The humble sales receipt redesigned

Why are till slips so boring? Berg London rethinks the potential of this common, yet overlooked item.

Have you ever thought about the fact that a cash register is a connected device forming part of a world-wide data network? In this regard it is much like your computer or smartphone. Why then, is the output of this device, the common till slip, so… boring?

That is exactly what London based design consultancy Berg thought when Icon Magazine challenged them to rethink an everyday object of their choice.

We think the humble receipt could be something like a paper “app” and be valuable in small and playful ways. – Berg

The result of their exploration is a personalised info-rich little document straight from that uncomfortable place where low tech and high tech collide.

Berg London rethink the till slip

Berg London rethink the till slip

Via: Co.Design

Author: Imar

Imar Krige is a professional graphic designer and typography enthusiast from Cape Town, South Africa.

4 thoughts on “The humble sales receipt redesigned”

  1. looks very nice. i’d love to receive one like this next time..but wouldn’t this be costly?ink-wise? so I’m not so sure everyone (companies) would buy the idea..

    1. @june Yes, I should imagine that making a receipt like this work in the real world would not be a simple or cheap exercise… But who knows, maybe some forward-thinking business will be inspired by this idea!

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