Painted QR Code Shows the Beauty Behind the Trend [VIDEO] (

Painted QR Code Shows the Beauty Behind the Trend [VIDEO] (


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Yiying Lu — the Australian-based artist famous for creating the iconic Twitter whale logo — has released a video of her latest art project, painting QR codes into plant life.

Called “Beautiful Traps,” Lu uses mostly watercolors to incorporate QR codes into paintings of women wearing hats that feature carnivorous plants.

The QR codes, which are functional and can be scanned by a mobile device, look stunning in her latest collection.

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Lu isn’t new to the QR code space. In fact, last year she worked QR codes into illustrations of famous people in the fashion world fashion.

Lu’s newly released time-lapse video shows her vision and process at work for “Beautiful Traps.” Check out the clip below and let us know what you think of incorporating QR codes into artwork in the comments. What’s the most stunning QR code you’ve seen?


BONUS: 15 Beautiful and Creative QR Codes


Designed by Paperlinks, a charming elephant drawing adds a dash of Asia to this LA restaurant's QR code.


HBO's True Blood season 3 was the first TV series to get a designer QR code in an ad, thanks to a collaboration between Warbasse Design, .phd agency and SET Japan.


This clever code from Patrick Donnelly is made up of bottle tops and links to the beer company's mobile optimized Facebook page.


Chances are you've already seen SET's "Help Japan" design. As well as extending the code to make an instantly recognizable red cross, the faux parts of the code contain related symbols for an arresting overall effect.


Another SET creation, QR codes get playful with a dose of Takeshi Murakami-influenced design for Louis Vuitton's mobile website



Wine app Corkbin gets the Paperlinks treatment with a design that co-ordinates with, and even features, its distinctive logo.


7. Disney

Cliffano Subagio spotted these awesome Disney codes in Japan where QR is a well established marketing tool.


This Paperlinks code is both cool and calm with made-you-look palm trees that add a special design touch.


9. Pac-Man

An experimental design from Patrick Donnelly, we love the witty, retro appeal.


The dots from Greenfield Lodge's floral logo are replicated throughout the design to great effect.


11. M&Ms

Anther concept design from Patrick Donnelly, we like the idea of arranging real-life objects into a scannable code.


Paperlinks added musical instruments into this concert venue's design, a neat way to tease consumers into reading the code.


Artists Tom Burtonwood and Holly Holmes have fun by extruding the classic code design with a code-within-a-code concept.


As well as integrating elements from the group's logo, we like how Paperlinks made the design appear painted with wine.


15. TIME

These striking TIME covers from SET show just how creative you can get with QR codes.


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Patrick Donnelly is such a QR code enthusiast, he spent months on Farmville "growing" a design!


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