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76 Curious QR Code Integrations

From QR Code Fashion to Scanable Corn Fields

— January 19, 2013 — Tech
Originally designed for Japan’s automotive industry, QR Code integration in products and designs is now becoming more wide spread then ever. Some of the industries that make use of this technology range from fashion to architecture to even agriculture.

QR Code, abbreviated for Quick Response Code, is a barcode that is readable by gadgets, namely and most commonly the smartphone. Following the smartphone boom, artists, designers and marketers are now integrating gadget-dependent designs to their work, leveraging the interactive nature of their services and products.

QR codes are intriguing for the fact that their meaning, by definition, is hidden. The only way to find out what is buried behind the code is for the audience to scan it themselves. QR code is currently a mystic and fun novelty.
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Scannable Food Pairings
Scannable Food Pairings
Moore Brothers's QR Code Labels Offer Instant Tasting Notes
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74
Scannable Pick-up Lines
Scannable Pick-up Lines
The QR Code Beer Bottles Help Singles in Singapore
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73
Scannable Corn Fields
Scannable Corn Fields
The Kraay Family Creates the World's Largest QR Code Using Farm Land
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Scannable Postage Stamps
Scannable Postage Stamps
The QR Code Stamp Lets Croatians Stalk Their Snail Mail
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71
Shopping Decisions Infographic
Shopping Decisions Infographic
This InMoment Chart Explains Social Media's Impact on Purchases
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70
QR Code-Patterned Fashion
QR Code-Patterned Fashion
Thorunn Arnadottir Integrates Technology with Fashion and Music
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69
QR Code Statistic Charts
QR Code Statistic Charts
JumpScan Infographic Shows Insight About Quick Response and Its Usage
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68
QR Code Campaigns
QR Code Campaigns
Trend Hunter Director Tim Warmels Uses a Soccer Match to Explain Scan Branding
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67
Downsized Newspaper Boxes
Downsized Newspaper Boxes
Rethink Goes Tiny with Metro Campaign Design
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66
Scannable Rooftop Marketing
Scannable Rooftop Marketing
Phillips & Company Blue Marble Takes Advantage of Google Maps
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65
Digital Barcode Art Illustrations
Digital Barcode Art Illustrations
Yiying Lu Creates Beautiful Hand-Drawn QR Codes
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64
Scannable Throw Rugs
Scannable Throw Rugs
Harc Lee's QR Carpet is Social Media Flooring at Its Finest
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63
Scannable Audio Memos
Scannable Audio Memos
VMO is an Audio Note Recorder That Turns Notes Into Scannable Codes
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62
Bar Code Buildings
Bar Code Buildings
The Facebook HQ QR Stamp is Spotted from Space
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61
Billboard Placemats
Billboard Placemats
These ReMakes Placemats are Made Out of Old Advertisements
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60
Scanable Architectural Installations
Scanable Architectural Installations
The Cheng+Synder Syracuse Mural Mixes History and QR Codes
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Tech-Savvy Jean Shopping
Tech-Savvy Jean Shopping
Hointer Revolutionizes Retail Using Efficient Mobile Shopping
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Scannable Public Libraries
Scannable Public Libraries
Projekt Ingeborg Seeks to Bring Classic Literature to Everyday Citizens
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57
Gigantic QR Codes
Gigantic QR Codes
The Volkswagen Crafter Shows How Much Room There is in its Vehicle
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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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54
Interactive Body Ink
Interactive Body Ink
The Random Tattoo by Fred Bosch Can Be Scanned
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53
Digital Dog Identifier Tags
Digital Dog Identifier Tags
The Death Star Pet ID Tag Uses a QR Code to Store Owner Information
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52
Fresh Fruit QR Codes
Fresh Fruit QR Codes
Taco Bell Uses Lemons and Avocados to Create Giant Code
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51
Mundane Material-Made Codes
Mundane Material-Made Codes
David Sykes Creates a Real-Life QR Code
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50
QR Code Nightlife Apps
QR Code Nightlife Apps
The Turquoise Cottage 'Buddy Stamp' is for Before and After the Party
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Daring Digital Chest Art
Daring Digital Chest Art
QR Code Tattoo is the First of its Kind
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48
Scannable Artwork
Scannable Artwork
The Barcode Gallery Boasts QR Code Canvases as Wall Art
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Seamless QR Code Tools
Seamless QR Code Tools
The Visualead QR Generator Constructs a Harmonized Code for Consumers
