedded message that can be decoded by observers using camera-equipped smartphones.
The growing popularity of barcodes for marketing efforts is evidenced by their increasing appearance in many magazine advertisements, posters and other printed materials. Users with a camera-equipped smartphone, such as Apple's iPhone, are able to use any number of free barcode scanning applications to decode the image.
The QR code used in Barcode Gallery's products, is a 2-dimensional barcode format that utilizes a pattern of boxes and squares to encode the message contents. While barcodes have been traditionally black and white, today's camera-based scanning applications are able to decode multicolored barcodes that have an acceptable level of contrast. Additionally, customers may choose to have their art produced on ready-to-hang canvas or on ready-to-frame archival paper in sizes ranging from 10" to 40" square.
What makes this art unique is the ability to encode a text message into the artwork itself, which is only revealed when scanned by a smartphone. Barcode Gallery allows up to 300 characters of text providing the opportunity to embed a favorite quote, poem, or personal message.
To showcase the potential behind their concept, Barcode Gallery has developed a series of college-themed products which feature the school's official colors and reveal the words to the school's fight song or Alma Mater when scanned. Users may still add a short personal message which ensures that the final product is a one-of-a-kind unique piece of art.
Barcode Gallery also offers a unique product that combines a customer-supplied photo alongside a personalized barcode message. The 8 x 10" Barcode Expressions product comes in a beautifully matted and framed presentation and makes a truly unique gift idea for that person who loves to flaunt the latest technology.
You can learn more and place an order for these unique barcode products directly from the Barcode Gallery website at www.barcodegallery.com.
CONTACT: Christopher Colbert, +1-561-921-5860, firstname.lastname@example.org
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