Extreme QR Code Art

I have probably reported on over a hundred works of QR Code art over the last 6 years but this one has to be in the top three for effort. French artist Jonathan Bréchignac created the unbelievably intricate design below using only blue Bic pens and Ultraviolet ink. His creation titled “Ultraviolet -The Blue Carpet” makes its debut in Brussels, at Villa Empain, from September 27, 2013 to February 9, 2014 as part of the “The Blue Route” exhibition. The work is approximately 2.5 ft × 4 ft, on paper and took eight months to complete. The four QR Codes resolve to four different rather cryptic pages like this one.

The Blue Route in progress

Animated QR Code

Graphic designer Sergey Ermakov of CODE501 – CREATIVE BAND based in Yekaterinburg, Russia has been working on a new font, Dark Ice Cream. He has created a few animated images for this project including the QR Code below. Sergey also produced a short video showing how he created the details for the Dark Ice Cream animated QR Code (video below). Nice work Sergey!

Animated GIF QR Code

Halloween Pumpkin QR Code

Can anyone better Marc Hindley’s QR Code Halloween Pumpkin from 2010 (image below)? I had a go this year and had to give up when the unfinished QR Code disintegrated and left just a large hole. My arts and crafts skills are non-existent and the best thing for me about carving a pumpkin is roasting and eating the pumpkin seeds afterwards :) Send me a picture of your QR Coded Halloween Pumpkin and I will post it here…

Halloween pumpkin carved with a QR Code

QR Code DNA Art

Ottawa’s all night public arts and culture extravaganza (Nuit Blanche) included a digital sign outside the Ottawa School of Art displaying a rapid sequence of QR Codes. Each code resolved to a snippet of the human genome at the rate of 15 QR Codes per second. For the duration of the project (one night) 1.2% of the complete genome was encoded and displayed by the QR Codes. The installation titled QR-DNA was created by Cameron McKnight-MacNeil (video below). If you like this idea you may want a QR Code DNA Ancestry Portrait :)