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63 Bewildering Barcode Discoveries

QR Tags are Steadily Becoming the Next Pop Culture Logo

— May 7, 2012 — Tech
Scanable QR tags continue to dominate advertising campaigns ever since the iPhone allowed users to scan codes on the go, and these bewildering barcode discoveries illustrate that the influence of barcodes exceeds mere promotional value.

Barcode art is becoming more prevalent as the 21st century becomes more and more associated with technology-dependent culture. Artists are turning the QR design into the next pop culture logo, which is appropriate considering the abundance of the digital tags within contemporary society.

QR tags also offer people a gateway into an extensive story, allowing consumers to research the origin of the product and the story behind its creation, as demonstrated with the McDonald's QR wrappers that inform consumers of the nutritional value of a Big Mac.

Simple, effective and aesthetically compelling, QR tags continue to envelop modern society.
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Fashionable Music Downloads
Fashionable Music Downloads
BadDETT Promotes Up-And-Coming Artists with Downloadable T-Shirts
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Scannable Postage Stamps
Scannable Postage Stamps
The QR Code Stamp Lets Croatians Stalk Their Snail Mail
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Collective Coffee Purchasing Experiments
Collective Coffee Purchasing Experiments
Jonthan Stark Offers QR as a Money Sharing Service
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Scannable Rooftop Marketing
Scannable Rooftop Marketing
Phillips & Company Blue Marble Takes Advantage of Google Maps
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Bar Code Buildings
Bar Code Buildings
The Facebook HQ QR Stamp is Spotted from Space
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Secret Message Stickies
Secret Message Stickies
Qrawr's QR Stickers Turn Public Places into Virtual Bulletin Boards
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Speedy QR Payment Apps
Speedy QR Payment Apps
Kuapay App Lets You Pay for Purchases From Your Smartphone
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Avian-Infused Barcode Designs
Avian-Infused Barcode Designs
The 'Stupid' QR iPhone App Ads are a Graphic Piece of Art
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Bar-Coded Birth Control
Bar-Coded Birth Control
'wheredidyouwearit.com' Tracks Your Location
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QR Restaurant Waitlists
QR Restaurant Waitlists
Scan and Reserve Tables With the Convenient WalkIN App
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Festive Gin Branding
Festive Gin Branding
Beefeater London Dry Carton Gets Jolly with Red and White Colors
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Urinary Online Check-Ins
Urinary Online Check-Ins
Mark Your Territory Has You Update Your Foursquare Location by Peeing
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Candy Packaging Games
Candy Packaging Games
Cadbury 'Quaksmack' is a Deliciously Fun Augmented Reality Game
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Musical Barcode Apps
Musical Barcode Apps
The Barcodas App Turns Barcodes into Pianos
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Mundane Material-Made Codes
Mundane Material-Made Codes
David Sykes Creates a Real-Life QR Code
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Couples-Only Discount Codes
Couples-Only Discount Codes
The Scandinavian Airlines 'Couple Up to Buckle Up' Promo
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Virtual Customer Reward Cards
Virtual Customer Reward Cards
Perx Lets You Collect Loyalty Stamps on Your Smartphone
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QR Code Nightlife Apps
QR Code Nightlife Apps
The Turquoise Cottage 'Buddy Stamp' is for Before and After the Party
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Scannable Artwork
Scannable Artwork
The Barcode Gallery Boasts QR Code Canvases as Wall Art
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Scannable ID Apps
Scannable ID Apps
Skanz App Creates a QR Code For Your Digital Identity
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Bar Code Currency
Bar Code Currency
The Dutch Royal Mint Plans to Print the World's First QR Code Coin
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Abstract Barcode Paintings
Abstract Barcode Paintings
The Kyle Trowbrdige Politics of Time Exhibit is Inspired by QR Patterns
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Tortilla QR Codes
Tortilla QR Codes
The Edible QR Competition Creates Tasty Mobile Marketing
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Personalized QR Code Stickers
Personalized QR Code Stickers
The Heineken 'U-Code' Sends Customized Messages
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Tech to Connect Physical & Digital World
Tech to Connect Physical & Digital World
QR Codes For Mobile Marketing
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Scannable Language Learning
Scannable Language Learning
The Lingibli App Teaches Language Through QR Codes
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Beaded Techy Fashions
Beaded Techy Fashions
Thorunn Arnadottir's QR U? Collection Has a Tribal Influence
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Tantalizing Technicolored Technologies
Tantalizing Technicolored Technologies
JESS3 Makes QR Codes Works of Art