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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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45
Digitally-Encoded Desserts
Digitally-Encoded Desserts
QKies QR Code Icing Links the Consumer to the Baker's Virtual Message
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44
Abstract Barcode Paintings
Abstract Barcode Paintings
The Kyle Trowbrdige Politics of Time Exhibit is Inspired by QR Patterns
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43
Tortilla QR Codes
Tortilla QR Codes
The Edible QR Competition Creates Tasty Mobile Marketing
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Secretly Scanable Barcode Greetings
Secretly Scanable Barcode Greetings
The QR Code Christmas Card Makes Your Message a Surprise
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41
Hi-Tech Graves
Hi-Tech Graves
QR Codes Give Info On Deceased
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40
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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38
Beaded Techy Fashions
Beaded Techy Fashions
Thorunn Arnadottir's QR U? Collection Has a Tribal Influence
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37
Tantalizing Technicolored Technologies
Tantalizing Technicolored Technologies
JESS3 Makes QR Codes Works of Art
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36
Virtual Subway Supermarkets
Virtual Subway Supermarkets
Homeplus Uses Clever Marketing Campaign to Become Number One
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35
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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QR Scanned Shopping
QR Scanned Shopping
The P & G Virtual Drugstores Open in Prague Subway Stations
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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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Sweet Scan-Able Cookies
Sweet Scan-Able Cookies
The RedPepper Oreo QR Code is Technology You Can Lick
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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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Digitally Determined Crate Contents
Digitally Determined Crate Contents
'What's in the Box' Takes a Look Beneath a Shut Lid
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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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Scannable Wooden Seats
Scannable Wooden Seats
The QR Code Stool Shows the Physical Form of Virtual Codes
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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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Clever Brand Melding Ads
Clever Brand Melding Ads
The Seat QR Code Ads Personify the BlackBerry Barcode
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QR Code Gift Cards
QR Code Gift Cards
JC Penney Offers Recordable 'Santa Tags' for Your Presents
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QR Haircut Campaigns
QR Haircut Campaigns
The Betfair Mobile Bromley Ads Turn Players into Scanners
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Repackaging Communities
Repackaging Communities
'A Box Life' Tracks the Lives of Reused Cardboard Shipping Boxes
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20
Wearable URLs
Wearable URLs
P8tch Velcro-Backed Scannable QR Code Patch Routes to Websites
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Pixelated Pirate Fashion
Pixelated Pirate Fashion
The Augmented Reality T-Shirt is One Clever Design
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Scannable Beer Labels
Scannable Beer Labels
Digital IPA Offers a QR Code That Takes Drinkers to Brewing Instructions
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Gadget-Dependent Gardens
Gadget-Dependent Gardens
The HORTUS Greenhouse Needs Tweets to Stay Alive
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Scannable Product Deliveries
Scannable Product Deliveries
Walmart and P&G's PGMobile Trucks Offer Convenience & Accessibility
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15
QR Code Belt Buckles
QR Code Belt Buckles
Customize Your Belt With Personal Messages or URLs
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Sun Dial QR Codes
Sun Dial QR Codes
E-mart Sunny Sale Campaign Uses Fun Ways to Boost Sales
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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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11
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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Scan-Coded Chemistry Charts
Scan-Coded Chemistry Charts
Artist Yiying Lu Gives the Periodic Table a QR Code Upgrade
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Scannable Window Shopping
Scannable Window Shopping
John Lewis Virtual Shop Lets People Conveniently Click and Collect
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Contemporary Tech-Driven Structures
Contemporary Tech-Driven Structures
The i-City Pavilion Uses QR Codes as its Interior Facade
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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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QR Coded Pavilions
QR Coded Pavilions
The Russian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale Exhibits Technology
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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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