40 Gorgeous QR Code Artworks That Rock

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is as new kind of the barcode that carries information that can be scanned by a QR code reader. It also comes with a deadly boring design. But thanks to reader integration designers are now able to transform its meaningless look into visually appealing designs like the one you see here!

qr code artworks
(Image Source: Qrezy)

Today, just about anyone can bring their boring QR code design up a notch. Here are just 40 thematic QR codes with creative, promising and beautiful designs! While some of them may look a world away from the usual black and white QR code, you will be surprised with the fact that they actually can be scanned for info. Most of the QR codes can actually work, but not every photography app or QR scanner application can detect them. However, you can still search and download multiple QR scanner apps from the app store to try them out. So what are we waiting for? On to the list!

Angry Birds. Can you get 3 stars for this stage? Very cool design, but floating blocks are only possible in the latest Angry Birds Space! (Image Source: Ads of the World)

angry birds

JESS3. Just as how it introduces itself, JESS3′ QR code art is all about creativity. (Image Source: JESS3)

jess3

Assorted. Inspiring and entertaining, their codes, like the ones below, just work! (Image Source: JESS3)

assorted

Fluid Pumping. Love the fluid pumping illustration! Awesome improvements that spice up the QR code’s look, who says only black and white can get all the fun! (Image Source: JESS3)

fluid pumping

Cartoonic. I perceive the QR code as something square always, but not any more after I witness these quirky designs – and they work! (Image Source: JESS3)

cartoonic

Lego Bricks. It’s really encouraging to find this 3D QR code! A rarity in the QR code industry. (Image Source: JESS3)

lego bricks

Facebook. Truly genius! (Image Source: JESS3)

facebook

Fruit Ninja. And when I first view the design, I was thinking the way to slash them all in one hit! (Image Source: Qrezy)

fruit ninja

Emily the Strange. When I reach this from a Japanese site, I knew that this cool design could work. (Image Source: SET)

emily the strange

Allied Pickfords. But the truck is blocking the code! No worries, still functioning at its best. (Image Source: SET)

allied pickfords

Invaders. Space Invaders have never failed to invade any art form that has the potential to be geeky, and this invasion is helped by QRious déco. (Image Source: QRious déco)

invaders

Auto Chrome. With this gorgeous design, it’s proven that overlapping dots work fine with the code. (Image Source: QRious déco)

auto chrome

Elie Vazar. A truly unique one that attracted me to pick up the scanner, curious to try it out. (Image Source: QRious déco)

elie vazar

IPA. Besides the cool visual, the designer must have put in so much extra effort and planning to carve out this fabulous piece. (Image Source: QR Arts)

ipa

Corkbin. Quite standard but twisted some shapes and colors. It actually looks delicious! (Image Source: Paperlinks)

corkbin

P.Diddy. At first glance,I thought “Wow, this could make a really good business card!” Qrezy is truly professional at QR code design. (Image Source: Qrezy)

p_diddy

Ginuwine. Looking at all these portraits, I think it’s time to order a QR code for myself too. (Image Source: Qrezy)

ginuwine

Andrea Hamilton. Using your portrait is actually a good idea, as the human’s face, especially the eye, could attract a great deal of attention. (Image Source: Qrezy)

andrea hamilton

The Fillmore. Fun, fun, fun, that’s what this design is about! (Image Source: Paperlinks)

the fillmore

Qubism. Looks like a labyrinth, but no worries, your QR code reader could decode it. (Image Source: QR Arts)

qubism

Chinese Seal. I must say that I love this one, not because it’s red, but because it’s great. (Image Source: Ocean Cohen)

chinese seal

Hand-drawn. I bet that it would fail, but heck, it works! Man, this is simply unbelievable. (Image Source: Bnpositive)

hand-drawn

Floral. Considering the technical difficulty, this could only be done by a professional, and it’s artistic to say the least. (Image Source: Matt McDonnell)

floral

Warner Brothers Japan. Warner Brothers in a new art form. Simplicity is everything. (Image Source: SET)

warner brothers japan

Louis Vuitton. Strategically targeted to female customers. You’re smart, SET. (Image Source: SET)

louis vuitton

Moet & Chandon. How about the drink splashes on the code? Talk about creativity! (Image Source: SET)

moet and chandon

The Curiosity Project. This piece is really interesting. It’s actually an ambitious project in which you can scan the code daily to get a dose of inspiration. Like the idea! (Image Source: Lauren Manning Design)

the curiosity project

Magic Hat. Never thought that the old school bottle cap could be revived in this way. Sleek. (Image Source: QR Arts)

magic hat

Treasure Map. Still not sure about the destination? Scan it! (Image Source: @jreyesgs)

treasure map

Dennis Ritchie. A smart idea that actually helps to introduce a person. RIP Dennis Ritchie, the man who helped greatly to shape the modern digital era. (Image Source: @jreyesgs)

dennis ritchie

Das Kann Weg! QR code is invading the street art category. (Image Source: alles banane)

das kann weg

Cubismo Iluminado. Undoubtedly the codes carry rich amounts of data. (Image Source: QR Street Art)

cubismo illuminado

Trinity. Truly genius. I strongly suggest that you read the entire post, and all I can say is it’s magical. (Image Source: QR-ART)

trinity

Amy Goodman. For this portrait, a total of 2304 QR codes were used, and they link to 9 years of Democracy Now videos. A Masterpiece indeed. (Image Source: scott_bl8ke)

amy goodman

2.5D. Not only can it serve as a code that stores information, QR codes can also easily become the kind of art that could be showcased in exhibitions. (Image Source: burtonwood + holmes)

2.5d

Cupcakes. QR code is the new trend for the baking industry! And yeah, the codes work. (Image Source: caseorganic)

cupcakes

GeekUp Cake. A birthday cake made for the GeekUp Leeds’ first birthday and yes, it’s really geeky. (Image Source: urbanwide)

geekup cake

QR Pumpkin. I think the middle one is used to amuse people instead of scare them. (Image Source: mattedgar)

qr pumpkin

Reflection

Kudos to all the magical designers that really taught us to think out of the box by making QR codes look creative yet still work! In this era, you could really never guess what could be the next genuine artform, but this showcase probably enlightened us to a fact: anything, physical or virtual, has the potential to become the art!

Spotted a creative QR code designanywhere or have you made one to show off your creativity? Don’t be shy to show it to us then, let’s have some scan-delicious fun!

Author:

Alvaris is a web designer, developer and staff writer for Hongkiat.com.

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