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iPhone-Operated Lampposts
iPhone-Operated Lampposts
MIA Interactive Urban Street Lighting Allows for Civilian Intervetion
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Print Magazine of QR Codes
Print Magazine of QR Codes
Tada Gets
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Archaic Fresh Food Campaigns
Archaic Fresh Food Campaigns
Bosch Puts Fake Prehistoric Meat in Supermarket as a Stunt
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Designer QR Codes
Designer QR Codes
Louis Vuitton & Takashi Murakami Make QR Codes Fashionable
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Scannable Album Pre-Orders
Scannable Album Pre-Orders
The Lupe Fiasco QR Code Interactively Promotes 'Lasers'
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Sweet Scan-Able Cookies
Sweet Scan-Able Cookies
The RedPepper Oreo QR Code is Technology You Can Lick
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QR Code Chronographs
QR Code Chronographs
Clocks for Robots Can Be Read and Interpreted by Artificial Eyes
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Global Bike Tracking
Global Bike Tracking
Mybikenumber Lets Cyclists Register and Search for Bikes Worldwide
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Code-Embedded Coffee Tables
Code-Embedded Coffee Tables
The Rev--> Table is Built with a Digital Imprint of its Design
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Musical QR Greeting Cards
Musical QR Greeting Cards
Playlist Cards by Stupid Require a Smartphone to be Read
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Digitally Determined Crate Contents
Digitally Determined Crate Contents
'What's in the Box' Takes a Look Beneath a Shut Lid
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Scannable Wooden Seats
Scannable Wooden Seats
The QR Code Stool Shows the Physical Form of Virtual Codes
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Customized Client Gifts
Customized Client Gifts
Customer Rave Allows Businesses to Create Personal Holiday Presents
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Clever Brand Melding Ads
Clever Brand Melding Ads
The Seat QR Code Ads Personify the BlackBerry Barcode
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Scannable Snacks
Scannable Snacks
The QR Code Cupcakes are the Best Thing to Come Out of Montreal Since Parizeau
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Wearable URLs
Wearable URLs
P8tch Velcro-Backed Scannable QR Code Patch Routes to Websites
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Repackaging Communities
Repackaging Communities
'A Box Life' Tracks the Lives of Reused Cardboard Shipping Boxes
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Pixelated Pirate Fashion
Pixelated Pirate Fashion
The Augmented Reality T-Shirt is One Clever Design
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Gadget-Dependent Gardens
Gadget-Dependent Gardens
The HORTUS Greenhouse Needs Tweets to Stay Alive
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QR Code Belt Buckles
QR Code Belt Buckles
Customize Your Belt With Personal Messages or URLs
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Artistic Scannable Codes
Artistic Scannable Codes
Tourist QR Codes Make Business Artistic in Sydney
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Social Media Public Seating
Social Media Public Seating
MyBench.gr Encourages Virtual Vandalism and Community Networking
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Bare Naked QR Codes
Bare Naked QR Codes
The Zappos More Than Shoes Ads Ask Viewers to Dress Models
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Secret Beer Code Beverages
Secret Beer Code Beverages
The Guinness QR Cup Reveals Hidden Message When Filled With Dark Liquid
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Scannable Inked Art
Scannable Inked Art
The QR Code Tattoo Reads "Hold On" When Scanned
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Interactive Gift Wrap
Interactive Gift Wrap
The QRapping Paper Might Make the Present Inside Irrelevant
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McDonald's QR Codes Pull Up Nutritional Info on Camera Phones
McDonald's QR Codes Pull Up Nutritional Info on Camera Phones
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Augmented Reality Fairytales
Augmented Reality Fairytales
QR Code Storybooks Are the Way of the Future
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Patterned Bar Code Prints
Patterned Bar Code Prints
001 by MDKtm Forms Readable Textiles that Link to Tweets
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QR Code Art
QR Code Art
'Space Invader' Makes Street Art With Digital Codes
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Crafty Colorful Business Cards
Crafty Colorful Business Cards
MOO offers Customized Designs for Small Companies
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Bare Barcode Campaigns
Bare Barcode Campaigns
These Victoria's Secret QR Code Ads Intrigue Passers-By
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Coded Couture Illustrations
Coded Couture Illustrations
These Designs by Yiying Lu Feature Anna Wintour with a QR Code Top
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QR Donation Apparel
QR Donation Apparel
The Charitable Pray for Japan Red Cross Shirt
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Cardboard Box Pop-Up Shops
Cardboard Box Pop-Up Shops
Naver App Square is a Cool Temporary Store by Urbantainer
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