Can QR codes be considered more than just a clever way to bring people to your website? I was browsing around recently like I do when I should be working (shhh!) and I found a website that features all kinds of really interesting artwork. I know, I know, there are a lot of websites where people show off artwork they have created but this one is really interesting because of its little quirk. At this point you’ve probably noticed the theme I have going round this place, QR codes and all that, so you’ve probably guessed that the artwork features QR codes. There are lots of different types of art viewable, and some of it is really really impressive. I found some clever QR codes. For example… A McDonald’s QR code made out of French fries. And, I tested it…. It predictably brings you to the official McDonald’s website.
Other interesting things I came across include QR code haircuts. Seriously. Apparently all the members of the Bromley Football Club (from the London, England area so by Football Club they mean soccer team) got haircuts done by Daniel Johnson, a hairdresser who apparently knows how to create QR codes out of hair. The codes bring people to the mobile website for a mobile English betting site. The haircuts are so detailed and intricate that they actually work. Daniel Johnson apparently says this put his haircutting skills to the test, even after all the crazy request he had received prior to this one. QR code hair is in a league of its own apparently.
Giant QR codes have been made out of sand too. There is a post featured on the website that talks about an attempt that was made to create the largest QR code made out of sand ever. It apparently was washed away by the tide before it was tested though so who knows if it would have worked. Bummer. Maybe they’ll try again in the future?
Other things they talk about include the Macy’s Backstage Pass star I wrote about in an earlier post, an info graphic explaining what QR codes are (and pointing out that a lot of Americans really have no clue, 6 out of 10 apparently are still in the dark), and QR code scarves. Lots of cool stuff. I expect to spend a lot of time following this website so I can see all the clever art projects featured in the future.