Category Archives: graphics

QRt – QR Codes can be beautiful!

Have you ever heard of QR codes? you may have seen them on posters, flyers or business cards. Since a while i keep on following how designers use the creative opportunities you get with error correction code written into the QR Code encoder that allows up to 30% deterioration of a QR Code while remaining readable. Basically it means, you can scratch off and redesign a bit of code here and there and it will still scan correctly thanks to the error correction technology used for QR codes.

Here are some of my favourites…

The best examples i have seen to date are how japanese designers implement QR codes into advertisement designs:

and my favourites are the QR designs by SET from Tokyo who totally raised the bar in what is actually possible designing beautiful and clever designs which are still readible by a simple phone app. an inspirational country as always… 😉

and contrary to the standard quick copy&paste job banning the QR code into some corner where it is just sitting and looks boring…some other ads for well known brands are cleverly weaving QR Codes a bit more subtly into their layout as can be seen here and here.

finally, a gallery of some more examples i found on the interwebs during a google picture search, (copyrights of course belong to its respective owners and designers) enjoy!

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It’s two weeks now since i left London… time goes by so quickly…
I spent some days with my family recharging my batteries and had lots of conversations about my life in the uk and are dealing now with the situation to be back to my home country again.

Last saturday i did a last minute job as a stage hand at an event of the turkish community in stuttgart who celebrated the 50th anniversary since turkish guest-workers and their families came to live and work in germany. i helped to move sound and light equipment into the building, set up the stage for 3 traditional turkish bands and moved it all out again (until 3am in the next morning.) The line-up and music was rather exotic and not the tracklist i would play or dance to – but it was interesting to hear them perform live.
why not stay open minded… it was a new experience and almost like a day in turkey. 😉

Yesterday i decided to register officially with a new address in Stuttgart and start soon to run a small business organising and helping out at events in germany and making webdesign, flyers etc. to raise some money for the next journeys.

And apart from that i’ll keep on doing my art and music on the side and really need to brush up some skills in FL10, HTML5, CSS3 and Kanji. keep on reminding me and ask for some updates… 😛 i’ll keep on posting here and on twitter.

My next stops are:
Vienna  – planned for November 2011
Berlin – definitely in 2011

Tokyo – End of Dec 2011/Jan 2012
meeting lots of friends and hopefully the tokyo hackspace and peaceboat to help out with some volunteering in tohoku

Taiwan – 2012
Turkey – ?

Schorndorf (Germany)

i missed so much sitting in mom’s garden for breakfast… 🙂
long talk about life and her biggest passion – shabby chic.
here are some examples…

later my brother friedrich played us some new pieces he wrote on the piano and we came up with ideas for the next exhibitions.

a house full of creatives – welcome back to my family…

ms puxon uniqlo utgp2012 t-shirt contest

skyping with ms. puxon (japan)  in the evening chatting about her entry for the utgp 2012 uniqlo coke shirts competition. vote for her design if you like it! 😉

now reviewing my rusty kanji knowledge with kanji koohii:

After you have chosen your 10 fields of study, measure how good you are at each to find out your specialty.

Day 5 – 15/5/11 – Stuttgart

sunday chillout at shack with some nu:tone tunes

KH-2030 is decorating the shackspace with a rasterbatorized poledancing lady – who is probably one of the girls hoping to enter the olympics 2012. 😛


cool stuff:

NECOMIMI,  a sexy pair of brain-controlled cat ears created for Japanese teen girls not knowing how to shine out from the rest.”