40 Creative and Beautiful QR Codes

The QR Code (Quick Response Code) is a new kind of barcode that carries information that can be scanned by a QR code reader. It also comes with a 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!

Today, just about anyone can bring their boring QR code design up a notch. Here are 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 to know that they can actually 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? Let’s check out 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!

Source: Ads of the World

angry birds

Just as how it introduces itself, JESS3′ QR code art is all about creativity.

Source: JESS3


Inspiring and entertaining, their codes, like the ones below, just work!

Source: JESS3

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!

Source: JESS3

fluid pumping

I perceive the QR code as something square always, but not any more after I witness these quirky designs – and they work!

Source: JESS3

Lego Bricks

It’s really encouraging to find this 3D QR code! A rarity in the QR code industry.

Source: JESS3

lego bricks

Truly genius!

Source: JESS3

Fruit Ninja

And when I first view the design, I was thinking the way to slash them all in one hit!

Source: Qrezy

fruit ninja
Emily the Strange

When I reach this from a Japanese site, I knew that this cool design could work.

Source: SET

emily the strange
Allied Pickfords

But the truck is blocking the code! No worries, still functioning at its best.

Source: SET

allied pickfords

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.

Source: QRious déco

Auto Chrome

With this gorgeous design, it’s proven that overlapping dots work fine with the code.

Source: QRious déco

auto chrome
Elie Vazar

A truly unique one that attracted me to pick up the scanner, curious to try it out.

Source: QRious déco

elie vazar

Besides the cool visual, the designer must have put in so much extra effort and planning to carve out this fabulous piece.

Source: QR Arts


Quite standard but twisted some shapes and colors. It actually looks delicious!

Source: Paperlinks


At first glance,I thought “Wow, this could make a really good business card!” Qrezy is truly professional at QR code design.

Source: Qrezy


Looking at all these portraits, I think it’s time to order a QR code for myself too.

Source: Qrezy

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.

Source: Qrezy

andrea hamilton
The Fillmore

Fun, fun, fun, that’s what this design is about!

Source: Paperlinks

the fillmore

Looks like a labyrinth, but no worries, your QR code reader could decode it.

Source: QR Arts

Chinese Seal

I must say that I love this one, not because it’s red, but because it’s great.

Source: Ocean Cohen

chinese seal

I bet that it would fail, but heck, it works! Man, this is simply unbelievable.

Source: Bnpositive


Considering the technical difficulty, this could only be done by a professional, and it’s artistic to say the least.

Source: Matt McDonnell

Warner Brothers Japan

Warner Brothers in a new art form. Simplicity is everything.

Source: SET

warner brothers japan
Louis Vuitton

Strategically targeted to female customers. You’re smart, SET.

Source: SET

louis vuitton
Moet & Chandon

How about the drink splashes on the code? Talk about creativity!

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!

Source: Lauren Manning Design

the curiosity project
Magic Hat

Never thought that the old school bottle cap could be revived in this way. Sleek.

Source: QR Arts

magic hat
Treasure Map

Still not sure about the destination? Scan it!

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.

Source: @jreyesgs

dennis ritchie
Das Kann Weg

QR code is invading the street art category.

Source: alles banane

das kann weg
Cubismo Iluminado

Undoubtedly the codes carry rich amounts of data.

Source: QR Street Art

cubismo illuminado

Truly genius. I strongly suggest that you read the entire post, and all I can say is it’s magical.

Source: R-ART

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.

Source: scott_bl8ke

amy goodman

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.

Source: burtonwood + holmes


QR code is the new trend for the baking industry! And yeah, the codes work.

Source: caseorganic

GeekUp Cake

A birthday cake made for the GeekUp Leeds’ first birthday and yes, it’s really geeky.

Source: urbanwide

geekup cake
QR Pumpkin

I think the middle one is used to amuse people instead of scare them.

Source: mattedgar

qr pumpkin


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!