QR codes get the artistic treatment
by Mail Media Centre, 12-Jun-2012
QR codes can only be created in monochrome styles? Think again. Australian-based artist, Yiying Lu, has released a video of her latest art project, painting QR codes into plant life.
Called ‘Beautiful Traps’, Lu uses watercolors to incorporate QR codes into paintings of women wearing hats that feature carnivorous plants.
Intotal, seven carnivorous plants are featured: Rafflesia Arnoldii, Sundew, Voodoo Lily, Venus Flytrap, Sarracenia Leucophylla, Nepenthes Truncata and Nepenthes Rafflesianaan.
The QR codes not only look stunning, but are fully functional too. When scanned by a mobile device, they take the user to a video of the artwork being created.
Lu, who is famous for creating the iconic Twitter 'Fail Whale' logo, isn’t new to the QR code space. Last year she worked QR codes into illustrations of famous faces from the fashion world.
Her newly released time-lapse video shows her vision and process at work for ‘Beautiful Traps’.